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ICD-9 & ICD-10 Coding Training


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The Art of ICD-10 Coding for Home Health

Two-Day Diagnostic Workshop
Designed for all levels of Home Health Clinicians and Coders
*Available beginning January 2014
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The new 2-day workshop for 2014 is structured to develop basic ICD-10-CM coding skills and foster good habits crucial to coding success. This critical foundational knowledge, along with application through workshop exercises and coding scenarios, will lead to coding accuracy and regulatory compliance.

OUTLINE:

  • Awareness of the Differences Between "Clincial Speak" and the Language of Coding
  • Selection and Sequencing Criteria for Primary and Secondary Diagnoses
  • Overview and Instruction for Proper Use of the ICD-10-CM Coding Manual
  • Recognition and Use of Coding Conventions and Guidelines for Accurate Code Selection
  • Emphasis on New Features of ICD-10
  • Discussion and Impact of CMS' PPS and OASIS-C1 on Home Health Coding
  • Exploration of the Relationship Between Z Codes, Case Mix Diagnoses and M1025
  • Exercises and Scenarios to Reinforce Critical Knowledge for Successful Coding.

MANDATORY: You MUST bring an ICD-10 Coding Manual to the workshop!

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The Art of ICD-10 Coding for Home Health:
PREP for ICD-10


1-Day Workshop - For all levels of coders
*Currently available, through December 2013
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This 6½ hour advanced level workshop is designed for home health coders interested in a preview and comparison of ICD-10.

The class provides the information needed NOW as well as RECOMMENDATIONS & a TIMELINE for the TRAINING that should wait until closer to the October 2014 implementation.

OUTLINE:

  • Tutorial of ICD-10-CM General Coding Guidelines & Conventions
  • Overview of Organizational & Structural Changes Between ICD-9-CM & ICD-10-CM
  • Introduction of New ICD-10 Concepts
  • Cursory Overview of Pertinent Medical Terminology for Anatomy, Physiology & Pathophysiology  in ICD-10-CM
  • Timeline & Recommended Resources for the Transition to ICD-10-CM

OBJECTIVES:

  • Familiarize Participants with ICD-10-CM Guidelines & Conventions
  • Highlight the Differences Between the ICD-9-CM & ICD-10-CM
  • Introduce New Features of New ICD-10-CM
  • Create an Awareness of Current Knowledge Deficits in Medical Terminology & the Greater Specificity Required for the Assignment of ICD-10-CM Codes
  • Provide a Practical Timeline & Official Resources to Facilitate a Smooth Transition to ICD-10 Proficiency

This class provides an overview of the preparatory knowledge required to ensure a successful transition from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM. CMS recommends that actual training for the use of the new ICD-10 code set should not begin until 6 – 9 months prior to the implementation date. In the meantime, the World Health Organization stressed that past experience demonstrates that countries providing preparatory education prior to the actual implementation had a smoother & more successful transition to ICD-10.

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The Art of ICD-9-CM Coding for Home Health:
Beginning Level


1-Day Workshop - For beginning level coders
*Currently available, through June 2014
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A Beginner's Level Diagnostic Coding Workshop for Home Health Clinicians & Novice Coders

OUTLINE:

  • How ICD-9-CM Codes are Used
  • Learning to Think Like a Coder
  • Selection & Sequencing Primary & Secondary Diagnoses
  • CMS Criteria for Prioritizing Diagnoses
  • Proper Steps for Accurate Coding
  • Tour of the ICD-9-CM-CM Coding Manual
  • Recognizing Coding Conventions
  • Overview of General Coding Guidelines
  • Impact of Medicare's PPS on ICD-9-CM Coding
  • Coding Diagnostic Statements & Scenarios

OBJECTIVES:

  • Translate Clinical Terminology into Coding Language
  • Accurate Selection of Primary & Secondary Diagnoses
  • Navigate the ICD-9-CM Coding Manual per Guidelines
  • Utilize Coding Conventions to Increase Accuracy
  • Incorporate General Coding Guidelines into Your Coding Practice
  • Complete OASIS-C M Items Related to ICD-9-CM Coding per the Latest CMS Guidance
  • Code Basic Diagnostic Statements & Scenarios

*Includes impact of 2013 Final Rule on home health coding & a sneak preview of some basic ICD-10-CM concepts!

This 6½ hour course is structured to allow novice coders to develop basic coding skills & habits crucial to coding success. These concepts are the critical foundational knowledge needed to begin a successful journey down the path to coding accuracy & regulatory compliance.

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The Art of ICD-9-CM Coding for Home Health:
Intermediate Level


1-Day Workshop - For intermediate level coders
*Currently available, through June 2014
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This 6 ½ hour intermediate level coding workshop is designed for home health clinicians and coders with basic knowledge and practical experience with ICD-9-CM coding and provides:
 

OUTLINE:

  • Chapter-Specific Guidance for Codes More Commonly Used in Home Health
  • Review of General Coding Guidelines/Conventions
  • Impact of the PPS & OASIS-C Guidance on ICD-9 Coding
  • Examination of the Various Source Documents That Impact the Completion of M Items for Diagnostic Coding
  • Overview of Any Relevant Annual Coding Changes

OBJECTIVES:

  • Apply General & Chapter-Specific Guidelines to Improve Coding Accuracy
  • Identify Applications for V Code Use
  • Recognize the Relationship Between V Codes, Case Mix Diagnoses & M1024
  • Sequence & Code Home Health Cases
  • Integrate And of the Relevant Annual Coding Changes Into Your Coding Practice

*Includes the impact of the 2013 Final Rule's on home health coding & a sneak preview of some features of ICD-10-CM

This class continues the quest for coding accuracy with an emphasis on understanding & integrating the chapter specific coding guidelines into your coding practice. It includes a discussion of the latest CMS guidance for M1012, M1024 and other coding criteria for OASIS-C. Completion of coding exercises as well as analysis of common home health scenarios facilitates the integration of these more complex coding concepts. Reminders of general coding guidelines are included but are not the focus of this class. It is highly advised that participants have a working knowledge of basic coding before concepts prior to attempting this material.

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The Art of ICD-9-CM Coding for Home Health
Advanced Level


1-Day Workshop - For advanced level coders
*Currently available, through June 2014
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This 6½ hour advanced level coding workshop:

  • Instructs Intermediate level home health coders how to recognize & access other source documents* (in addition to the Official Guidelines for Coding & Reporting) which impact home health coding.
  • Assist participants in the interpretation of these documents* and how the guidance influences our diagnostic coding selections without sacrificing coding accuracy.
  • Delineates agency roles to facilitate coding accuracy including tips for the creation of a coding compliance process.
  • Helps coders discern the difference between rumors, opinions & official guidance as well as a methodology for researching coding questions.
  • Analyzes how ICD-9 codes impact risk adjustment & reimbursement.

*These official source documents are included in the reference manual used in the workshop:

  • Appendix D & Ch. 3 OASIS-C Guidance Manual
  • CMS & OASIS Q & As
  • Grouper Tables & HHRG Overview
  • Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) LCD for PT

*Includes key references & considerations for ICD-10-CM as well as a discussion of how the 2013 Final Rule impacts home health coding

This class looks at all the other issues related to home health coding beyond just describing your patient with ICD-9 codes. This intensely interactive class includes discussions, exercises & scenarios to facilitate the integration of the multitude of guidance facing home health coders today.

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