Get Paid for Patients with Vaping-Related Illnesses with New Code


Although possible, accurate coding (and payment) for e-cigarette, or vaping, product use-associated lung injury (EVALI) is NOT easy.

In addition to mastering the complexities of the new vaping related diagnosis code (U07.0), you must also comply with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) coding rules. With different rules for substance abuse, rule-outs, unconfirmed cases and more, complying with both sets of regulations is a massive challenge for both outpatient and inpatient services.

But there is help available…

During this online training, mental health and drug abuse health information management expert, Heather Greene, RHIA, CPC, CPMA, CIC, CDIP, will provide you with the clinical indicators and step-by-step coding advice you need to more easily and accurately code for vaping-related illnesses.

Here are just some of the expert vaping-related illness coding strategies you’ll receive by attending this 30-minute online training:

  • Identify clinical indicators as suggested by the CDC
  • Choose the correct “rule-out” diagnosis code to avoid breaking ICD-10-CM rules
  • Recognize when to use a vaping-related injury code with real-world clinical presentations
  • Ensure coding accuracy before your EVALI coding is under increased scrutiny in April 2020
  • Include CDC medical necessity exam expectations to validate your claims
  • Determine when you can greenlight dependence codes under these circumstances
  • Adhere to often-overlooked ICD-10-CM supplemental guidance
  • Keep coding compliant for toxic effects of oils as well as vaping
  • Capture inpatient treatment release requirements of substance abuse and cessation counseling
  • Why auditors mark Z codes for vaping use wrong – and how to fix the error
  • And so much more ….

Many of the codes typically utilized for vaping-related injuries are incorrect or missing elements (i.e. injuries, toxic oil effects, etc.). By attending this upcoming, 30-minute online training, you’ll receive the practical answers you need to more accurately code and get paid for vaping-related illness claims.

Don’t wait until it’s too late.

Register today to conquer vaping-related illness coding to file your claims more accurately and improve your reimbursement before the number of these patients grows any further.

Sign up for this must-see online training today.

Meet Your Expert

Heather Greene
RHIA, CIC, CDIP, CPMA, CPCManaging Consultant at Health Care Performance Advisory Services

Heather is a member of the Health Care Performance Advisory Services division.  Heather has nearly 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry, with extensive experience working in a variety of key healthcare information management (HIM) roles.

She assists hospitals in evaluating and improving their clinical documentation integrity (CDI) programs.  She also helps hospitals and physician practices in increasing their net revenues and lowering denials through improved clinical documentation and coding integrity. She provides coding and documentation consulting and training to improve clinical documentation integrity and coding accuracy.

Heather is skilled at bringing trying information to life and incorporate relevant resources for clinical and administrative staff. Her presentation style is energetic, anecdotal and learner-focused, with a view not only to help participants improve their knowledge levels, but also enhance their willingness and ability to apply what they’ve learned in a practical setting.

As a conscientious member of the healthcare community, Heather regularly attends conferences, seminars and takes advantage of many opportunities to interact with other nationally recognized HIM and coding experts where she can stay on top of the ever-changing regulations that impact the industry.  She is a member of American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), American Clinical Documentation Integrity Specialists (ACDIS) and American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). She is currently on the CDI Summit Committee for AHIMA.

Heather is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University, with a B.S. in Health Information Management and has a Master of Business Administration from Midway College. She is a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), Certified Inpatient Coder (CIC), Certified Documentation Improvement Professional (CDIP) Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA), and Certified Professional Coder (CPC).  She also holds designations of Approved CDI and ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer.


The slides were good, the speaker was pleasant.
Valerie Petersen
Coding Manager, Resolution Consulting
Very informative.
Diana Weber
CCS, Christiana care Union Hospital
I appreciated the fact that it was very easy to understand.
Donna Young
Inpatient coder lead, Union Hospital of Cecil County