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American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

Diabetes Didactics

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Overview / Abstract:

Coding for diabetes depends on the abstractor's understanding of pathophysiology as well as compliant documentation by the provider. This session will provide background onmany forms of diabetes, a discussion of the evolution of the language surrounding diabetes documentation, and some tips for improving diabetes coding in your practice. Whether you are coding for risk adjustment or coding in a facility or physician office, you will find insight into the key issues for code selection in ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM for diabetes and its manifestations.

You Will Learn:
Basics of diabetic pathophysiology and terminology
Important relationship between etiology and manifestation, and what is acceptable for coding diabetes and its complications
Three easy, time-saving documentation tips that also increase compliance
A quick overview of how coding of diabetes will change with ICD-10-CM


Sep 03, 2020


Informatics / Coding / Billing CE





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Sheri Poe Bernard, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P is vice president of clinical coding content for AAPC, where she has worked for a year and a half. Prior to joining AAPC as an employee, she served on its National Advisory Board for eight years and on the executive team of that board for four years. Sheri developed clinical coding products at Ingenix for 15 years, where she developed a love for the International Classification of Disease. She is an expert in ICD-9 and ICD-10 coding, and a frequent speaker at national conventions. Sheri lives in Salt Lake City.

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American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

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