Coding and Documenting Chronic Conditions

Special News Broadcast
Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018
10-10:30 a.m. ET; 7-7:30 a.m. PT

Program 309
Gloryanne Bryant, RHIA, CDIP, CCS, CCDS, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer;
Linda DiBenedetto; Laurie M. Johnson, MS, RHIA, FAHIMA;
and Douglas Zegel

Coding chronic conditions and co-morbidities is becoming increasingly critical as the healthcare landscape shifts toward value-based care, which attempts to advance the triple aim of providing better care for individuals, improving population health management strategies, and reducing healthcare costs. Reporting our lead story on the next edition of Talk Ten Tuesdays will be Machaelle Diaz, senior program manager for coding quality review and education at McKesson Specialty Health.

Other segments to be featured on the broadcast include:

  • News Desk: Senior healthcare consultant Laurie Johnson, who several years ago broke the national story about there not being an ICD-10 code for chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), will return to the broadcast with an update on this condition.

  • Tuesday Feature: With Super Bowl LII scheduled to take place on Sunday, Feb. 4 in Minneapolis, we asked the co-founder of the Patrick Risha CTE Awareness Foundation Douglas Zegel to provide context for what his foundation describes as an epidemic.

  • Coding Report: California Health Information Association Past President Gloryanne Bryant will return to the broadcast to report on the importance of healthcare quality and data as key elements in the coded data that comes from clinical documentation.

  • TalkBack: After adding her two cents about chronic conditions, Talk Ten Tuesdays co-host Erica Remer, MD will return to a subject that appears to be fraught with confusion – OB coding – by introducing a listener poll on the same subject for discussion on January 30 Talk Ten Tuesdays.

Register now to listen and learn on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018 at 10 a.m. EST.

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