UpcomingBeginner Coders Series

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  • August 13, 2019
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  • August 21, 2019
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  • August 28, 2019
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  • September 4, 2019
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

This course is structured for the beginner coder or clinician to understand basic coding. This program series will provide attendees with an overview of how to assign ICD-10 codes and review the coding guidelines for ICD-10


Session 1:

Fundamentals of Coding 101

  • Understand the five steps to correctly assign ICD-10 -CM 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 inpatient diagnosis (M1011), 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
    • Respiratory;
    • Digestive;
    • Orthopedics;
    • Wounds & ulcers

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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