Oct. 1st Deadline: New 2022 ICD-10-CM Code Changes

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The 2022 ICD-10-CM diagnosis code changes go into effect October 1, 2021. You are required to master 210 code additions, changes and deletions before they go live.

If you don’t correctly incorporate each of the new, modified and deleted ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes for 2022, get ready for denied claims, delayed payments and one huge headache. The modifications to codes due to COVID-19 makes it even more challenging, not to mention future reductions in reimbursement due to poor workflow and unsupported claims. But you don’t have to go through this changeover alone …

This is where expert coder and educator ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Kim Huey, MJ, CHC, CPC, CCS-P, PCS, CPCO, COC can help. During her 60-minute online training session, she will walk you through the ICD-10-CM diagnoses code changes for 2022 that will have the most impact on your practice next year. This training will help you ensure your transition to these new codes goes off without a hitch.

Here are just a few of the 2022 ICD-10-CM diagnosis code update implementation strategies you’ll receive by attending this hour-long online training session:

  • Expose when it is acceptable to use Z-codes (Z00-Z9) – every time
  • Pinpoint when you should code a history of COVID-19
  • Identify how to now code COVID-19 in a pregnant patient, a newborn, transplant patient, etc.
  • Utilize new guidance for patients treated with both insulin and oral diabetic medications
  • Know when, exactly, is it appropriate to use code 9 for a post-COVID-19 condition
  • Unearth which of the six new codes that add specificity to “cough” should you use to replace R05
  • Avoid catch all unspecified codes and the claim denials that follow
  • Identify the difference between 9 and F32A for major depressive disorder in 2022
  • Uncover how to code a COVID-19 infection that progresses into sepsis or shock
  • Determine how to code those patients with “long-haulers” syndrome after COVID-19
  • Isolate the correct gastric intestinal metaplasia codes from the new specific code choices
  • Escape errors related to numerous new codes for irritant contact dermatitis code (L24)
  • Reveal correct code for Bronchiectasis based on definition changes
  • And much more!

Ensuring you incorporate the new 2022 ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes correctly is more important than ever before. In the last couple of years, CMS has gone on a rampage to recoup reimbursements that they feel they’ve paid in error (equaling $29.6 BILLION for Medicare fee-for-services claims). And diagnosis coding errors can get you targeted and land you in serious financial and legal trouble unless you’re prepared.

Don’t wait, the Oct. 1st deadline is just around the corner. Sign up for Kim’s upcoming online training session today!

P.S. This training provides so much more than this announcement outlines. Here are just a few more of the specific 2022 ICD-10-CM diagnosis code transition strategies you’ll receive by attending this upcoming expert training.

  • Halt discontinued code 7X (Cannabis (derivatives) from leading to delayed payments
  • Uncover how to code the stage of an ulcer if it’s determined after debridement
  • Correctly choose from the multiple Glasgow coma scale scores
  • Stop coding errors for late effects of burns or corrosions
  • Prevent specificity denials due to new encephalitis codes
  • Utilize the new respiratory syncytial virus code modifications to improve pay up
  • Elect the correct neoplasm code for breast cancers (C00-D49) from new options
  • Identify when you should code the patient’s blood alcohol level
  • Pinpoint when to code substance use, abuse, and dependence for medical conditions
  • And much more!

Meet Your Expert

Kim Huey
MJ, CHC, CPC, CCS-P, PCS, CPCOKGG Coding and Reimbursement Consulting, LLC

Kim is an independent coding and reimbursement consultant, providing audit, training and oversight of coding and reimbursement functions for physicians. Kim completed three years of pre-medical education at the University of Alabama before she decided that she preferred the business side of medicine.

She completed a Bachelor’s degree in Health Care Management and went on to obtain certification through the American Academy of Professional Coders and the American Health Information Management Association.

Recognizing the important position of compliance in today’s world, she has also obtained certification as a Certified Healthcare Compliance Consultant and a Certified Healthcare Audit Professional. Kim is also an AHIMA-approved ICD-10-CM trainer and has recently earned a Master of Jurisprudence in Health Law.

For over twenty-five years, Kim has worked with providers in virtually all specialties, from General Surgery to Obstetrics/Gynecology to Oncology to Internal Medicine and beyond. She has spoken at the national conference for numerous organizations.

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