Diffuse the Confusion in Coding Injections/Infusions
*This program has the prior approval of AAPC for 1 continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor.
Many hospitals and clinic settings continue to struggle with injection and infusion coding. Although the CPT code range for injections and infusions only comprise of a very small fraction in comparison to the other sections of the CPT codebook, these codes continue to pose as a challenge for coding professionals. There are specific guidelines to strictly follow when capturing these complex codes. Failure to report the correct injection and infusion codes may negatively impact submitted claims, fail an external audit, or be at risk for non-compliance.
Are intramuscular injections part of the hierarchy? Can we report multiple initial services? Is dehydration the only diagnosis required when reporting hydration services? When do we apply a modifier when reporting hydration services? Can we report an infusion if an IV push injection is documented for more than 15 minutes? Can we report concurrent service when multiple substances are mixed in a bag? Can we report an IV push if a short duration infusion is missing a stop time?
Join us in this informative educational webinar as we conquer these challenges and apply complete, compliant coding practices. We will perform hands-on coding of various case scenarios and also prepare for incoming audits surrounding these complex codes. Whether you’re a new or seasoned coding professional, manager, educator or student, join us as we walk through the coding guidelines, CPT hierarchy, start and stop time documentation, and many more.
- The goals and objectives of this webinar are:
- Apply best practices for complete documentation of injections and infusions
- Report the “initial”, “subsequent” and “concurrent services appropriately
- Identify supporting clinical documentation and medical necessity for services provided
- Assign the correct codes for hydration services and infusion of multiple drugs
- Practice coding in sample injection and infusion case scenarios
- Incorporate a robust audit plan and education
Program Agenda & Highlights
- Definitions Refresher
- Overview of coding guidance and rules on injections and infusions hierarchy
- Compliant Documentation Requirements
- Case Scenario Coding Practice
- Review of Coding References and Resources
- Audit Plan Best Practices
Who Should Attend:
HIM Coding Directors, Managers, Supervisors; Hospital Coding Staff; Clinical Documentation Improvement Management and Staff; Reimbursement Specialists; Coding Compliance Management and Staff; Auditors and Educators
Ask a question at the Q&A session following the live event and get advice unique to your situation, directly from our expert speaker.
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