2017 Coding Essentials: Beyond the ICD-10 CM
The Grace Period is Over; Now What?
Alas, the grace period is over. You may have
heard by now that there have been approximately 2,000 updates to the ICD-10 CM
code set, effective October 2016. Yet do you know what this update really
contained? Several new guidelines were implemented, however, are you familiar
with the most surprising one?
The objective of this class is to show you both the complexities and subtleties
in ICD-10 CM in one comprehensive, engaging day. There are guidelines you may
not have been taught before, live, online, or even using a software, all of
which can make a huge difference in code selection, how the provider will
document, and how you get paid! Delve into the most common and recurring denials
reported thus far using real world coding cases to better prepare you for the
financial peace and future of your practice.
What to Bring
Participants can bring specific scenarios/questions to discuss if time allows.
- Discuss guideline for coding diabetic and
hypertension complications and how this affects the documentation
- Examine the excludes 1 exception
- Discuss added laterality and the new guideline
for bilateral conditions
- Analyze added extensions for episode of care
- Explain the importance of the annual exam
codes and why you can no longer have sick and well encounters on the same day
- Discuss the 2017 CPT additions
- Examine the CMS stance on documentation
- Review at the incident-to ruling
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
DEBRA MITCHELL, MSPH, CPC-H, is a
consultant and auditor for coding and compliance as well as being a professional
instructor in coding, billing, and medical terminology for adult education at
the college level. Her educational experiences coincide with her 30 years of
medical records and billing experience at every level of responsibility. Ms.
Mitchell is a member of the American Academy of Professional Coders, certified
in hospital coding, and named to the Biltmore's Who's Who in America's
Professional Women. As an auditor, she performs routine audits and provider
education for an orthopedic billing service. In addition, she works for a
consulting firm that specializes in cardiology. Ms. Mitchell has developed
several courses for adult education programs in medical coding and billing at
the college level and has contributed to the development of a coding
certification program. She supervised a statewide Medicaid "peer review"
program, which conducted quality reviews of services provided to the recipients,
medical record documentation, and correct coding audits.
Her teaching ability is reflected in the professional success of her students
and her excellent evaluations. Ms. Mitchell brings an effective communication
style to this very important subject and provides an enjoyable and worthwhile
Excellent course. I particularly like the way
Debra keeps the participants involved throughout.
Michael K. Jones, George Washington University Hospital, Administrator
Physician, Fairfax, VA
The course and this instructor should be part of residency programs. I know that
I have saved or will make tens of thousands of dollars as a result of this
knowledge. I do my own coding and wonder how much money I lost before this
class. She was great!
David Mathis, MD, Physician, Fairfax, VA
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
• Billing and Coding Personnel
• Office Managers
• Medical Assistants
• Medical Records Personnel
• Nurse Practitioners
This seminar qualifies for 6 continuing education
hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and
professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of
completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific filing
This program has the prior approval of the American Academy of Professional
Coders (AAPC) for 6 continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no
way constitutes endorsement by the AAPC of the program content or the program
sponsor. AAPC approval good thru 9/30/12.
This program/activity has been submitted to the American Association of Medical
Assistants (AAMA) for 6.0 Continuing Education Units.
Advance to IDC-10-CM: Learn the Basics to be Ready has been submitted to the
Professional Association of Health Care Office Management for approval of 6 CEUs.
This program has been submitted for 6 continuing education credits for use in
fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the American Health
Information Management Association (AHIMA). Granting prior approval from AHIMA
does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its Program Sponsor.
Cross Country Education is accredited by the American Academy of Nurse
Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing
education. Provider number: 060313. This program was planned in accordance with
AANP CE Standards and Policies and AANP Commercial Support Standards. This
course is offered for 6.0 contact hours.
Cross Country Education, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing
education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on
Accreditation. This course is offered for 6 contact hours.
Cross Country Education is an approved provider with the Iowa Board Of Nursing,
approved provider #328. This course is offered for 7.2 contact hours.
Cross Country Education is approved by the California Board of Registered
Nursing, Provider #CEP 13345, for 7.2 contact hours.
Cross Country Education is an approved provider by the Florida Board of Nursing,
provider #50-466. This course is offered for 6.0 contact hours.
This seminar qualifies for 6 continuing education hours as required by many
national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save
your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or
organization for specific filing requirements.
SEMINAR CLASS TIME:
Seminar Check-in: 7:30 AM Seminar Class 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM