This seminar will
include ICD-9-CM coding needs for today, the implications for tomorrow's
ICD-10-CM changes and APR-DRG considerations in preparation for the July 1, 2013
change to the Medi-Cal reimbursement system.
Pharmacology and Lab Values…
This seminar will provide pharmacologic and lab value principles in the context of the health record and medical coding, with specific preparation for ICD-10. To utilize drug and lab value information for coding, coders need to understand frequently ordered laboratory tests and how they relate to body systems and disease process. Pharmacologic uses, side effects, and implications of classifications of medications related to specific body systems will be covered.
Diagnostic coding cannot be based on lab findings without physician interpretation; however, being able to identify normal and abnormal values for common laboratory testing and to recognize indicators for disease process are important skills to cultivate as a coder.
1) Introduction and Overview
a) AHIMA Practice Brief: "Managing an Effective Query Process" Journal of AHIMA 79, no.10 (October 2008): 83-88
b) Implications for Coding: ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting 2013
2) Frequently ordered laboratory examinations
a) Complete Blood Count with Differential
c) Sepsis Screening
d) Arterial Blood Gas
3) Exercises: Evaluating physician orders, test results, diagnoses and query considerations (ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM)
4) How pharmaceuticals “work” and interact with body systems and disease process
5) Drug Classifications; indications for use related to specific diagnoses (ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM)
a) Autonomic Medications
b) Cardiovascular Medications
c) Central Nervous System Medications
d) Gastrointestinal Medications
e) Infectious Disease Medications
6) Exercises: Evaluating physician orders, identifying indications, diagnoses and query considerations (ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM)
7) Summary: ICD-10-CM, Pharmacology, Lab Results and Coding Diagnoses
Attendees will be able to:
1. Identify frequently ordered laboratory tests and how they relate to specific disease processes.
2. Describe the concepts of pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics (absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion).
3. Recognize drug classifications, indication and effects of use related to specific diagnoses, with a focus on medications associated with autonomic, cardiovascular, CNS, and gastrointestinal systems as well as infectious diseases.
4. Successfully complete exercises to practice recognizing laboratory tests, medication classes and indications for use.
5. Apply knowledge of diagnoses, lab values, and medication use to clarification/querying process for coding accuracy, completeness and specificity.
7:30 am Registration / Beverages and Pastries
8:30 am Program
12:00 pm Networking Lunch (included)
1:00 pm Program
3:45 pm Adjournment
This program has been approved for six continuing education units for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of AHIMA’s Commission on Certification for Health Informatics and Information Management (CCHIIM). This program meets the new ICD-10-CM/PCS education requirements for AHIMA certified professionals. These programs have the prior approval of the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) for six continuing education hours. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Provider number is 05474 for six contact hours. Certificates of attendance are provided for these seminars.
HIM Domain: Clinical Foundations and Clinical Data Management. Event Number 463.
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