This healthcare coding webinar will provide an overview of ICD-10-CM, the format and guidelines. It will also explain the differences between ICD-9 and ICD-10 to help you understand how it will affect your work and as well as your co-workers and providers.
The authorities have said that there will be no further delay in the implementation of ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2014, and while comprehensive training of this new transaction code set is pre-mature, it is not too early to begin understanding the format and guidelines of ICD-10-CM.
This session will review each chapter in ICD-10-CM and highlight key areas and changes that you need to be aware of. We will discuss the key issues that you might have to contend with in regard to ICD-10-CM implementation, such as staff training, software and/or hardware updates, and even possibly upgrades to more current technology.
Offices will also have to be prepared from a revenue perspective on decreased productivity from staff, and problems that may occur with software and claims processing. How much should an office have on reserve for the possible reduction in reimbursement once ICD-10-CM is implemented? Attend this webinar to get answers to this and many other questions you might have on the upcoming ICD-10-CM.Areas Covered in the Webinar:
This webinar will provide valuable assistance to medical offices, practice groups, billing service providers and insurance companies. It will benefit:
Founder, Integrity Coding Solutions
Victoria is an RHIA (Registered Health Information Administrator), a Clinical Documentation Improvement Practitioner (CDIP), Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), a Certified Coding Specialist Physician-Based (CCS-P) and an AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer with over 26 years of experience in the healthcare field.
Victoria is the Founder of a coding, auditing and CDI company called Integrity Coding Solutions. Prior to starting her company, she was the Regional Director of Coding Audit and Education for a California-based integrated healthcare delivery system covering 21 facilities with 160+ coders and CDI staff. She specialized in providing the following: initial and on-going coding and CDI education, specialty-specific training, department presentations and one-on-one feedback to coding, CDI staff, physicians, local, regional and national leadership. Victoria is also an Adjunct Professor in coding at Cosumnes River College in Sacramento, California.
In her volunteer role, Victoria serves as Component State Association (CSA) HIM Awareness Coordinator for California (CHIA), 2016-2017 AHIMA’s Alternate Delegate for California Health Information Association (CHIA). She also served as an AHIMA CDIP Exam Item Writer in from 2015-2018.
Victoria is passionate about staying involved and working collaboratively in promoting high standards and integrity of HIM coding practice. She believes in the end that “quality data with integrity will promote and help achieve the best healthcare for all patients”.
ICD-10-CM has a format very similar to ICD-9, but there are some differences to look at and understand. There are new Chapters added, and guidelines all coders are familiar with that will now change. The codes are also now extended to include up to 7 characters of alpha or numeric. ICD-10-CM will affect everyone in the office because all will need some form of education. Will there be trainers within the office, or will you pay someone else to train all staff. There will be costs involved to include staff education, software and/or hardware updates, and even possibly upgrades to more current technology.
Registrants may cancel up to two working days prior to the course start date and will receive a letter of credit to be used towards a future course up to one year from date of issuance. FDATrainingAlert would process/provide refund if the Live Webinar has been cancelled. The attendee could choose between the recorded version of the webinar or refund for any cancelled webinar. Refunds will not be given to participants who do not show up for the webinar. On-Demand Recordings can be requested in exchange.
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