Explore comprehensive guidelines and best practices for secondary diagnosis coding in our illuminating webcast. Delve into the intricacies of accurately assigning secondary diagnosis codes to ensure precise medical documentation. Learn how to navigate complex scenarios and adhere to coding regulations while enhancing coding proficiency. Our expert-led webcast covers essential insights, including documentation requirements, sequencing strategies, and industry updates. Elevate your coding skills and stay current with the latest coding advancements so you can determine the correct DRG assignment to optimize reimbursement, support medical decision-making, and maintain compliance.
In today’s coding landscape, computer-assisted coding software has become a vital tool, but it often suggests diagnosis codes that are not supported by provider documentation. This leads to additional diagnoses being removed by payers, resulting in reduced reimbursement for hospitals.
Our webcast addresses this problem by delving into the official guidelines and definitions for reporting secondary diagnoses. We will explore the ICD-10-CM official UHDDS definition of reportable diagnoses and provide a comprehensive understanding of when to assign secondary diagnoses.
Attendance is essential as complications, comorbidities, and major complications and major comorbidities directly impact DRG assignment and hospital reimbursement. After this webcast, you will understand that not all additional diagnoses are appropriate for code assignment and confidently identify when assigning an additional diagnosis is appropriate.
An essential part of the inpatient coders’ job is to analyze the medical record and assign diagnosis codes for all reportable conditions that are supported by provider documentation. This webcast empowers you, the coder, to accurately analyze medical records and assign appropriate secondary diagnosis codes, so you capture the true severity of a patient’s illness and determine the DRG assignment and reimbursement.
Coders, Auditors, Clinical Documentation Specialists, HIM staff, Revenue Cycle Staff