When preparing for bad weather we watch the forecast and prepare. Then we wait and watch again. This process is similar to a cancer patient’s journey. Prepare as much as you can and then watch and wait. The CDC indicates that “Each year in the United States, more than 1.5 million people are diagnosed with cancer, and more than 500,000 people die of the disease; and by 2020, the number of new cancer cases is expected to increase to nearly 2 million a year.”
In fact cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States. These statistics are startling and scary to say the least. With the growing number of cancer cases in the US, those of us working in healthcare need to make sure we are documenting and reporting cancer accurately. Coding and documenting for neoplasms can be trying. It can feel like we are just waiting on those black clouds to roll in. Accurately coding for neoplasms requires us to know so many details (from location to laterality to morphology to what complications are present) and we also need to follow what seems like even more guidelines. But as with storms, advance preparation with knowledge of correct reporting and documentation, we can withstand the storm.

In this session we will discuss:
-Best Practices for Neoplasm Documentation;
-ICD-10 CM codes and guidelines for reporting neoplasms;
-Case Studies as examples that help to translate the information.

This presentation is written by Paula Digby and Heather Bryans.

Attend this session to learn:

  • Utilize learned information to make logical decisions regarding coding and querying for neoplasms;
  • Apply rules for selecting the diagnosis and achieve medical necessity for reported services;
  • Describe key ICD-10 guidelines and coding clinic guidance specific to coding for sepsis and apply this knowledge in their own provider’s claims.

For questions email us: sales@aq-iq.com or call 877-976-6677. We are able to provide 1 CEU from AHIMA  for attending this complete session. (Be sure to atttend on your own connection for the CEU.)

Send us your toughest questions when you register for this session to be presented Thursday, November 152018, at noon Eastern (9:00 am Pacific). Cost for this session is $189. Annual subscribers of AQ-IQ.com are not billed. Not sure if you are a subscriber? Register for the session and we’ll verify your status.

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