Presented by Michael Tidd
Thursday, June 25, 2020
New Codes – New Opportunities
Every year new diagnosis codes are created, deleted, and/or renamed. These codes can be very unique to certain diseases like glaucoma as was the case in 2019. Sometimes the codes are expanded across the spectrum. The ICD-10 codes that will be effective starting in October 1, 2020 have been announced and we will be discussing these codes. Come learn about these new codes, deleted codes and changes to the diagnoses code descriptions to ensure you are prepared for accurate coding.
Understand the new codes that will be available October 1, 2020
Know the codes that will be retired September 30, 2020
Describe the description changes and the effects they will have on assigning codes in October and future
Verbalize the changes in current codes that require more specificity
Michael Tidd has over 19 years of experience in the Home Care Industry and is a frequent speaker at HealthCare Synergy Workshops and Webinars. He is a Software Developer, LVN and Certified in ICD-9/10 Coding and OASIS (COS-C, HCS-D). As the Clinical Manager for HealthCare Synergy, he directs the Outsourced Management Services, assists in directing the development of the Healthcare Assistant Web Edition, oversees the Clinical Documentation Auditing provided to clients and directs the Clinical Form Development for the Healthcare Assistant Web Edition. Michael continues to educate agencies in the ongoing regulations that CMS produces, the proper application of the Medicare Conditions of Participation and completing timely, accurate and defendable clinical documentation to survive in the current Medicare Reimbursement Model.