ExpiredICD 10 for Beginners

  • July 26, 2016
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • August 2, 2016
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • August 9, 2016
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • August 16, 2016
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Webinars Tuesdays, July 26, August 2, 9, 16, 2016, recording available through September 16, 2016


Accurate coding is essential in the home health Prospective Payment System to assure appropriate reimbursement.  The introduction of ICD-10 only complicated the already cumbersome process.  Be sure your new coders are prepared with this 4-part webinar series, ICD-10 For Beginner Coders.  The series will provide attendees with an overview of how to assign ICD-10 codes and review the coding guidelines for ICD-10, and examine coding guidelines significant for proper sequencing of codes. Specifically designed for the beginner coder, this series is appropriate for all staff that is involved in the coding.

Be sure staff knows how to ask the right questions & collect the necessary data needed for proper reimbursement.  Register your team today!


To purchase this series, and acquire the passcode, contact Beth Kingsley.

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.


Session 1: July 26, 2016

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: August 2, 2016

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: August 9, 2016

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: August 16, 2016

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

  • Identify how to code specific diagnostic areas
    • Respiratory;
    • Digestive;
    • Orthopedics;
    • Wounds & ulcers



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