According to the CDC “Someone in the United States has a stroke every 40 seconds.” They are the 5th leading cause of death in the US. In order to keep up with these statistics, receive appropriate reimbursement and report the most detailed severity of illness for our patients who have had a stroke, it is important to understand the ICD-10-CM guidelines and apply them appropriately.

This course presented by Paula Digby

Topics include:

  • How to interpret the ICD-10-CM guidelines for appropriate reporting of Strokes with and without residuals.
  • How to report stroke residuals in various settings. Did you know they are reported differently in an IRF than an acute hospital or physician’s office?
  • Review of the code options for strokes
  • Searching for documentation clues and elements needed for the greatest severity of illness.
  • Learn how to use our clear method (CLLR) to remember stroke documentation needs to achieve the highest specificity

and more.

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