Dissecting the Lingering Challenges Facing Coding and CDI Professionals

Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017
10-10:30 a.m. ET; 7-7:30 a.m. P T
Program 267
James S. Kennedy, MD, CCS, CCDS, CDIP
Laurie Johnson, MS, RHIA, FAHIMA, AHIMA Approved ICD-10 CM/PCS Trainer;
Erica Remer, MD, FACEP, CCDS; and Stanley Nachimson

Excludes1 and Excludes2 notes challenge coding and clinical documentation improvement (CDI) professionals, given the seemingly endlessly conflicting definitions of these terms and the recent ICD-10-CM guidelines. Who decides if conditions are related or not, the coder or the doctor? Must the physician explicitly document that they are not related? Or can the coder use his or her own judgment? Dr. James Kennedy will report our lead story this coming Tuesday during the next edition of Talk Ten Tuesdays.

Also scheduled to be featured on the broadcast are the following segments:

  • CDI Report: In the second installment of her exclusive two-part series, Dr. Erica Remer will demystify ICD-10 obstetrics coding.
  • RegWatch: Healthcare industry expert Stanley Nachimson of Nachimson Advisors will bring you up to date on the latest regulatory news coming from Washington, D.C
  • News Desk: Laurie Johnson, who anchors the Talk Ten Tuesdays news desk, will check in with the latest ICD-10 headline news.
Join hosts Chuck Buck and Kim Charland for all this and more during the next edition of Talk Ten Tuesdays, Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 10 a.m. ET.