CDI Essentials: MDC 3 - Diseases and Disorders of the Ear, Nose, Mouth, and Throat
Continuing Education Units:CNE (1.1)
About this courseThis course provides an in-depth look at Major Diagnostic Category (MDC) 3, Diseases and Disorders of the Ear, Nose, Mouth, and Throat, including principal diagnosis and procedure selection in MS-DRGs within MDC 3. It explores documentation requirements as well as how comorbidities and complications can affect Diagnosis Related Group (DRG) assignment.
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- Understand principal diagnosis and principal procedure selection in MS-DRGs within Major Diagnostic Category (MDC) 3, Diseases and Disorders of the Ear, Nose, Mouth, and Throat
- Explore documentation needed to support the principal diagnoses and principal procedures categorized to specific Diagnosis Related Groups (DRGs) within MDC 3
- Review how comorbidities and complications can affect DRG assignment within MDC 3
Danita Arrowood, RHIT, CCS, CCDS, Manager, Education Content Development
Danita Arrowood has over 30 years of healthcare experience as an HIM professional, coder, auditor, clinical documentation integrity specialist, and educator. In addition to production coding, she has an extensive background in coding and auditing management, CDI leadership, compliance, and revenue cycle management. Danita has performed coding and compliance audits for the Department of Justice, quality improvement organizations, and multiple hospitals nationwide, as well as physician office HCC coding audits. She is cochair of the ACDIS CDI Educators Group (2022–2024) and an active member of AHIMA and AAPC. She has developed thousands of hours of coding, compliance, and CDI-related content and provided in-person education to physicians, clinicians, and coders across the country.
WVBRN Provider Registration Number: 50-26250
Target Audience: Nursing and clinical documentation integrity personnel
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