Members: $190 | Non-members: $380
Continuing Education: This virtual workshop is eligible for 3.0 CE hours
Duration: Two 90-minute sessions
Speaker: Carol Maher, RN-BC, RAC-MT, CPC
In this two-part virtual workshop, AANAC master teacher, Carol Maher, RN-BC, RAC-MT, CPC, guides long-term care nurses and IDT members through the process of determining diagnoses and identifying the most appropriate ICD-10-CM codes. The accuracy of ICD-10-CM coding is paramount to ensure that resident’s medical records are representative of the resident; MDS assessments are accurate; Quality Measure exclusions are appropriately identified; and the principal and supporting diagnosis codes are correct on the UB-04 claim. In addition, the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM), which goes into effect Oct. 1, 2019, has increased to importance of accurate ICD-10-CM diagnoses by shifting Medicare payments from therapy volume to resident characteristics.
Participants will walk through the process for using the ICD-10-CM Manual, from the identification of the main term through the final code selection, and review coding and chapter specific guidelines. Participants will also be given the opportunity to enhance learning and locate correct ICD-10-CM codes throughout this interactive virtual workshop.
Following this virtual workshops, participants will be able to:
- State the correct process for determining the ICD-10-CM code from the physician’s documented diagnoses
- List which practitioners can diagnose
- Explain the process for identifying the “main term” for diagnoses to assist clinicians to locate the basic code in the Alphabetic Index
- Depict the difference between “Excludes 1” and “Excludes 2” notes
- State the importance of chapter specific guidelines
- Successfully identify the ICD-10-CM code for a cancer diagnosis using the Neoplasm Table
- Describe when Z codes would be used as active diagnoses
- Explain steps required to determine a principal diagnosis
Carol Maher has no conflicts of interest to disclose.