The CC and MCC MS-DRG Lists: A Clinical Review
Audio Conference on CD or Audio On-Demand
presented on July 23, 2009
A program for CDI specialists and inpatient coding staff.
The complication/comorbidity (CC) and major CC lists present a number of difficulties for clinical documentation specialists and coding staff. They're lengthy and contain obscure diagnoses of which many coders and CDI specialists aren't aware. In addition, CDI specialists and coders can fail to recognize clinical indicators for diagnoses such as specified forms of congestive heart failure (CHF) and malnutrition, and miss the opportunity to query the physician.
A vague symptom—e.g., weight loss—may not seem significant at initial glance, but by examining other elements of the clinical record, such as test results or nutritional management, a CDI specialist or coder can formulate a clinically succinct, effective physician query. A thorough grounding in the lesser-known CCs and MCCs and their clinical indicators can also help hospitals identify appropriate areas of documentation.
LEARN FROM US
HCPro presents a 90-minute audio conference, The CC and MCC MS-DRG Lists: A Clinical Review, featuring William E. Haik, MD, FCCP (DRG Review, Inc.). Dr. Haik provides a physician's perspective on the CC/MCC lists, including clinical information on complex and lesser-known diagnoses, in order to assist CDI specialists and HIM/coding staff with clinical recognition and formulating proper physician queries.
At the conclusion of this audio conference, you will be able to:
- Understand when to report additional diagnoses
- Demonstrate familiarity with the CC/MCC list
- Identify the clinical elements of complex diagnoses on the CC/MCC list
- Formulate clinically succinct physician queries based on clinical evidence in the medical record
TAKE A LOOK AT THE AGENDA
- General guidelines on when to report additional diagnoses
- ICD-9-CM and Coding Clinic guidance
- Summary of the MS-DRG complication/comorbidity (CC) list
- When to code acute blood loss anemia
- Clinical elements that denote the types of chronic heart failure and when to query
- Identifying the stages of chronic renal failure
- Clinical definition of types of angina
- Review of lesser-known CCs
- Summary of the MS-DRG Major CC list
- Decubitous ulcer staging
- Clinical definition of acute renal failure/injury
- Definition and types of malnutrition
- Review of lesser-known MCCs
- Question and answer session
With this audio conference, you'll receive a slide presentation of the program materials and several tools, including:
- An abridged summary of the MS-DRG CC/MCC lists with clinical references
- Handout on specified forms of CHF
This program has prior approval of the American Academy of Professional Coders for 1.5 Continuing Education Units. Granting of this approval in no way constitutes endorsement by the Academy of the program, content or the program sponsor. Credits expire on June 30, 2010.
William E. Haik, MD, FCCP, director, DRG Review, Inc. (Fort Walton Beach, FL). Dr. Haik leads a physician-directed hospital coding consultative service. The goal of DRG Review, Inc. is to educate medical and coding staffs in medical record documentation and coding compliance. Dr. Haik has received board certification in internal, pulmonary, and critical care medicine, and has practiced for more than 20 years. His coding background has included AHA's Editorial Advisory Board and Expert Advisory Panel of Coding Clinic for ICD-9-CM, as well as participation in the preparation of the original CCS examinations.
WHO SHOULD LISTEN?
Professionals employed by hospitals that provide inpatient patient psychiatric services (PPS), including the following titles and departments:
- Clinical documentation improvement specialist/manager
- Inpatient coder
- DRG reviewer
- HIM manager
- Physician DRG advisor
- Compliance officer
In addition to the regular purchase options for HCPro audio conferences, we are pleased to offer another option, audio on-demand. Audio on-demand allows you to download the program and play it back at your convenience through your computer or MP3 player. Purchase a CD or audio on-demand of the program and listen when you can. It's also a perfect training tool for new staff or as a refresher for veteran staff.
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