Learn the ICD-10-CM coding rules for a variety of aftercare situations, including fractures, joint replacements and therapy.
The ICD-10 code set took effect Oct. 1, but coders remain confused about how to code various aftercare situations, such as fracture nonunions or malunions, complications of joint replacement and therapy, to name a few. There are more options for coding these in ICD-10 including both 7th characters and Z codes, and the rules are unfamiliar and scattered around in guidelines, chapter introductions and among the codes themselves. In addition, various authoritative sources, associations and experts disagree on how to code these situations.
Gain a clear understanding of the ICD-10 code set and how to properly code for your most frequent aftercare situations. Learn all about seventh character requirements for subsequent care and sequelae. Master ICD-10-CM coding rules for fractures, joint replacements, therapy, and various aftercare situations to increase coding productivity, and ensure reimbursement.
Join DecisionHealth coding subject matter expert Ruby O’Brochta Woodward during this 60-minute webinar to:
- Learn how to tell whether a seventh character is required for a given condition
- Find out when to append an aftercare seventh character instead of a Z code for a variety of typical musculoskeletal conditions
- Ace coding of complications and sequelae, e.g., when an infected artificial joint must be removed and replaced
- Master appropriate coding for therapy after fracture treatment and therapy after elective joint replacement
- Cement your understanding of acute versus chronic injury coding
Approved for 1 AAPC or BMSC CEU