ExpiredBeginner Coders Series

  • August 13, 2019
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • August 21, 2019
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • August 28, 2019
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • September 4, 2019
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Accurate coding is essential under to assure appropriate reimbursement.  The Patient Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) only complicates the already cumbersome process.  Prepare more of your staff with this 4-part webinar Series for Beginner Coders. The series will provide attendees with an overview of how to assign codes and examine coding guidelines which are significant for proper sequencing of codes. Specifically designed for the beginner coder, this series is appropriate for all staff involved in coding.  

       

      Provide your staff with the information needed to ask the right questions, and collect the necessary data needed for proper reimbursement.  Register today!

       


      Session 1: Fundamentals of Coding 101

      • Understand the four steps to correctly assign codes.
      • Explore coding conventions necessary for proper code assignment.
      • Identify how to code specific diagnostic areas.

       

      Session 2: Coding and Its Impact on Reimbursement

      • Learn how to choose the primary & other diagnoses using ICD-10-CM & OASIS guidelines
      • Review OASIS M items that relate to coding including primary diagnosis (M1021) & other diagnoses (M1023).
      • Discuss the proper sequencing of diagnoses and gain a basic understanding of case mix diagnoses

       

      Session 3: Understanding Common Diagnostic Areas – Where Coding Mistakes Occur: Part 1

      • Identify how to code specific diagnostic areas
        • Diabetes;
        • Neurological Diagnoses;
        • Neoplasms/Cancers;
        • Circulatory Diagnoses
      • Identify common areas where coding errors cause loss of revenue (both sessions 3 & 4)

       

      Session 4: Understanding Common Diagnostic Areas – Where Coding Mistakes Occur: Part 2

      • Identify how to code specific diagnostic areas

       

      Continuing Education:  RNs and LPNs must participate in the entire presentation for contact hours to be awarded. To apply for nursing contact hours, please mail an evaluation form and a completed sign-in sheet, listing the individuals at your facility that participated and noting those requesting contact hours. Individuals requesting contact hours will receive a certificate of contact hours earned. Please make sure that you enter the Contact Person’s name in the Registration Form. All correspondence and site registration information will be sent to this person. No commercial support has been provided for this program.

       

      Presenter: Joan Usher, BS, RHIA, ACE, President, JLU Health Record Systems is a nationally recognized health information management expert.  Joan has a degree in Health Information Management and has been a home health consultant for over 25 years.  She is an AHMA Approved ICD-10 CM trainer and has educated thousands of clinicians across the country in different elements of OASIS and coding.  Whether teaching beginners or advanced clinicians, Joan receives accolades from her program participants.  Joan is past president of the Massachusetts Health Information Management Association and is a Board of Director for the Home Care Alliance of MA.

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About the Presenter:

Joan Usher, BS, RHIA, ACE, President, JLU Health Record Systems is a nationally recognized health information management expert.  Joan has a degree in Health Information Management and has been a home health consultant for over 25 years.  She is an AHMA Approved ICD-10 CM trainer, and has educated thousands of clinicians across the country in the different elements of OASIS and coding.  Whether teaching beginners or advanced clinicians, Joan receives accolades from her program participants.  Joan is past president of the Massachusetts Health Information Management Association and is a Board of Director for the Home Care Alliance of MA.

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