Key Concepts in ICD-10-CM Coding for Hospice

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Prerecorded Event
Judy Adams, RN, BSN, HCS-D, AHIMA approved ICD-10-CM Trainer
60 minutes
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Insights on Common Hospice Diagnosis Scenarios and a Checklist of Actions Needed To Be Ready For ICD-10-CM

ICD-10-CM is on target for October 1, 2015 implementation date and that will not include any grace period.  That means that all health care organizations must be prepared to code, using the ICD-10-CM data set for all services provided on and after 10/1/15. Because of the significance of the change in coding, all hospice staff needs to have a basic understanding of the changes ICD-10 will involve.

In this session, Judy Adams, RN, BSN, HCS-D, AHIMA approved ICD-10-CM Trainer will provide a brief overview of the key concepts that are different in ICD-10-CM, sample common hospice diagnosis scenarios, and a checklist of actions needed to be ready for ICD-10-CM, beyond the training on the new codes themselves.

ICD-10-CM is a composite of some of the best of ICD-9-CM, plus enhancements that will allow more information with less work and support the appropriateness of patients for the hospice benefit.  Once you have mastered the ICD-10 system, your information will greatly improve, your workload will decrease and you will be portraying a more complete and accurate picture of the hospice patients you serve.

This one hour session will provide:

  • Highlights of the key similarities and differences between ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM data set
  • Examples of a sample of common hospice diagnoses coded in ICD-10
  • Key ICD-10 conventions and guidelines
  • The importance of more in-depth documentation in ICD-10
  • A checklist of organizational activities that are needed to prepare for ICD-10-CM implementation in addition to actual coding training to be ready for this transition

Who should attend

Hospice Nurses, Quality Improvement Coordinators, Supervisors or Care Coordinators, Billing Staff, Intake Staff, Admission Nurses.  Anyone in the hospice program who has not had at least an overview of the impact of ICD-10-CM.


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Judy Adams - Home Health Coding Expert

Judy Adams, RN, BSN, HCS-D, HCS-O, has been involved in health care in numerous health care setting over the span of her career. She has been involved in nearly every aspect of home health care over the last three decades including direct clinical care, supervision, administration and quality improvement.

In 2009, she opened her own education and consultation company with a primary focus on...   More Info
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