ICD-10 Coding for Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs)

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Prerecorded Event
Brenda Chidester-Palmer, CPC, CPC-I, CEMC, CASC
60 minutes
Product Description

Get Coding Tips for GI (Gastrointestinal), Lesion Excisions and Orthopedic ASC Procedures and Complications

The transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 will be complex for all parts of the Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC). The level of specificity required in ICD 10 should allow providers to describe complex patient conditions in much greater detail.

Coding and billing expert Brenda Chidester-Palmer, CPC, CPC-I, CEMC, CASC will show you how to navigate the ICD-10 CM to correctly assign diagnosis codes, in an informative session. Understand how anatomy and correct documentation will assist in correct coding to ensure timely and correct reimbursement of claims. Brenda will review the chapter specific guidelines as they pertain to ASC diagnosis coding to make sure you code correctly for timely payment.

Additionally, review actual procedure document and learn how to apply ICD-10 diagnosis codes. Also, get coding tips for GI (gastrointestinal), lesion excisions and orthopedic ASC procedures and complications, and know how to select correct codes for initial and subsequent encounters and use of placeholders. 

Attendees will also get reference documentation for ICD-10 guidelines that pertain to ASC diagnosis coding.

Session Highlights:

  • Review the ICD-10 guidelines related to ASCs
  • ICD-10-CM effect on ASC diagnosis coding
  • Importance of documentation and knowledge of anatomy to code correctly
  • Determine how to select codes based on initial vs. subsequent encounters
  • Understanding how to use the “X” placeholder when coding
  • Coding complications and late effects of procedures
  • Diagnostic Coding and Reporting Guidelines for Outpatient Services
  • Structural difference between ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM diagnoses
  • Review of expanded detail and specificity in ICD-10

Session Agenda:

  • Placeholder code/ character “X”
  • Addition of 7th character
  • 7th character describing encounter
  • Complications of care
  • Expanded combination codes
  • Summary of Chapter Changes
  • Example of coding and code changes
  • Clinical documentation

Who should attend

Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Coders, Billers and Office Managers


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About Our Speaker

Brenda Chidester - Coding Compliance Expert

Brenda Chidester-Palmer, CPC, CPC-I, CEMC, CASC, has 19 years of coding and billing experience. Brenda is the principal of Palmer Coding Consultants. She provides auditing and education services to physician offices. She is the former Coding Compliance Manager for a Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, a large multi-specialty group practice in Houston, Texas. She is an Approved PMCC Instructor, former AAPC Workshop Presenter, past president of her local AAPC chapter, and...   More Info
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