The compliance date for ICD-10 implementation stands firm at October 1, 2014. ICD-10 will bring monumental changes to all physician practices and hospitals, and they face a significant financial impact; including claims denials, cash flow issues, and decreased productivity, if not adequately prepared for the ICD-10 transition.
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RT Welter and Associates is hosting a “Coffee Klatch” on February 27th, 2014. The session will take place from 1–3 PM, Mountain Time. This FREE “Coffee Klatch” is an excellent starting point for physician and hospital coders, and will provide an overview of ICD-10 including:
- Discuss ICD-10 –CM-PCS Resources & References (15 mins)
- Discuss ICD-10-CM Coding Conventions (15 mins)
- Introduce ICD-10-CM Chapter Guidelines (30 mins)
- Discuss ICD-10-PCS Guidelines and Code Structure (15 mins)
- Introduce the 31 root operations in the Medical & Surgical Section of ICD-10-PCS (15 mins)
- Discuss Coder Academy Information (15 mins)
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REGISTRATION IS CLOSED, AS THIS EVENT HAS PASSED.
Note: Webinar details will be emailed to participants 72 hours before the event.
The team at RT Welter & Associates has been hard at work, prepping for some exciting and insightful events! Check out some of our upcoming ICD-10 Training opportunities below.
Registration deadline for March Academy is March 4th.
This interactive and hands-on ICD-10 training is designed to prepare coders for the AAPC and AHIMA ICD-10 proficiency examinations. Participants will gain the tools they need to appropriately select ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS codes. These training sessions will be coder centric, and the content will be designed for those staff who will be responsible for applying (or verifying) these codes to documentation. Throughout the academy, participants will be given an assortment of scenarios to code to obtain the proficiency they need for coding in ICD-10.
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AHIMA-approved ICD-10-CM/PCS trainers will educate coding staff regarding ICD-10-CM with a focus on:
- Convention changes and additions
- Concept changes and additions
- Chapter specific guideline changes and additions
- Live coding workshop
**This training has the approval of 8.0 CEU’s from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) (AAPC members can submit these CEU’s to AAPC for credit)
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AHIMA-approved ICD-10-CM/PCS trainers will educate coding staff regarding ICD-10-PCS with a focus on:
- The structure of ICD-10-PCS text and codes
- The definition and application of each root operation
- The method by which an ICD-10-PCS code is selected
- Live coding workshops
**This training has the approval of 16.0 CEU’s from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) (AAPC members can submit these CEU’s to AAPC for credit)[/twocol_one_last]
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As your CHIEF trainer for ICD-10, we will guide your practice and providers through the implementation process to help ensure your practice is ready on October 1, 2014! Our AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS trainers will utilize the CHIEF ICD-10 Implementation Plan, and work closely with your providers, coders, billers, and other staff through each step of the implementation and training process.
[tabs style=”default”] [tab title=”Step 1″]Step 1: Collect data for your top 25 diagnosis codes (50 for Orthopedics!) and review your providers’ (physicians and mid-levels) current documentation to assess ICD-10 readiness. This step will also include forward-mapping of your top diagnosis codes with ICD-10 cheat-sheets for the providers and staff.[/tab] [tab title=”Step “]Step 2: Highlight areas of needed training for your coding and billing staff. We will utilize your top diagnosis codes data and documentation reviews performed in step 1, and provide a 4 hour intensive, hands-on training and workshop for your coders and billers. We will also formulate a strategic plan for your coders and billers to continue the review and education process with the providers until the implementation date. CEU’s for your certified coders are given for this training![/tab] [tab title=”Step 3″]Step 3: Implement intensive provider training:
Provider Training #1: A specialty-specific general overview of ICD-10 for all providers (2 hour group training).
Provider Training #2: One-on-one education with each of the providers (1 hour per provider) to assess their ICD-10 readiness using results from the documentation reviews performed in step 1, and practical tips on how to improve documentation going forward. We recommend that your coding and/or billing staff participate in these one-on-one trainings so they are comfortable continuing the review and education process with the providers until the implementation date.[/tab] [tab title=”Step 4″]Step 4: Evaluate EHR, PM, and Clearinghouse readiness. On your behalf we will prepare a “System(s) Readiness Guide” and query vendors on their readiness and routinely provide materials and updates on vendor status to help ensure your revenue stream will not be affected by this transition. We will also provide your staff with a plan to follow up on targeted vendor deadlines.[/tab] [tab title=”Step 5″]Step 5: Follow-up provider ICD-10 documentation reviews and additional provider training. Final consultation with your staff on system and vendor readiness.[/tab][/tabs]
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