December 31, 2037
ICD-10-CM Coding for Hospice
4-Part Webinar Series Dates - January 23, February 6 & 27, March 6, 2014
ICMS has said that hospice agencies should follow coding guidelines and be coding more than the one terminal diagnosis. Additionally, CMS has instructed that agencies should not be utilizing adult failure to thrive and debility as the principal diagnosis - a more specific diagnosis is expected and CMS will soon return to provider claims with either of these diagnoses as the principal diagnosis. Since the release of Change Request (CR) 8358 (additional data reporting requirements for hospice claims) in July 2013, hospices have been struggling with how to capture the newly required data on the claim. With the amount and type of data that must be reported beginning April 1, 2014, hospice programs must begin tackling this significant challenge. In this 4-part series coding expert Lisa Selman-Holman will discuss these regulatory mandates, providing strategies and solutions for compliance, and provide insight into coding guidelines.
Additionally, implementation of the ICD-10-CM coding is just around the corner and hospice agencies need to be prepared! Coding professionals looking to achieve proficiency in this system will find that this dynamic program provides a well-rounded knowledge base to every chapter in ICD-10-CM – you’ll get a great foundation in ICD-10-CM coding and its implications in hospice practice. This program is an introduction into the ICD-10-CM code set and begins with a comparison of ICD-9 and ICD-10 conventions and sequencing guidelines. We'll then have plenty of practice accessing the index in finding the codes, noting tabular list instructions, and then on to coding hospice scenarios with attention to improvement in documentation needed to choose the most specific codes to describe the terminal illness and related diagnoses. Attendees will leave with the ability to improve plan of care documentation and query physicians for more descriptive information. This series will provide in-class coding of cases in each chapter of ICD-10-CM – the presenter will assign scenarios for participants to complete between sessions, going over the answers in class. Coders will leave with confidence and enthusiasm for ICD-10 implementation. Attendees must have an ICD-10 coding manual (2013 or 2014) to fully participate in practice scenario activities.
- Describe how the terminal diagnosis and related diagnoses should be identified.
- Discuss the CMS decision to prohibit debility and failure to thrive as terminal illnesses and alternatives to debility and failure to thrive.
- Identify methods to improve compliance with coding guidelines and describe the patient’s complex medical needs related to the terminal diagnosis.
- Describe the new features of ICD-10 and the organizational and structural changes between ICD-9 and ICD-10.
- Review the ICD-10 guidelines and conventions, highlighting the differences between ICD-9 and ICD-10 and the new features of ICD-10.
- Identify query methods that will secure more descriptive information from physicians and improve clinical documentation.
- Recognize the current knowledge deficits in medical terminology and the greater specificity required in the assignment of ICD-10 codes.
- Apply coding guidelines to hospice scenarios coded in ICD-10.
Faculty: Lisa Selman-Holman, JD, BSN, RN, HCS-D, COS-C, HCS-O, is a home care veteran with 27 years spent in home health & hospice, both as an RN and as an attorney practicing exclusively in home care. She is the owner of Selman-Holman & Associates, LLC, a full-service home care consulting firm and CoDR-Coding Done Right, a coding outsource and audit company. Lisa is on the Homecare Coding Specialist-Diagnosis (HCS-D) and Homecare Coding Specialist-OASIS (HCS-O) national advisory boards for the Board of Medical Specialty Coding and Compliance (BMSCC), and is a BMSCC-approved educator. She is an AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer.
Registration Fee: OCHCH member rate for audio recordings of the full series is $299.00 - Non-members $399.00. You will receive the webinar audio recording links via e-mail following your purchase. Each of the four webinars is approximately 90 minutes in length – for a total of six hours of education training. The recordings will remain accessible via the links for 18 months following the live program. No contact hours are available for purchasing/listening to the webinar audio recordings.
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