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Can we establish productivity expectations for ICD-10?

Presented by Rose Dunn, MBA, RHIA, CPA, FACHE, Chief Operating Officer, First Class Solutions, Inc.

August 28, 2018 at 2 pm ET

What’s new in ICD-10-CM?

Presented by Karen Scott, MEd, RHIA, CCS-, CPC, FAHIMA, TruCode Senior Training Specialist

October 3, 2018 at 2 pm ET

Navigating Outpatient Procedural Coding Changes

Presented by Karen Scott, MEd, RHIA, CCS-, CPC, FAHIMA, TruCode Senior Training Specialist

December 6, 2018 at 2 pm ET

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Hierarchical Condition Categories (HCCs): Their Impact on the Coding Process

Presented on June 20, 2018 by Joy King Ewing, RHIA, CCS, TruCode Consultant

With the increased use of risk-adjusted models to determine reimbursement, it is critical that coders have a solid understanding of Hierarchical Condition Categories (HCCs). This webinar reviews the HCC categories and the role they play in risk-adjusted payment models. We discuss the impact of clinical documentation on coding and the resulting HCC assignment, and review best practices for assigning & sequencing or querying for appropriate diagnosis codes.

Topics covered include:

  • A review of HCCs and their role in risk-adjusted payment methodologies
  • Understanding how documentation specificity impacts coding and the use of HCCs
  • Learning how HCCs impact coding & reimbursement

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A Practical Approach to Outpatient Clinical Documentation Improvement

Presented on April 25, 2018 by Jon Elion, MD, FACC, CEO, ChartWise Medical Systems 

Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) is well-established in the inpatient arena, and is now poised to extend into outpatient encounters. Understanding what needs to be done in the outpatient setting is a daunting task, as there are dozens of stakeholders who need improvements in documentation. This webinar provides an understanding of what’s in store as CDI is extended to outpatient areas, and how to ultimately measure its success.

Topics covered include:

  • How to leverage inpatient CDI similarities when building an outpatient CDI program
  • The value of the Risk Adjustment Factor in inpatient and outpatient CDI
  • Understanding the metrics and reports that are valuable for monitoring and improving CDI programs
  • The importance of selecting appropriate Key Performance Indicators for measuring documentation quality for both acute (inpatient) and chronic (outpatient) care settings

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Addressing CPT Coding Challenges

Presented on December 6, 2017 by Karen Scott, MEd, RHIA, CCS-P, CPC, FAHIMA, Senior Training Specialist, TruCode

This webinar looks at resources and strategies that can help address the challenges of assigning procedure codes for outpatient and physician professional services utilizing CPT®.

Topics covered include:

  • Understanding the problematic areas in CPT surgery coding
  • Recognizing modifier usage and challenges
  • Leveraging resources to help find the correct code

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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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