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icd 10 codes for spinal fusion

The Challenging ICD 10 PCS Codes for Spinal Fusion Procedures Explained

By YES HIM Consulting / July 9, 2020 /

The Refresh With YES: PCS Spinal Fusion Procedures Learning Path shows learners how to correctly document the ICD 10 codes for spinal fusion procedures divided into 20-23-minute modules. The courses within this learning path review one of the most challenging ICD-10-PCS coding topics of spinal fusion, including cervical and lumbar fusion ICD 10. Official coding guidelines, case examples, and Coding Clinic topics related to spinal fusion procedures will be reviewed.

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Personalized Medical Coding Education Tailored to Coders’ Learning Styles

By YES HIM Consulting / July 7, 2020 /

YES HIM Consulting designs learning paths and coding tracks for busy professionals who need to take courses on their own time. Our catalog offers customizable formats to fit physicians’, coders’, and auditors’ schedules and learning styles – including on-site, online, and hybrid or blended models. Ongoing coding education is one of the ways to keep your team and organization compliant. Click here to review the other benefits of keeping your team up-to-date with coding and guideline changes with customizable coding education formats.

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ICD 10 codes for diabetes

Learn the ICD 10 Codes for Diabetes & Other Endocrine Diagnoses

By YES HIM Consulting / June 24, 2020 /

The Refresh With YES: CM Endocrine Diagnoses Webinar teaches learners the ICD 10 codes for diabetes mellitus and several endocrine diagnoses divided into 13-20-minute modules. Official coding guidelines, scenarios, and Coding Clinic topics related to the diagnosis codes for diabetes will be reviewed.

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ICD 10 PCS 2020

ICD-10 PCS Updates for FY 2021

By Ann Zeisset / June 9, 2020 /

This article will highlight the ICD 10 PCS Updates FY2021 and Guideline changes, and briefly present some of the code additions for the Medical and Surgical Section. For a description of all of the code changes, including updates to the Medical and Surgical Related Section, Ancillary and New Technology, as well as the rationale and clinical information as detailed in the Coordination and Maintenance Committee Meeting materials, please sign up for the ICD 10 PCS Updates for FY 2021 medical coding webinar available soon at YES HIM Consulting. The PCS coding updates course will be available on the YES Education site.

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Medical Coding Training on Updates Ensures Accuracy & Compliance Standards

By YES HIM Consulting / June 3, 2020 /

Every year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and the American Medical Association (AMA) release updated coding and reporting guidelines that make additions, deletions, and revisions to the ICD-10 and HCPCS code sets, and CPT codes, respectively. During Public Health Emergencies (PHE), such as the COVID-19 pandemic, CMS and AMA will release updates more frequently. By offering ongoing medical coding training to cover these quarterly and annual updates, your coding team upholds an accuracy standard and stays compliant with these revised guidelines. YES Education offers a robust catalog of medical coding updates that refreshes as the code set revisions are released, including quarterly and annual updates for ICD-10-CM/PCS and CPT.

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PCI CPT codes

PCI CPT Codes Online Course Covers PCI Procedures

By YES HIM Consulting / June 2, 2020 /

The Refresh With YES: CPT PCI Procedures Webinar provides an overview of the CPT codes for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) procedures divided into 14-19-minute modules. During this four-part series on PCI CPT codes, learners will receive information on various PCI procedures, including a review of the heart’s anatomy and pathophysiology of conditions that may necessitate a PCI procedure. The coding guidelines and codes for PCI are thoroughly examined, and case examples of PCI are presented. The modules offered within this course include: Anatomy and Disease Process Review, CPT Guidelines and Coding (Parts 1 and 2), and Review of Case Studies.

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ICD-10-CM codes for complications and drug diagnoses

Review the ICD-10-CM Codes for Complications & Drug Diagnoses in 1-Hour Webinar

By YES HIM Consulting / May 22, 2020 /

The Refresh With YES: Complications & Drug Diagnoses Webinar examines the ICD-10-CM guidelines and applicable Coding Clinic discussions with practical coding examples regarding Complications and Drug diagnoses divided into 15-18 minute modules. Learners will find out how to select the right ICD-10-CM codes for Complications & Drug Diagnoses topics, such as poisoning, adverse effects and underdosing of drugs. The four modules offered within this course include: Complications, Adverse Effects of Drugs, Poisoning, and Underdosing.

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Review the 2021 IPPS Proposed Rule’s MS-DRG & Other ICD-10 Coding Updates

By Teri Jorwic / May 18, 2020 /

The 2021 Proposed Rule for Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) was released on May 11, and will be published in the May 29, 2020, Federal Register (2020). Provisions in the rule increase the Medicare IPPS rate for hospitals that report quality data and are meaningful users of EHRs by approximately 3.1%, resulting in an increase of $2.07 billion in spending. With other adjustments, the overall payment increase for inpatient hospitals will be around 1.6%. The Proposed Rule adjusts the payment rates, MS-DRG codes, and other provisions, including new ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS codes.

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how to code PCS head and neck procedures

Master How to Code PCS Head & Neck Procedures & Earn 1 CEU

By YES HIM Consulting / May 15, 2020 /

The Refresh With YES: PCS Head and Neck Procedures Webinar dives into the definitions, procedures, and approaches for various head and neck operations divided into 16-18-minute modules. Learners will find out how to assign the right PCS code for head and neck procedures during the following four modules within this course: Craniotomy/Craniectomy Overview and Approach, Craniotomy/Craniectomy Procedures, Sinus Procedures, and Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Procedures.

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Cross-Training Coders to Become Inpatient Coding Experts: Live Sessions are the Key to Success

By YES HIM Consulting / May 11, 2020 /

Healthcare organizations, including coders, often struggle with a true return on investment when aiming to cross-train from outpatient to inpatient coding. There are several key differences between inpatient and outpatient coding. Inpatient coding documents a patient’s diagnosis and treatment during hospitalization, while outpatient coding generates a detailed report for diagnoses treated in one visit. Coding for inpatient vs. outpatient also requires different code sets and payment systems.

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