ICD-10 for Beginners: Get the Right Start to Succeed


ICD-10-CM is a core change to how the entire United States healthcare system codes their claims. It doesn’t matter where you see patients, what specialty you’re in, or whether you bill Medicare or not – you MUST correctly use ICD-10 in order to get your claims paid.

This relatively new system is NOT easy. ICD-10-CM not only requires you to select the correct diagnosis code (which is significantly more specific than ICD-9), but it also mandates provider documentation to support the additional specificity necessary for the new code sets.

If someone on your team is starting at the very beginning, or the training they have received thus far just hasn’t clicked, this 90-minute BEGINNER session is perfect. It’s also great for support staff that just need ICD-10 basics.

The Beginners’ session is perfect for anyone (Practice Managers, Coders, Billers, Physicians, NPPs, etc.) wanting to gain a better understanding of ICD-10-CM. The session is 90-mins and will provide you with a strong foundation and understanding of how ICD-10 works. Here are just a few of the key knowledge points you’ll gain by attending this webinar:

Structure, organization, and unique features of ICD-10-CM
• Similarities between of ICD-10-CM and ICD-9-CM
• Breakdown of the ICD-10 manual, chapter structure and how to Index codes
• New features of ICD-10-CM and the specificity of the codes
• Explore new ICD-10-CM coding conventions

Anyone that is responsible for applying and ensuring accurate diagnosis codes needs to be prepared for this monumental change, for example:

Coders & Billers: Obviously coders and billers must understand the system to ensure accurately coded, filed and paid claims.
Practice Managers: If you’re a practice manager and you’re responsible for ensuring your practice’s claims get paid correctly, knowing ICD-10 is a must.
Physicians & NPPs: As you know, physicians and NPPs are responsible for choosing diagnoses for your patients. Accordingly, it is essential that they have a strong understanding of this system so that your patients are diagnosed correctly.

This Beginners session is a section of a 3-part ICD-10 Series (Beginners, Intermediate, & Advance sessions). Learn more about the entire series.

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Meet Your Expert

Deborah Grider
CPC, COC, CPC-I, CPC-P, CPMA, CEMC, CCS-P, CDIPHealthcare Consultant, KarenZupko & Associates

Deborah is a nationally sought after leader in the industry and is passionate about assisting physicians and hospitals to improve their coding, documentation and business operations to maintain compliance and improve revenue. Her motto is: “Documentation excellence is the key to improving revenue.”

With more than 32 years of healthcare industry experience, Deborah has served as a practice administrator, medical record auditor, and clinical documentation improvement practitioner, as well as a sought after speaker and educator. She works with physicians, hospitals and outpatient facilities both small and large and provides practice assessments, revenue cycle guidance, coding, auditing, CDI development, education and project management. She also provides litigation support to attorneys nationally on behalf of their physician and health system clients.

Deborah is considered a top ICD-10 implementation expert and routinely appears on ICD-10 Monitor’s “Talk Ten Tuesday.” She has provided testimony for the National Committee on Health Care Vital Statistics on ICD-10 implementation and developed the education and training for ICD-10 Implementation for Physicians and Payers for the American Academy of Professional Coders, and the ICD-10 Implementation Training for the Indiana Hospital Association. From 2009-2012, she served on the ICD-10 Stakeholders Committee in Washington, DC advising CMS and HHS of the challenges with ICD-10 Implementation.