You are beyond the ICD-10-CM basics. Now you are ready to take the next step – you must figure out how to actually apply the new diagnosis codes in your day-to-day duties.
You moved to a system that has 5 times the codes (14,025 vs 68,069), along with having to learn a new process by which to choose the right diagnosis code. And the consequences of not implementing the new system correctly are significant (reduced, delayed and/or denied reimbursements, productivity losses, patients being labeled with the wrong diagnosis, audits, and the list goes on).
ICD-10-CM is not easy, but you don’t have to do it alone…….
Get the step-by-step information you need to implement ICD-10-CM correctly by watching nationally recognized consultant, Deborah Grider’s, CPC, CPMA, CCS-P, CDIP, 90-min webinar, “INTERMEDIATE ICD-10-CM: Implementation Tactics to Succeed”. Since you already know the basics, this program will dive into your documentation requirements, proper diagnosis code selection, minimizing the misuse of unspecified codes and much more.
If your staff members have a firm ICD-10 foundation, but need to know how to put the new codes into action, this 90-minute INTERMEDIATE session is just what they need. Here are just a few of the areas they’ll master during this hands-on session:
• How documentation can make or break the correct code assignment
• Application of new information required to assign certain diagnosis codes
• Unspecified Codes: Correct use and why specificity is key; also how to avoid their misuse
• Strategies to improve provider documentation and their impact on your claims
• Determine how guidelines and definitions are used to apply the correct diagnosis code (through case examples)
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.
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.