2022 ICD 10 CM Diagnostic Coding Updates

October 19, 2021
60 Mins
Jill M. Young
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Each year the ICD-10-CM file is updated. This includes updates to both the Guidelines section and the actual codes. The Guidelines give us direction in the way to use the codes. This year there are notations for Obstetrics, Comas and Counselling in the Guidelines section to name a few. There are also new codes for Post Covid-19 conditions and significant changes regarding Cannabis codes. There are also new codes in the areas of cough, traumatic brain compression, anaemia and gastric intestinal metaplasia. This fast-paced overview of the changes to the diagnostic code set for 2022 will afford the listener what is needed to stay current in this area for the upcoming year and given them ample time to adjust office practices and coding for these new items for the upcoming year.  

Webinar Objectives

Codes that change frequently do so by expanding an existing code into more specific codes. This makes the old code invalid. Using an invalid code will cause a rejection and delay payment for legitimate services. Changes or clarifications in the Guidelines help with everyday situations when questions arise. Although you may think things don’t’ affect you, you do not know if you don’t know what the changes are.  

Webinar Agenda

The 2022 ICD-10-CM Guidelines will be covered first. Reminding the listener of some things, but mostly giving updated information on what is different in 2022. Then additional, revisions and deletions of codes will be discussed. In a step by step manner each section of code changes will be discussed with rationale for the changes from the Committee that makes the changes itself.  

Webinar Highlights
  • Instructions on coding when an “in childbirth” option is needed
  • Instructions on reporting unspecified coma
  • Explanations on changes to depression codes
  • Explaining the new codes on Gastric Intestinal Metaplasia and the effect dysplasia has on coding of this illness
  • Explanations to what the revisions and additions to the SICCA and Sjogren syndrome codes are
  • Explanations as to how Abnormal findings on neonatal screening has expanded
Who Should Attend

Auditors, Coders & Billers

Jill M. Young

Jill M. Young

Jill M Young is the Principal of Young Medical Consulting, LLC. A company founded 18 years ago to meet the education and compliance needs of physicians and their staff Jill has over 40 years of medical experience working in all areas of the medical practice including clinical, billing and rounding with physicians. Her unique style of working with physicians is not only effective but helps bridge the gap between coders and physicians from a practical perspective. Her comments and opinions can be seen in several publications and also heard on a variety of audio-conferences. Her background gives her a unique style of teaching using real life examples of coding and billing situations. She hates...
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