2018 ICD-10-PCS Updates: What Coders and Medical Practices Need to Know Now

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What Coders Must Know About the Changes in ICD-10-PCS Coding for 2018

Properly coding in the inpatient setting is crucial because specificity of coding is required for correct DRG reimbursement for inpatient procedures. CMS’s 2017 updates to ICD-10-PCS for 2018 were released in May 2017 and include over 3,500 new codes, more than 1,800 revisions and almost 650 deletions. ICD-10-PCS now includes over 78,700 codes. These are the codes that must be used for the “procedural classification system” in hospital inpatient settings starting on October 1, 2017. Is your practice ready to use the new PCS Coding Guidelines?

Join this session, where, AIHC-approved ICD-10-CM/PCS trainer Amy C. Pritchett, BSHA, CCS, CPMA, CPC-I, CPC, CDEO, CANPC, CASCC, CEDC, CRC, CMRS, CMPM, CDMP, C-AHI, will discuss all aspects of the coding guideline changes, added tables and revised tables. Amy will also delve into the new body parts added, device additions, and qualifier additions to several PCS tables.

You will receive an in-depth look at the heading changes within Medical/Surgical for 2018. You will learn to utilize ICD-10-PCS 2018 updates from day one and know what to expect when the changes take effect from October 1, 2018. You will also be able to code efficiently utilizing the new updated coding guidelines for reporting as well as many changes within the coding tables.

Session Highlights:

  • A look at ICD-10 code changes in 2018, including up to 3,562 new code additions, around 646 code deletions, and close to 2,048 code revisions
  • Revision of table headings within the Medical/Surgical tables
  • Addition of 11 new PCS tables
  • Addition of new body parts within tables
  • Addition of new qualifiers within tables
  • Addition of new devices and approaches within tables
  • Discuss the coding guideline revisions, deletions and additions
  • Discuss several changes to the introduction table 3E0
  • Discuss how the new approaches and device qualifiers change coding rules

Session Agenda

  • Detailed 2018 PCS updates and changes
  • ICD-10-PCS coding guidelines
    o    11 new additions to the table

    o    Changes and updates to PCS tables
  • New body parts added for 2018
  • New devices added for 2018
  • New qualifiers added for 2018
  • New technology added for 2018
  • And more

Who Should Attend

  • All coders from beginner to most advanced
  • HIM managers
  • Coding supervisors
  • Coding managers
  • Coding directors
  • CDI and compliance nurses

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About Our Speaker

Amy Pritchett

Amy Pritchett serves as the Manager of Facility Reimbursement & Coding Services at Altegra Health and brings to the firm over 25 years of experience, specializing in revenue cycle management and HIM operations including RAC auditing, charge master implementation and reviews, inpatient MS-DRG and outpatient OPPS coding compliance auditing, and physician practice coding and auditing. Prior to joining Altegra, Amy was the managing director of HIM and an...   More Info
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