Getting paid accurately for claims that report diabetes complications can seem impossible. Not only do these patients require more time and complex treatments, but the complications coding guidelines are also complex and confusing.
By not capturing all complications accurately, you are short changing yourself. Your coding will fail to support higher-level office visits and hospital care services and YOU WILL BE PAID LESS THAN YOU DESERVE.
Instead, you must determine when the service provided is related to the patient’s associated diabetic manifestation, diabetic complication, or a medical or surgical complication.
On the flip side, if you over-count unrelated conditions as cause-and-effect you most likely will get targeted for an audit.
You are between a rock and a hard place: losing money or getting audited. But it doesn’t have to be this way.
During an upcoming, 90-minute online training session on Wednesday, August 21st at 1pm ET, coding expert and trainer, Gloryanne Bryant, RHIA, CDIP, CCS, CCDS, AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer, can help.
She’ll walk you through exactly how to get paid more of what you deserve on diabetes with CKD or hypertension claims.
Complications Coding Guidelines To Comply
You’ll be able to comply with the tricky ICD-10-CM coding “WITH” convention, and master coding for both medical and surgical complications.
Here are just a few of the step-by-step strategies for complying with diabetes complications coding guidelines you’ll receive during this upcoming, 90-minute training:
- Master alpha and tabular to code cellulitis and diabetes more accurately to speed pay-up
- Overcome nuances of “With” ICD-10-CM coding convention to head off hefty denials
- Successfully utilize ICD-10-CM Alpha & Tabular instruction to avoid payment delays
- Correctly code diabetes mellitus with associated conditions to avoid audits
- Master coding for hypertension, renal disease and diabetes with associated clinical complications/manifestations to get accurately reimbursed for what you are due
- Apply complications to accurately support longer hospital stays, higher office visit levels
- Coding Checklist: More quickly greenlight ICD-10-CM medical and surgical complication coding
- Identify top diabetic, CKD, or hypertension complication coding to head off audit
- And so much more…
IMPORTANT: This ICD-10-CM coding training session will focus on diabetes “With” coding as well as medical and surgical complication coding.
This program is designed for those coding professionals who have a base understanding of how to accurately code diabetes, hypertension, and renal failure as well as medical and surgical complications.
This is NOT a basic coding course.
Regardless of your specialty, diabetic patients get seen more often, and take up a higher percentage of your staff and provider time.
So, unless you’re careful, it’s easy to lose money on these patients. But you can improve the reimbursement you receive for your complicated diabetic patient services with a little help.
Stop losing money. Get the expert diabetes, CKD, and hypertension diagnosis coding advice you need to more accurately code and get paid for your claims.
Also get information regarding medical and surgical complication coding. You’ll decrease your audit chances and increase your ability to get paid more of what you are due. Don’t wait, sign up today.
Gloryanne has been an HIM professional and Leader for over 35 years. In her past roles she’s been National Director of Coding Quality, Education, Systems and Support for a national healthcare system, was responsible for the coding quality, accuracy and integrity, monitoring programs, education, coding related systems and advisory for Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI). She was also the key national leader for ICD-10 Coding Education and Training across 8 regions. She was also Corporate Senior Director of Coding HIM Compliance for Catholic Healthcare West (CHW) Dignity Healthcare for more than eight years.
Gloryanne was appointed to the HHS CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) APC Advisory Panel to work on OPPS policy, coding, and reimbursement issues where she served for 4 years. She was also appointed to the RAND Expert Panel on Severity DRGs. She co-authored the publication, “HIM Director’s Guide to ICD-10” and wrote the “ICD-10 Coding & Physician Language” handbook, the third revision.
Gloryanne has conducted numerous ICD-9-CM, ICD-10 and CPT coding, DRGs, MS-DRG, APR-DRGs, APC (OPPS), leadership and compliance workshops for hospital and physician-based coding staff, Coding and HIM Leaders, and others. In addition, she has conducted an array of presentations on data quality, medical necessity, compliance and clinical documentation improvement to health care management executives and administrators.