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New ICD-10 Codes Address Human Trafficking
October 02, 2018 Chuck Buck | Erica Remer, MD | Larry Field, DO | Leslie Krigstein | Glenn Krauss | Nelly Leon-Chisen

Twenty-nine new ICD-10 codes that are expected to leverage the ability of providers to document clients who might be at risk of sex and labor exploitation go into effect Oct. 1.

Reporting on this developing story during this edition of Talk Ten Tuesdays is Nelly Leon-Chisen, the director of coding and classification for the American Hospital Association (AHA). The new codes will serve as the official diagnoses used to describe diseases, causes of diseases, and deaths related to human trafficking.

Other segments to be featured on the broadcast include:

  • News Desk: Larry Field, DO, anchors the Talk Ten Tuesdays News Desk with the very latest healthcare news. Field is the treasurer of the American College of Physician Advisors.
  • Dateline Washington: Leslie Krigstein, vice president of congressional affairs for the College of Health Information Management Executives (CHIME), reports on the latest healthcare news coming out of Washington, D.C.
  • CDI Report: ICD10monitor contributor Glenn Krauss reports on clinical documentation integrity relative to the lawsuit against Providence Health to recover $188 million for alleged upcoding perpetuated by overly aggressive querying and guiding of physicians to document major comorbidities and complications (MCCs).
  • TalkBack: Talk Ten Tuesdays co-host Erica Remer, MD, FACEP, CCDS, founder and president of Erica Remer, MD, Inc., reports on an issue that recently caught her attention during her popular TalkBack segment.

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