2018 ICD-10-PCS Updates: What Coders and Medical Practices Need to Know Now

  • Friday, September 22, 2017
  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Webinar

2018 ICD-10-PCS Updates: What Coders and Medical Practices Need to Know Now

Presented By: Amy C. Pritchett

What Coders Must Know About the Changes in ICD-10-PCS Coding for 2018

Properly coding in the inpatient setting is crucial because specificity of coding is required for correct DRG reimbursement for inpatient procedures. CMS’s 2017 updates to ICD-10-PCS for 2018 were released in May 2017 and include over 3,500 new codes, more than 1,800 revisions and almost 650 deletions. ICD-10-PCS now includes over 78,700 codes. These are the codes that must be used for the “procedural classification system” in hospital inpatient settings starting on October 1, 2017. Is your practice ready to use the new PCS Coding Guidelines?

Join this session, where, AIHC-approved ICD-10-CM/PCS traìner Amy C. Pritchett, will discuss all aspects of the coding guideline changes, added tables and revised tables. Amy will also delve into the new body parts added, device additions, and qualifier additions to several PCS tables.

You will receive an in-depth look at the heading changes within Medical/Surgical for 2018. You will learn to utilize ICD-10-PCS 2018 updates from day one and know what to expect when the changes take effect from October 1, 2018. You will also be able to codè efficiently utilizing the new updated coding guidelines for reporting as well as many changes within the coding tables. Read more

Session Highlights

• A look at ICD-10 codè changes in 2018 including up to 3562 new codè additions, around 646 codè deletions and close to 2048 codè revisions

• Revision of table headings within the Medical/Surgical tables

• Addition of 11 new PCS tables

• Addition of new body parts within tables

• Addition of new qualifiers within tables

• Addition of new devices and approaches within tables

• Discuss the coding guideline revisions, deletions and additions

• Discuss several changes to the introduction table 3E0

• Discuss how the new approaches and device qualifiers change coding rules

• Question and answer period

• And more

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