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Title: CDI Issues Related to ICD-10-CM Mental & Behavioral Health Codes

Original Presentation Date: Thursday, March 17, 2016

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize pertinent documentation details required to assign specific ICD-10-CM codes for common substance use and mental disorders.
  • Formulate compliant and effective physician queries to assist in obtaining needed substance use and mental disorder documentation.
  • Assess the impact that different substance use and mental disorder codes have on severity of illness scores and MS-DRG assignment.

Presenter: Susan Schmitz, JD, RN, CCS, CCDS, CDI-P

Susan Schmitz is a subject matter expert and peer reviewer for Elsevier’s CDI content. Susan is a highly-skilled professional with a solid, extensive clinical background holding a variety of clinical management positions as well as CDI roles. She has done CDI consulting for Navigant, Accretive Health, and most recently with JA Thomas. She has been involved with reassessing, implementing and managing CDI Programs at numerous prestigious hospitals and health systems across the US including Long Island Jewish, Cedar Sinai Medical Center, Poudre Valley Health System, (currently University of Colorado Health System), UCLA, Hoag Memorial Health System in Newport Beach, CA, and most currently at Kaiser Health System in Pasadena, California.

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