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Title: Congenital Anomaly ICD-10-CM/PCS Coding and DRG Implications

Original Presentation Date: Thursday, July 21, 2016

Learning Objectives:
By the end of this webinar participants will be able to:

  • Recall the logic for assigning congenital anomaly diagnoses to surgical/procedural DRGs
  • Evaluate the differences between MS-DRGs and APR-DRGs for surgical/procedurals and congenital anomaly diagnoses
  • Identify the major procedures that link to surgical/procedural DRGs for congenital anomaly diagnoses

Presenter: Deborah Gardner-Brown, RHIT, CCS, C-CDI, CI-CDI, CDIP, AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer/Ambassador

Deborah Gardner-Brown is the founder and President of Reimbursement Review Associates, Inc. She holds the credentials of RHIT, CCS, as well as the new Clinical Documentation Improvement Professional (CDIP) credential from The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), and Certified in Clinical Documentation Integrity (C-CDI), Certified Instructor- Clinical Documentation Integrity (CI-CDI) from the AIHCS.

Ms. Brown has more than 28 years’ experience in both hospital and professional coding and reimbursement management. She has held positions as director, administrator, and consultant in both acute care and outpatient health care settings. Ms. Brown’s expertise includes CDIP implementation, support, and design. Most recently she has developed an education program to incorporate severity APR-DRG’s into a hospital’s clinical documentation improvement program. Ms. Brown provides APG, APC and MS-DRG validation for coding compliance in both the acute care and outpatient settings. She is also an AHIMA approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer. Ms. Brown is the founder of the NJ ACDIS state chapter association, and a member of AHIMA, NJHIMA, HCCA, AAPC, NJACDIS, AIHCD, and ACDIS.

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