Breaking the Code: ICD-9-Clinical Modification Diagnosis Coding for Traumatic Brain Injury

Arlington, VA US
August 14, 2014


 

DCoE Webinar Series (TBI): August 2014
 

Date/Time: August 14, 2014; 1-2:30 p.m. (EDT)
 

The Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) reports an increase in unspecified (i.e., where the specific cause is not known) traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) in Defense Department numbers worldwide over the past two quarters. All TBIs are to be documented or classified to a code from ICD-9-Clinical Modification (CM). Proper coding provides a detailed picture of a patient population. It also contributes to quality outcomes and standards of care, permits correct reimbursements for clinical services and helps anticipate demand for future services. Accurate TBI coding is essential for these reasons.

Medical coding professionals consider TBI coding to be “specialty” coding. While all certified coders can code TBIs, most lack experience and clinical knowledge to code TBIs without guidance from coding specialists and clinical colleagues. Special rules apply to coding brain injuries in the Defense Department. Appendix G of the Military Health System Coding Guidance: Professional Services and Specialty Coding Guidelines Version 3.6 contains rules that apply to coding brain injuries for both deployed and non-deployed settings. These rules take precedence over any other coding guidance. This webinar will examine these special rules to simplify the TBI coding process.


LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Discuss definitions, medical terms and basic brain anatomy specific to TBI
  • Articulate the importance of correct documentation for TBI and correct ICD-9-CM coding and compliance
  • Analyze initial and subsequent TBI encounter documentation and validate and/or identify appropriate ICD-9-CM codes


PRESENTERS:

Amy Waller, CPC, CPMA, CPCO
American Health Information Management Association approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer/Ambassador
Senior ICD-10 Trainer
Team: Dynamics Research Corporation/Standard Technology, INC
Arlington, Va./Bethesda, Md.

MODERATOR:

Sherray L. Holland, PA-C
TBI Clinical Educator, Education Division
Contract support to DVBIC


 

HOW TO REGISTER/ENROLL IN A COURSE:

  • Login to your Duke Ethos Account at http://continuingeducation.dcri.duke.edu/breaking-code-icd-9-clinical-modification-diagnosis-coding-traumatic-brain-injury
  • Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on “Take Course” and/or "Pre-Registration Questionnaire"

**IF YOU ARE A NEW USER, PLEASE BE SURE TO CLICK ON THE "PRE-REGISTRATION QUESTIONNAIRE" LINK AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE, COMPLETE BEFORE REGISTERING FOR THE WEBINAR AND FOLLOW THE REMAINING STEPS BELOW.

IF YOU HAVE DIFFICULTY REGISTERING, PLEASE CONTACT THE SERVICE DESK AT: 919.668.8916.

 

TO VIEW THIS WEBINAR, PLEASE FOLLOW THE STEPS BELOW:

  • Login to your Duke Ethos Account at http://continuingeducation.dcri.duke.edu/breaking-code-icd-9-clinical-modification-diagnosis-coding-traumatic-brain-injury
  • Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on “Take Course”
  • Click on the Webinar icon for Adobe Connect provided on the screen.

*If you have any technical issues accessing Adobe Connect, you may log in to Defense Connect Online (DCO) by clicking the DCO icon. You need only to sign on to either one of the sites to fully participate in the webinar.  

  • The webinar window will then appear on your screen.
  • Login as a guest to view the webinar.
  • Audio will NOT be provided via Adobe Connect. Use the following dial-in information to access the audio portion of the webinar. (CONUS) 888-877-0398, (International) 210-234-5878; Participant pass code: 3938468.
     


TO COMPLETE ALL COURSE REQUIREMENTS AND CLAIM CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS:

  • Complete the post-test.
  • Complete the course evaluation.
  • Attest to your hours of completion.
  • Download your certificate.

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION:
 

Continuing education credit is available from Duke Medicine. You must register on or before Aug. 14, 2014, at 3 p.m. (EDT) to qualify for the receipt of continuing education credit.

To qualify for receipt of continuing education credit for applicable webinars, eligible participants must create a profile in the Duke Medicine Learning Management System and register for the event on, or before, the event registration deadline. Complete responses to all pre-registration questions are required to be eligible to receive credit for attending this event. Review guidance on creating a user account and event registration in the Duke Medicine Learning Management System site. DCoE's awarding of continuing education credit is limited in scope to health care providers who actively provide psychological health and traumatic brain injury care to U.S. active-duty service members, reservists, National Guardsmen, military veterans and/or their families.

For additional details, please visit http://www.dcoe.mil/Libraries/Documents/DCoE-Monthly-Webinar-Series-Continuing-Education-Accreditation-April-2014.pdf.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • 1.50 ANCC
  • 1.50 Attendance
  • 1.50 APA Credit
  • 0.15 CEU
  • 1.50 NASW credits
  • 1.50 NBCC
Registration Opens: 
07/29/2014
Registration Expires: 
08/21/2014
Activity Starts: 
08/14/2014 - 1:00pm
Activity Ends: 
08/14/2014 - 2:30pm
Adobe Connect Virtual Meeting Room
DCoE
Arlington, VA 22202
United States

Available Credit

  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • 1.50 ANCC
  • 1.50 Attendance
  • 1.50 APA Credit
  • 0.15 CEU
  • 1.50 NASW credits
  • 1.50 NBCC
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