Thursday, July 16, 2020

Take a Deep Dive Into Substance Use Disorders

Approved by the AAPC for 4 hours of CEU:

This program meets AAPC guidelines for 4.0 CEUs. Can be split between Core A, CRC, CEMC, CHONC, CANPC, CDEO, CPCO and CPMA after successful completion of post-test for continuing education units.


When is it appropriate to code for opioid dependence versus long time use?

What documentation is needed to support a diagnosis of alcoholism in remission? 

Should I code sedative dependence for all of my patients taking a sleeping medication?

Is it appropriate to code cannabis abuse when the medical record states recreational marijuana use? 

These are some of the most frequently asked questions by physicians and coders. 

This course takes a deep dive into the classification, screening, coding and documentation of the four most frequently coded substances: alcohol, cannabis, opioids and sedatives and substance-induced disorders. 

Register now - Course is FREE until August 1, 2020

Key Objectives:

Substance Use Disorders

  • Introduction
  • Brief history of Substance Use
  • Important Definitions

Classification of Substance Use Disorders

  • Introduction to DSM
  • Brief History of the DSM
  • Drugs of Abuse
  • Substance-Induced Disorders

Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral for Treatment

  • CAGE
  • DSAT-10

Coding for Substance Use Disorders

  • AHA Coding Clinic
  • ICD-10 Coding for Substance Use Disorders
  • Alcohol Use Disorders
  • Cannabis Use Disorders
  • Opioid Use Disorders
  • Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Use Disorders

Coding for Substance-Induced Disorders

  • Substance-Induced Anxiety Disorders
  • Substance-Induced Bipolar and Related Disorders
  • Substance-Induced Depressive Disorders
  • Substance-Induced Neurocognitive Disorders
  • Substance-Induced Sexual Dysfunctions
  • Substance-Induced Sleep Disorders

Clinical Documentation Improvement for Substance Use Disorders

  • Ten Tips for Success
  • Clinical Documentation Examples

Quality Measures for Substance Use Disorders

  • 2020 HEDIS Codes
  • 2020 CMS QM