What's Your Poison? Coding for Injury and Poisoning in ICD-10

Did you know one of the leading causes of death due to injury in the United states is poisoning followed by Motor Vehicle Accidents and Gun shots? Did you know also there are Codes for poisonings make up one of the largest sections in ICD-10 CM. This large code set can be a bit confusing from understanding how to accurately report 7th characters, to the sequencing of codes, and accurate reporting of adverse effects and all of the numerous challenges in between coding for injuries and poisoning can be quite the conundrum. In this session we will share most commonly asked questions and quick clues to guide you through the process of coding injuries and poisonings. 

Topics include:

  • ICD-10 Codes for reporting Injuries and Poisonings
  • Guidelines Specific to the Conditions
  • Documentation Best Practices

and more.

Attend this session to learn to:

  • Utilize learned information to make logical decisions regarding coding for injuries and poisoning;
  • Apply guidelines for correct selection of 7th characters;
  • Describe the differences in poisonings and adverse effects
  • When/How to report activity and place of occurrence codes
  • Describe key documentation best practices to help improve the health and security of the medical record.
 This course authored by Paula Digby and Heather Bryans.

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