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Medical Coding ICD-10   NEW!

Effective October 2015, 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
  • Physicians office staff
  • Nurses
  • Non-physician practitioners
  • Provider billing staff
  • Health records staff
  • Vendors
  • System maintainers
  • Laboratories
  • All medicare providers

Topics Covered

  • 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

Education Qualifications

  • 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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