The Art of ICD-10-CM Coding for Home Health
Basic Concepts for Beginning Coders
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A ONE-DAY DIAGNOSTIC CODING WORKSHOP FOR BEGINNERS
With each passing year, diagnostic coding accuracy plays a greater role in quality reporting, risk adjustment, and payment. The foundation of ICD-10-CM coding accuracy is translating medical terminology into coding language with proper application of coding guidelines and instructions found in a current coding manual. This highly interactive workshop for novice coders, or those who never had these lessons, teaches the essential basics and beyond for the most accurate application of diagnosis codes. Case studies, exercises and many opportunities to ask questions reinforces understanding of the concepts presented. A current coding manual is required for class participation.
THE ART OF ICD-10-CM CODING WORKSHOP TOPICS
• Translating medical terminology into coding language
• Understanding coding terminology, conventions and general coding guidelines
• Simple steps for finding a diagnosis code
• Selection of diagnoses and codes for relevant OASIS items
• Selection & Sequencing Criteria for Primary & Secondary Diagnoses
MANDATORY: PLEASE BRING A CURRENT ICD-10-CM CODING MANUAL TO THE WORKSHOP.
6.5 continuing education units for SN, OT, ST & PT.
PT, MPT, COS-C
Senior Associate Consultant, OASIS Answers, Inc.
AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM Coding Instructor
Sparkle is a physical therapist working in home care since 1994 as direct care provider, staff educator, PPS analyst, OASIS and ICD-10-CM coding instructor and consultant. She draws from this extensive background to provide practical education that is both fun & effective. Sparkle is nationally known for her humorous approach and ability to explain difficult topics in terms that all in home care can understand. She has served as an advisor to and member of the Board of Medical Specialty Coding. She is a graduate of the American Health Information Management Association’s Academy for ICD-10-CM Coding where she earned the designation of AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM Coding Instructor.
ADDITIONAL WORKSHOP DETAILS
Mastering coding skills takes practice and knowing where to find guidance ensures coding accuracy and regulatory compliance. Coding related guidance documents are provided in the handout and reviewed at the workshop. These tools are essential for successful coding and in finding answers to questions that arise when performing coding functions in real time.
This class is designed for coders who have never had formal coding training. For study before class, we recommend reading the ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting for 2018, pages 8 – 18, found at: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/icd/10cmguidelines_fy2018_final.pdf. These pages describe and define the Coding Conventions & General Coding Guidelines. Your pre-class efforts will greatly enhance your learning experience.
Learn from the knowledgeable and nurturing presenters from OASIS Answers, Inc. OAI holds a long-standing and national reputation for providing guided, expert instruction based on authoritative written guidance.
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