The Association for Home & Hospice Care of North Carolina & The Home Care Association of Washington Presents…
There are more than 2,600 new, deleted and revised code changes that will become effective on October 1, 2016!
ICD-10-Coding Updates & Clarifications
Webinar: July 19, 2016 | 12:00pm-1:30pm PST
Can you believe it… more than 2,600 new, deleted and revised code changes will become effective on October 1, 2016!!
Since the implementation of the ICD-10-CM code set on October 1, 2015, there has been a steady stream of interim changes to guideline interpretations and code instructions. October 1, 2015 was the largest revision to diagnosis coding ever made, providing more than 5 times as many codes as were available under ICD-9. Due to the newness of the ICD-10 code set, questions and clarifications related to the ICD-10 codes began almost immediately and have required adaptations and interim guidance.
Injuries, Poisoning, & Other Consequences of External Causes are the largest areas of change with more than 1000 changes in Chapter 19 alone. Diabetes comes in at second with 264 new codes that involve greater specification for diabetic ophthalmic complications. The third highest category is Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System. There are 81 circulatory new codes as well as other codes impacting nearly every chapter in the manual.
The complete Addenda identifying all modifications to the ICD-10-CM is expected to be posted in June. This very timely presentation will provide a brief overview of the changes of greatest importance to home health and hospice agencies and allow attendees to see useful examples of the key codes related to home health and hospice situations.
Webinar Presenter:Judy Adams, RN, BSN, HCS-D, AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM Trainer, Adams Home Care Consulting, Inc. is a well-known health care consultant and speaker with over 30 years of healthcare experience and extensive experience in home care and home health management. Judy frequently speaks nationally on home health coverage; coding; HH COPs; PPS and medical review.
The Association for Home & Hospice Care of North Carolina (AHHC) (AP#034) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Convenience: Enjoy the convenience and cost-efficiency of a webinar – watch the speaker’s slide presentation on the internet while listening by telephone or through your computer’s microphone and speakers (VoIP). There is no limit to the number of attendees from your agency who may participate at your site using one phone line and a computer with internet access.
Confirmation: Prior to the webinar, a GoToWebinar link will be e-mailed to you. You will need to register through this link to attend the webinar. You will be sent a confirmation which will include a join link to access the webinar, a dial-in number and an access code to listen in via telephone. You will also be sent any pertinent handouts if available, and the sign-in sheet, and evaluation.
Registration Fee:Registration fees are based on one phone/webinar connection; multiple site participation for your agency will require a separate registration fee for each connection. Please note: if your agency has sent in 1 registration but 3 people from your agency register through the GTW link, your agency will be invoiced for the additional 2 registrations.
Cancellation Policy: Fees will be refunded only if written cancellation is received by HCAW two weeks prior to the webinar and no refunds after the GoToWebinar registration link is sent to your agency. In the event of a written cancellation, HCAW will retain, or charge, $40 of the initial registration fee, per registrant, to cover administrative overhead. Once written cancellation is received, an HCAW staff member will review for approval. If your cancellation is approved, we will email back a dated copy of the cancellation that your agency should retain on file in case of questions.