Effective October 2014, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will require that the standard ICD-9 code sets, which are used in medical billing and coding to report health care diagnoses and procedures, be replaced by ICD-10. This move from ICD-9 to ICD-10 will have a significant impact on healthcare providers and the process for which they receive reimbursement.
Who Should Attend
- Medical Coders
- Physicians office staff
- Non-physician practitioners
- Provider billing staff
- Health records staff
- System maintainers
- All medicare providers
- Detailed reviews of both ICD-10 (diagnostic coding) and ICD-10-PCS (inpatient procedural coding system)
- Differences between ICD-9 and ICD-10
- Issues relating to federal regulation and compliance
- Various issues surrounding the implementation of ICD-10
- Reimbursement process
- Federal regulation and compliance
- Transition process
- Diagnosis coding in the ICD-10
- Using the ICD-10-PCS manual for hospital procedure coding
- ICD-10 in day-to-day operations
- Coding from chart notes
- Coding from operative reports
- Procedural coding
- Analysis of electronic coding tools
- Students should have or be pursuing a high school diploma or GED.
- Certain National Medical COding Certification exams are very complex and may require 6 months to 2 years of suggested practical coding experience prior to being eligible for the exam or being recognized as a certified medical coding professional.
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