ICD-10 Coding Guidance for Traumatic Brain Injury within the Military Health System

Nov. 12, 2015; 1-2:30 p.m. (ET)


All programs covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act were mandated to transition to ICD-10 code sets as of Oct. 1, 2015. This transition accommodates dramatic changes in the practice of medicine and provides the flexibility to adapt as medicine changes. The new code set also provides a significant increase in the specificity of reporting, allowing more information to be conveyed in a code.

This webinar will address how the ICD-10-CM codes use seven alphanumeric characters to represent illnesses and conditions and present the commonly used codes for traumatic brain injury (TBI). Accurate ICD-10 coding is critical; proper coding provides a detailed clinical picture of a patient population, contributes to quality outcomes and standards of care, permits reimbursements for clinical services and prevents over- or under-billing for services. In addition, it permits oversight of population health within a military treatment facility, a region or the entire Military Health System (MHS) as well as helps anticipate demand for future TBI services.

At the conclusion of this webinar, MHS providers and coders will be able to:

  • State the importance of proper coding
  • Identify appropriate ICD-10-CM codes to use for TBI care
  • Formulate ICD-10-CM codes correctly for TBI care
  • Apply consistent ICD-10-CM codes among providers and facilities


Judith Aurelio, RHIT, CCS-P
AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer Patient Administration Systems and Biostatistics Activity (PASBA) Medical Records Administration Specialist Ft. Sam Houston, Texas
Gina M. Lambdin, CPC
PASBA/Coding and Training Department Trainer ICD-10-CM/PCS Approved Trainer Behavioral Health Coding Specialist Ft. Sam Houston, Texas
Lynne M. Lowe, PT, DPT, OCS
ORISE Fellow – Knowledge Preservation Rehabilitation and Reintegration Division Health Policy and Services Army Office of the Surgeon General Falls Church, Virginia
SFC John Makowski
Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge Physical Performance Service Line Rehabilitation and Reintegration Division Healthcare Delivery and Services Army Office of the Surgeon General Falls Church, Virginia


Sherray Holland, PA-C
TBI Clinical Educator Contract Support to Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center Silver Spring, Maryland

Continuing Education

Continuing education credit is available from Professional Education Services Group (PESG). You must register by 3 p.m. (ET) Nov. 12, 2015, to qualify for the receipt of continuing education credit.

The awarding of continuing education credit is limited in scope to health care providers who actively provide psychological health and traumatic brain injury care to U.S. active-duty service members, reservists, National Guardsmen, military veterans and their families.

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