Critical illness myopathy is a relatively recent diagnosis that has become a hot button topic for denied claims in the acute hospital and in the IRF setting. This session will discuss the clinical presentation and clues to look for to determine whether CIM is an accurate diagnosis or additional information or query is necessary to support it. Key descriptions to effectively document the full deficits of CIM and support the severity of illness and medical necessity for this condition are key to accurate reimbursement. Discussion will include information on typical treatments and potential root causes of CIM that support the need for care and how to differentiate it with other similar conditions.

Following this session, participants will:

  • Understand and be able to explain the differences and missed opportunities that occur due to a lack of effective documentation.
  • Understand the ICD-10-CM code options for CIM and other like conditions and be able to differentiate between them.
  • Demonstrate through the use of queries clinical clues for CIM.

One CEU from AAPC is available for attendance during this session. For other questions email us: or call 877-976-6677

Be sure to note your toughest questions when you register for this session to be presented Thursday, January 25, 2018 at noon Eastern (9:00 am Pacific). Cost for this session is $189. Annual subscribers of are not billed. Not sure if you are a subscriber? Register for the session and we’ll verify your status.

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