Tuesday, December 2, 2014

ICD-10 Team Preparation: Are you Ready?

Dianne De La Mare

Please join us on Friday, December 5, 2014, 2:00PM, Eastern Time, for the first webinar in a 2-part series entitled, ICD-10 Team Preparation: Are you Ready?, with HCPro expert, Diane L. Brown, BA, CPRA, where you will learn:

 · Diagnosis Coding Basics
· Scope of ICD-10 Implementation
· Managing ICD-10 Transition Issues

The overall purpose of this webinar is to assist SNFs in understanding the ICD-10 basics, as well as some of the specifics of coding in the LTC environment. Although the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has provided numerous training sessions to hospitals and physicians over the last several years; it has not provided any specific ICD-10 training to SNF organizations and staff. Now is the time for SNFs to prepare for the ICD-10 system; and it involves planning, calculating the scope of work, determining timing and the learning “curve,” and securing an adequate budget to accomplish the task. Recognizing the consequences of and improving the choices SNFs make as we approach the ICD-10 transition is the focus of this webinar. Some SNFs may have already begun the preparation process; but some still have some work to do to meet the new transition deadline of Oct. 1, 2015.

This webinar will prove invaluable to those of you looking for concrete ICD-10 direction and instruction now. REGISTER NOW at http://webinars.ahcancal.org/session.php?id=14943.

Mark your calendar now for Thursday December 11, 2014, at 2:00PM, Eastern Time, when we have scheduled the second webinar in this series, Is Your ICD-10 Coding Accurate? Diane Brown will again be leading this discussion; but this time the discussion will focus on:

· ICD-10 Official Coding Guidelines
· Using the Index and Tables
· Selecting Proper Code from the Index

REGISTER NOW at http://webinars.ahcancal.org/session.php?id=14944.

Prior to each webinar, we encourage you to go on AHCA’s website at http://www.ahcapublications.org/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=8296 and purchase ICD-10 Essentials for Long-Term Care: Your Guide to Preparation and Implementation, by Karen L. Fabrizion, RHIA, CPRA. This manual will help greatly as you listen and participate in the upcoming AHCA webinars.

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