ICD-10 Webinar Series - Part II: Fracture Coding
Webinar Recorded March 2014
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Physicians have been inundated with information about the number of new diagnosis codes, the need to explain in detail the mechanism of injury and where it occurred, and horror stories about 7th character extensions. Now is the time for hand surgeons to delve into the nuances of ICD-10 and how the specialty will be impacted by the changes. Fracture coding requires significant documentation changes with attention to specificity of anatomic location. This webinar addresses what you need to know related to coding conventions for acute (not pathologic) fractures.
- Discuss key documentation changes to support ICD-10 terminology and code selection.
- Incorporate coding guideline changes related to fracture coding.
- Articulate how to report fractures documented as displaced versus non-displaced, closed and open.
- Demonstrate understanding of 7th character extensions and encounter definition.
- Introduction to Fracture Coding Guidelines (Chapter 19)
- ICD-9 to ICD-10 format changes; change in 800 code section in ICD-9 to S codes in ICD-10
- Chapter 19 Dissection of Fracture codes related to 7th character format requirements
- Discussion of Gustillo and Salter Harris Classification Systems and documentation requirements
Mary LeGrand, a nationally recognized coding and reimbursement expert works with physician practices in all aspects of the care continuum (e.g. solo physician, specialty group practices, multidisciplinary groups, academic divisions/departments, and hospital employed physicians). Mary's expertise and strong clinical background as a Registered Nurse and Certified Coder (CCS-P and CPC) places her in high demand to present coding and documentation seminars addressing physician, coding and billing staff, management education needs. Mary's fast paced, high energy presentation style leave physicians, staff and managers always wanting more.