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Malignant Neoplasm Diagnosis Coding Current vs History


Description

This course is designed to equip medical coders with the essential knowledge and skills needed to accurately differentiate between assigning codes for current malignant neoplasms and history of malignant neoplasms. Through a series of engaging case scenarios, participants will develop a thorough understanding of the intricacies involved in determining the appropriate coding choices.

Included Lessons:

  • Malignant Neoplasms
  • Primary Malignant Neoplasm
  • Secondary Malignant Neoplasm
  • History of Malignant Neoplasm
  • Follow up Examinations
  • Copy and Paste Issues
  • Admission for Chemotherapy
  • Maintenance Therapy/Current Therapy
  • Coding Information and Coding Clinics Pertaining to Current v History of Malignant Neoplasm
CEUs available for the following credentials:

AAPC

COC, CPC, CPC-P, CEMC, CFPC, CGSC, CHONC, CIMC, CPB, CPCD, CPCO, CPEDC, CPMA, CPPM, CPRC

AHIMA

CCA, CCS, CCS-P, RHIT, RHIA, CDIP, CHDA, CHPS

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Key Takeaways

  • Understanding Malignant Neoplasms: Participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of malignant neoplasms, including what they are, how they spread, and their potential impact on patients' health.
  • Differentiating Primary and Secondary Sites: The course emphasizes the importance of distinguishing between primary malignant neoplasm sites and secondary sites.
  • Coding for Current Malignancies: Participants will learn when to assign codes for current malignant neoplasms, especially when patients are admitted for treatment or undergoing active therapy directed at the primary malignancy site.
  • Coding for History of Malignant Neoplasms: The course covers the coding guidelines for documenting a patient's personal history of malignant neoplasms once treatment has been completed and there is no evidence of an existing primary malignancy.
  • Follow-Up Examinations: Participants will understand the importance of follow-up examinations to monitor patients for any recurrence of the primary malignancy or metastasis. Proper coding for these follow-up encounters is emphasized.
  • Challenges of Electronic Health Records: The course discusses the challenges associated with electronic health records (EHRs), such as copy-paste issues, and how these practices can impact accurate coding and patient care.

Benefits of Taking this Course

  • Enhanced Coding Accuracy
  • Compliance with Coding Guidelines
  • Efficient EHR Useage
  • Increased Confidence in Coding Decisions

FAQs

Why is it important to differentiate between current and historical malignancies in medical coding?
Understanding this differentiation is crucial for ensuring precise medical documentation and coding, as it affects patient records, treatment decisions, and reimbursement.
Is this course up-to-date with current coding standards?

The course content is kept current with the latest coding standards and updates, ensuring that participants learn the most relevant and accurate information.

Is course material accessible after completion?

Course materials are made available for download upon completion of the course.

About our Medical Coding Courses

HIAlearn, powered by Health Information Associates (HIA)—a leader in medical coding and auditing for more than three decades—offers a comprehensive online education platform for medical coders. With a catalog of over 200 medical coding courses accepted by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and a selection approved by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC), HIAlearn caters to both beginners and experienced medical coders seeking to enhance their skills. The platform provides an array of training plans tailored to meet individual learning needs, from mastering challenging coding procedures to understanding broad conceptual frameworks within the coding world. Courses are available across various coding types including CPT, E/M, ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, and are designed to cater to different coder levels and coding specialties such as inpatient, outpatient, profee, and CDI. Additionally, HIAlearn offers a Coding Updates bundle to ensure coders are up-to-date with the annual changes in ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, CPT, and IPPS. Beyond individual learning, HIAlearn supports organizations with group discounts, promoting enhanced coding accuracy, efficiency, and compliance across teams. 
Overview
Price
Price : $35.99
Courses
Courses : 1
CEUs
AHIMA CEUs : 1
CEUs
AAPC CEUs : 1
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