Posts tagged ‘2012 codes’

September 22, 2011

Coding education comes to Texas!

If you haven’t gotten your coding education lately, including 2012 codes, book in one of my seminars in Houston, Dallas, or McAllen.


Advanced Coders, I’ll see you in November!

November 4, McAllen: Club At Cimarron, 1200 South Shary Road, Mission, TX 78572-7426
November 11, Dallas: Holiday Inn Express 6055 LBJ Freeway @ Preston, Dallas, TX 75240
November 28, Houston: Holiday Inn Houston Westchase 10609 Westpark Drive Houston, TX 77042

The advanced classes are approved for HCS-D CEUs and nursing continuing education credits.

Beginning coders, join me in October!

October 14, Houston: Holiday Inn Houston Westchase 10609 Westpark Drive Houston, TX 77042
October 17, Dallas: Holiday Inn Express 6055 LBJ Freeway @ Preston Dallas, TX 75240

The beginning courses are approved for nursing continuing education credits.

August 31, 2011

E.coli hits the 5th digit world

Effective Oct. 1, watch the E. coli codes …. they now need 5th digits.

041.49 is the code we are most likely to use.  Watch the use additional code instruction that is now attached to this group of codes.

Quick scenario: Your patient is being treated for a bladder infection caused by E. coli.

M1020: 595.0, acute bladder infection

M1022: 041.49, E. coli unspecified

August 18, 2011

All the new codes are here today!

My new codes webinar is Fridat Aug. 19 (TODAY!) at noon central time!

Learn everything you need to know about new codes and guidelines effective Oct. 1.

August 16, 2011

I’m touring Texas!

Intermediate coders, get all the latest information on changes and the best coding education around. I’m

Highlights include:

  • Explain CMS guidance on sequencing.
  • Explain the relevance of OASIS C data items for diagnoses to payment.
  • Explain coding of diagnoses of infections, neoplasms, endocrine disorders such as diabetes, anemias, mental disorders, and the nervous system & sense organs.
  • Identify the differences between different kinds of ulcers.
  • Describe the purpose and appropriate use of V and E codes.
  • And tons more … including identifying new codes that will take effect October 1, 2011.

I will be in Dallas Aug. 24-25;  McAllen Aug. 31-Sept. 1; Houston, Sept. 7-8

IntermediateTourAugSep2011-1: Register and learn more!

August 4, 2011

New codes seminar!

My new codes seminar is rapidly approaching … come listen Aug. 19, 1-2:30pm CDT for a few highlights of the nearly 200 new and changed diagnosis codes for 2012 including:
• Expanded codes for E coli from one to 4 new codes.
• 40 new skin cancer codes that will add both case mix and non-routine supply points.
• New probably case mix codes for dementia without a specific underlying etiology will allow recognition of the presence or absence of behavioral issues and a change to what is described as a behavioral issue.
• Changes to the V code for history of pulmonary embolism.
• New complication codes associated with gastric band surgery, cystostomies and stem cell transplants.
• Specific V codes for acquired absence of joints when a prosthetic joint has been removed and replaced with a spacer.