Stay on top of the latest coding issues and developments, plus earn AHIMA CEUs when you attend the live presentation of these upcoming webinars:

Addressing CPT Coding Challenges

Presented by Karen Scott, MEd, RHIA, CCS-P, CPC, FAHIMA

Senior Training Specialist, TruCode

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 2:00 PM ET


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Bridging the Gap Between Coding and Revenue Integrity

Presented on November 8,2017 by Nancy Hirschl, BS, CCS, AHIMA-Approved ICD -10 Trainer, Vice President, HIM Services, Streamline Health 

As payment models for healthcare providers continue to change, providers need to adapt their approach to coding quality to ensure revenue integrity in a value-based market. This webinar discusses evolving business models found in healthcare today and looks at the ways that coding quality initiatives impact compliance and revenue integrity.

Topics covered include:

  • Regulatory developments impacting healthcare
  • Various risk adjusted models
  • The expanded role of coding in establishing value/quality
  • Steps organizations can take to reinforce coding quality

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DRG Changes and the Impact on Coding & Reimbursement

Presented on September 12, 2017 by Rebecca DeGrosky, RHIT, Product Manager, TruCode

Diagnosis-related group (DRG) changes to the Medicare 2018 Inpatient Prospective Payment System have triggered adjustments to hospital services and reimbursement. In this webinar, we’ll review the annual DRG update, including ICD-10 code adjustments, and CMS MS-DRG version 35 logic and reimbursement changes. 

Topics covered include:

  • FY 2018 changes in the CMS MS-DRG Methodology
  • New, revised and deleted ICD-10 codes
  • Identifying potential problem areas
  • Understanding changes in the Value Based Purchasing initiative

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Documentation Improvement for Quality and Value

Presented on June 27, 2017 by Jon Elion, MD, FACC, President & CEO, ChartWise Medical Systems

In today’s healthcare market, quality is under the microscope–in part because of its impact on value-based purchasing. In this webinar, you’ll learn documentation best practices to support quality measures, plus metrics to improve CDI programs.

Topics covered include:

  • The significance of clinical documentation in quality measures when viewing observed-to-expected rates
  • The impact that the quality of coding has on CDI program performance
  • How failing to document “present on admission” affects quality measures
  • The importance of all aspects of documentation–not just those that directly impact reimbursement

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Navigating ICD-10-PCS Changes

Presented on May 25, 2017 by Joy King Ewing, RHIA, CCS

Are you struggling to keep up with the influx of code changes that have resulted from the FY 2017 lifting of the code freeze? In this webinar, we look at the major areas affected by these code and guideline changes, and offer solutions that can help inpatient coders become more proficient at assigning accurate PCS codes.

Topics covered include:

  • A review of the many PCS changes that went into effect on October 1, 2016
  • The major areas of confusion underlying coding errors found in FY 2016 data
  • How to correctly code the procedures that that cause the most errors

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Navigating ICD-10-CM Changes

Presented on April 27, 2017 by Joy King Ewing, RHIA, CCS

The FY 2017 lifting of the code freeze has led to a number of new and revised codes—making it difficult to assign accurate codes in areas where these changes have occurred. This webinar provides a clear understanding of coding guideline changes and the common areas of coder errors. It will also review significant Coding Clinic references. 

Topics covered include:

  • Identifying the major changes in codes and coding guidelines for FY 2017
  • The significant issues and areas of confusion underlying 2016 data errors
  • How to correctly code the most error-prone diagnoses

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Boosting Coding Productivity

Presented on November 14, 2016 by Karen Scott, MEd, RHIA, CCS-P, CPC, FAHIMA

With the significant changes of ICD-10, it was widely predicted that its implementation would result in a major drop in productivity. And although this has generally not been the case, as with any large-scale transition, there are always areas that warrant improvement. This webinar examines productivity challenges and solutions to increase effectiveness.

Topics covered include:

  • The key factors causing a decline in productivity
  • Methods to boost productivity in coding

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Clinical Documentation Integrity

Presented on September 14, 2016 by Joy King Ewing, RHIA, CCS, CCDS

The creation of new healthcare payment models means the importance of accurate clinical documentation now extends beyond diagnosis-related group (DRG) reimbursement. In this webinar, we explore how ICD-10 coding changes impact clinical documentation and the strategies for adapting to these changes.  Topics covered include:

  • A broader perspective of clinical documentation improvement (CDI), encompassing implications beyond DRGs
  • Documentation and ICD-10 coding changes that impact clinical documentation and reflect severity
  • The major issues related to new healthcare payment models and their impact on CDI efforts

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Coding Issues for Long-Term Acute Care & Skilled Nursing Facility Settings

Presented on June 15, 2016 by Joy King Ewing, RHIA, CCS, CCDS

The transition to ICD-10 has resulted in many coding changes that impact the major diagnoses found in long-term acute care (LTAC) and skilled nursing facility (SNF) settings. Learn strategies to overcome the most common clinical documentation and principal diagnosis determination issues that are encountered in these settings.  Topics covered include:

  • The major LTAC and SNF issues that differ from the short-term acute setting
  • The major differences between LTAC and SNF coding and sequencing
  • The most common diagnoses treated in LTAC and SNF settings
  • How coding for the UB-04 intersects with minimum data set assessment of the patient’s level of functioning and the resource utilization group assignment that drives reimbursement for SNFs

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ICD-10 Coding Tips for the Psychiatric Patient Population

Presented on December 8, 2015 by Karen Scott, MEd, RHIA, CCS-P, CPC, FAHIMA

Coding for the psychiatric setting under ICD-10 includes more specific codes and many combination codes.  This webinar will discuss problematic areas and provide tips and guidance on how to navigate your way through the codes.  It covers:

  • A discussion of key changes in the ICD-10-CM Book
  • A discussion of ICD-10-PCS codes for detox, rehab and treatment
  • Tips and tools for coding in ICD-10 to increase accuracy and productivity

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ICD-10 Post-implementation Issues, Ideas, and Strategies

Presented on August 11, 2015 by Karen Scott, MEd, RHIA, CCS-P, CPC, FAHIMA

This webinar focuses on post-implementation issues and strategies for ICD-10.  This webinar will provide valuable information to help you adapt to the ICD-10 transition period, including:

  • Strategies for continued training after implementation
  • Key focus areas for clinical documentation improvement
  • Auditing, claims denial management, and more.

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Essential Tools for Coding in ICD-10

Presented on February 11, 2015 by Karen Scott, MEd, RHIA, CCS-P, CPC, FAHIMA

The ICD-10 compliance date scheduled for October 2015 will be here before we know it, and whether this deadline gets further delayed or not, it’s time to start preparing for the transition.  This webinar discusses the critical tools and resources that will not only help your organization survive ICD-10, but thrive using ICD-10.  This webinar will help you:

  • Understand the anticipated impact of ICD-10 on coding productivity and accuracy
  • Learn what resources are available to help organizations prepare
  • See how a knowledge-based encoder can help improve coder productivity and ease the transition from code books

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