New ICD-10-CM Coding for Blindness

Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017
10-10:30 a.m. ET; 7-7:30 a.m. PT
Program 297
Rhonda Buckholtz, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CENTC, CGSG,
Vice President, ECL Group

Tracy Boldt, RN, BSN, CCDS, CDIP;
Gloryanne Bryant, RHIA, CDIP, CCS, CCDS,
AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer;
Lyman Sornberger, MHA; and Nick van Terheyden, MD

A new set of codes for blindness and low vision was recently released, and with that brings many changes for documentation and coding. The codes are effective Oct. 1, 2017and come as a result of a campaign by the World Health Organization (WHO), which in 2013 advocated for greater clarity in the reporting of blindness and low vision. Rhonda Buckholtz, the vice president of strategic development for the ECL Group, will have our lead story during the next edition of Talk Ten Tuesdays.

Other segments to be featured on the broadcast include:

  • News Desk: Gloryanne Bryant, past president of the California Health Information Association, will be reporting on the latest ICD-10 updates, as the countdown to the Oct. 1 compliance date is quickly approaching.

  • DocTalk: Nick van Terheyden, MD, known as “Dr. Nick” and “The Incrementalist,” also a national and international healthcare technology authority, will return to Talk Ten Tuesdays to report on how incremental changes can make a big difference in healthcare.

  • CDI Report: Tracy Boldt, system manager of clinical documentation improvement for Essentia Health System, will return to report on the health system’s outpatient CDI department.
  • Revenue Cycle Report: Lyman G. Sornberger, chief healthcare strategy officer for Capio Partners, will return to the broadcast to report that a majority of clinicians do not understand the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA).

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