Learn how to correctly identify the principal diagnosis in hospital patients, leading to improvements in your ICD-10-CM coding accuracy and MS-DRG compliance.
Upon admission to the hospital, a patient presents with two conditions, each meeting the definition of a principal diagnosis. Which one should be coded as the principal diagnosis? Make the wrong choice, and you’ll end up with noncompliant ICD-10-CM and MS-DRG assignments, creating the potential for a payer denial and reduced reimbursement. Also, be aware that the wrong or incorrectly sequenced ICD-10-CM code for principal diagnosis has become a common target in coding audits.
We’ve received numerous requests for a webcast on this topic, and now we’re pleased to announce that it’s here. Top ICD-10-CM/PCS coding and audit expert Gloryanne Bryant will deliver the instruction and insights you need to efficiently zero in on the correct principal diagnosis for each hospital inpatient. Empowered by her guidance, you’ll take a big step toward improving your ICD-10-CM coding accuracy, identifying gaps in your documentation and achieving compliant MS-DRG assignments.
Hospitals are experiencing decreased payments and increased regulatory scrutiny, often the result of an inaccurate principal diagnosis selection that triggers an MS-DRG denial. Using case examples to illustrate, Gloryanne will convey essential knowledge pertaining to various aspects of principal diagnosis selection and coding, including how to navigate official coding guidelines, how to spot and fix weaknesses in clinical documentation and how to effectively rebut denials.
Hospital coding managers and supervisors; HIM directors; hospital inpatient coding staff, auditors and educators; physician HIM coding liaison; reimbursement specialists; compliance auditors; clinical documentation integrity (CDI) leadership and specialists; and physician CDI liaison.
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