March Medication Madness: Tying together use, documentation and codings

The information presented in this webinar will include an explanation of the medications most commonly associated with adverse drug events treated in EDs and hospitals along with the reported frequency and types of adverse events, most common manifestations, typical diagnostic work up and treatments associated with the adverse event and outcomes. The presenters will also review the proper use of the ICD-10-CM Table of Drugs and Chemicals to identify codes, pertinent coding conventions and sequencing guidelines , and where to find documentation in the patient’s record, as well as how and when to query the physician for clarification of an adverse event. The financial impact of adverse drug events in terms of MCCs, CCs, and MS-DRG assignment will also be demonstrated.

The information presented in this webinar will include an explanation of the medications most commonly associated with adverse drug events treated in EDs and hospitals along with the reported frequency and types of adverse events, most common manifestations, typical diagnostic work up and treatments associated with the adverse event and outcomes. The presenters will also review the proper use of the ICD-10-CM Table of Drugs and Chemicals to identify codes, pertinent coding conventions and sequencing guidelines , and where to find documentation in the patient’s record, as well as how and when to query the physician for clarification of an adverse event. The financial impact of adverse drug events in terms of MCCs, CCs, and MS-DRG assignment will also be demonstrated.

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Learning Outcomes

By the end of this webinar participants will be able to:

  • Recognize commonly prescribed medications
  • Understand the difference between a poisoning, toxicity, adverse effect, and side effect of a medication
  • Identify the types of adverse drug events most commonly treated in EDs and hospitals and the medications associated with them
  • Recognize clinical indicators and documentation that support the diagnosis of an adverse drug event
  • Know how and when to query a physician for clarification in the documentation and identification of adverse drug event
  • Use the ICD-10-CM Table of Drugs and Chemicals to assign the correct code(s) for the medication(s) responsible for the adverse event
  • Apply coding conventions and guidelines to accurately sequence the ICD-10-CM codes associated with an adverse drug event
  • Recall common adverse drug events whose codes  are classified as MCCs and CCs
  • Understand the impact that the sequencing of adverse drug events codes can have on MS-DRG assignment

Presenters

Lynn-Marie Wozniak, MS, RHIT

Lynn-Marie Wozniak is a Revenue Cycle Content Manger and subject matter expert for Elsevier’s Clinical Solutions Division. She has 35 years of experience in hospital reimbursement consulting, health services research, health policy review, and development.  Ms. Wozniak is a past president of the New York Health Information Management Association (NYHIMA), and  is currently serving as the past- chair of AHIMA’s Commission on Certification for Health Information and Informatics Management (CCHIIM). She has also served on AHIMA’s Council on Accreditation, as well as AHIMA’s research review panel, program, nominating, and scholarship committees. She is a recipient of AMRA’s (now AHIMA) 1989 Professional Achievement Award, and the 1993 NYHIMA Distinguished Member Award.

Lynn is a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) and has a M.S. in Technical Communications from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, NY

Jane Conway, RHIA, CCS, CPhT

Jane Conway is a Revenue Cycle, Coding and Compliance Product Specialist for Elsevier’s Clinical Solutions Division.  Jane has worked in healthcare for more than 25 years both in pharmacy and Health Information Management.  Jane is a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), and an AHIMA approved ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS trainer. She is also a Certified Pharmacy Technician. Ms. Conway earned a Bachelor’s of Professional Studies from the State University of New York Polytechnic Institute, Utica, NY.  She was the recipient of the 2013 New York Health Information Management Association Academic Achievement Award.

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