With the delay of ICD-10-CM transition to October 1, 2015 the pain management coders now have enough time on their hands to learn the detailed changes coming along their way. There will be a dramatic change in the number of diagnosis codes available, with a whopping increase from14,000 in ICD-9 to more than 68,000 in ICD-10. Also, the common pain diagnosis codes will be drastically different from the earlier ICD-9 codes, with an immediate requirement of error-free documentation and selection. It is high time that the healthcare industry starts remodeling its technological system, while providing effective training to the staff, in order to keep up with the growing demand of ICD-10 codes. As the main usage of the ICD codes is in the medical billing – health insurance payment transaction, there is now an urgent need for the transaction to adapt the new HIPAA electronic transaction forms. ICD-9 codes did not have this feature.
Join expert speaker Marvel J Hammer, RN, CPC, CCS-P, PCS, ACS-PM, CHCO, to commence your ICD-10 transition of to a strong start by grasping the proper use of ICD-10 code set and guidelines. She will also focus on the organizational structural changes in regard to ICD-10; such as ICD-10-CM has been made up of 21 chapters, whereas ICD-9-CM only has 17 chapters. Along with the ICD-10 utilization of the placeholder character "X", which enables further expansion of the codes, explanation on certain ICD-10-CM categories, which have now included 7th character, will also be discussed.
Who should attend? Pain Management providers, front and back office staff, practice manager and billing staff.
Marvel J Hammer, RN, BS, CPC, CCS-P, ACS-PM, CPCO is an accomplished professional with considerable years of experience both in the business and medical fields. She is a coding, billing and compliance consultant and owner of MJH Consulting based in Denver, Colorado.
She provides medical coding and billing education, assistance with payer audits and performs compliance reviews for her clients. Marvel enjoys teaching providers and their...
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