Prepare For Proposed ICD-10-CM Code Changes

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released the fiscal year (FY) 2020 ICD-10-CM (diagnosis) code changes for dates of service effective for October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2020.

Total number of new code changes revealed: 273 new codes, 30 code title revised codes and 21 deleted codes. New code highlights include: eye wall fractures, deep tissue injuries, atrial fibrillation, phlebitis and thrombophlebitis, embolism and thrombosis, poisoning, adverse effects and underdosing, heatstroke, legal intervention and new Z codes.

Anyone who deals with medical insurance claims in your organization needs to be aware of these changes, how to interpret the impact to your organization, and train necessary staff members who will be impacted by them.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the new, revised and deleted codes that impact your individual organization.
  • Review the changes and see the impact to your organization’s top 25-50 codes.
  • Apply the general and chapter specific guideline highlights that impact how claims are paid
  • Train providers on documentation changes that may be impacted by code changes.
  • Get your teams on board with the changes and maintain constant revenue stream for your organization with correct coding and documentation efforts.
Areas Covered in the Session :

  • Coding updates and revisions
  • Identify the deleted codes and determine what to use instead
  • Recognize potential documentation needs
  • Understand code change rationale
  • Implement guideline revisions and apply them with confidence
Who Should Attend:

  • Coders
  • Billers
  • Collections department
  • Revenue cycle experts
  • Supervisors
  • Managers
  • Physician owners
  • Payors
  • Vendors
  • Auditing and Compliance Teams


Pamela Joslin

Pam Joslin, MM, CMC, CMIS, CMOM, CMCO, CEMA, CMCA-E/M, has more than 20 years of medical practice management, billing, and coding, reimbursement, compliance, and auditing experience.

She is an engaging presenter via webinar, classroom, and conference on various topics that may impact each step in the life of the revenue cycle of every practice.

She has managed in medical practices ranging from single to multi-specialty groups, including ASC. She is an advocate of process improvement and maximizing and empowering employees to bring about the “best practice” results for your organization.

She received her Masters in Management from the University of Phoenix. Pam maintains memberships in professional organizations to support her continuing cycle of learning in the ever-changing healthcare industry.

Pam is Owner and Operator of her own consulting business, Innovative Healthcare Consulting.

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