Wound Care Coding: Unique Challenges Explored

Wound Care Coding: Unique Challenges Explored
Join Us for a Complimentary Webcast*  
Thursday, July 26, 2018  
1:00 p.m. EST, 10:00 a.m. PST  

AHIMA-Approved ICD-10 CM/PCS Trainer, Director of Clinical Documentation, HRS

Julie Boomershine, RHIA, CCS, CTR, CHDA,
AHIMA-Approved ICD-10 CM/PCS Trainer, Manager of Coding Operations, HRS

Your wound care center may be providing excellent patient care, but when it comes time for reimbursement, are you receiving revenue for the resources consumed by your patients? Does your documentation support the severity of illness of your patients? Good patient care is important, but if your center fails to receive appropriate revenue, its doors may soon close.  

Another area of which requires focus is new biomedical technology, which is creating and producing new wound care products to benefit patients with ulcers, traumatic wounds, and surgical wounds. These new techniques and products must be reported using correct coding and billing practices to ensure accurate reimbursement.   

Wound care coding and billing often carries unique challenges compared to other specialties. Join us for this webcast where we will review ICD-10-CM codes and coding guidelines applicable to wound care services.  

Why This Is Relevant:   

Claims related to wound care have been a frequent target of the Office of Inspector General (OIG) and Recovery Audit Contractors (RACs), with these agencies recouping thousands of dollars. It's not just about getting paid: it's about getting paid and holding onto it!  Protecting your center from an OIG or RAC review means understanding physician documentation requirements and the complexities of wound care procedure coding is essential for accurate claim submission.  

Coding guidelines and physician documentation requirements for accurate reporting of various types of wounds will be reviewed.  A discussion will also pertain to procedure coding guidelines for multiple types of wound care techniques and wound care products commonly used in wound care clinics today. Use of wound care coding case scenarios will provide a solid basis for appropriate code assignment of both diagnoses and procedures.  

Learning Objectives

From this webcast you will:    

  1. Understand ICD-10-CM coding guidelines 
  2. Understand documentation requirements 
  3. Knowledge of wound care products and treatments 
  4. Understand CPT®coding guidelines  
  5. Differentiate wound care from debridement.  

*This webcast is only open to hospitals and other providers at this time. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webcast.   

Space is limited.  
Reserve your webcast seat now!  

Meet Your Presenters  

Kim Carr AHIMA2017 Cropped BW

Kim Carr, RHIT, CCS, CDIP, CCDS, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10 CM/PCS Trainer  

Kim brings more than 30 years of health information management experience to HRS.  Prior to joining HRS, Kim worked as a consultant implementing CDI programs in varied environments such as level-one trauma centers, small community hospitals and all levels in between.   

Before joining the consultant arena, Kim served as Manager of CDI in an academic level-one trauma center.   She was responsible for education and training for physicians and clinical documentation specialists.  Over the past 30 years, Kim has held several HIM positions, including HIM coding educator, quality assurance/utilization management coordinator, DRG coding coordinator and coding manager.  

Julie Boomershine Headshot BW

Julie Boomershine, RHIA, CCS, CTR, CHDA, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10 CM/PCS Trainer

Julie’s more than 20 years of HIM experience guides her decisions as HRS’ Manager of Coding Operations.  In this role Julie manages client relationships and coders’ daily performance, including coding quality and productivity to ensure excellence.  Her experience includes managing HIM Departments, performing inpatient and outpatient audits, and serving as a member of a hospital clinical documentation improvement committee.  Additionally, Julie lead the transition through ICD-10-CM/PCS, created education programs and continues to deliver internal education seminars. 

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