ICD-10 Coding for Severity Risk Adjustment

ICD-10 Coding for Severity Risk Adjustment

This program has been approved for 6 continuing education unit(s) for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Granting prior approval from AHIMA does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program sponsor.

By now coders are more comfortable with coding in ICD-10.  We are ready to kick it up a notch.  As penalties are being placed on hospitals for performance, we need to make sure we paint the picture of how sick our patients really are.  We will discover what diagnoses and chronic conditions impact the physician’s decisions when treating the patient.  Diagnoses that impact public reporting, such as readmissions and mortalities, physician profiling, and overall Medicare spending will be discussed.  Participants will also look at how queries and clinical documentation improvement processes and play a role in increasing the risk factors and decrease potential denials.

WHAT TO BRING:  ICD 10 CM manual.  We will not be addressing ICD 10 PCS in this class.

Who should attend: HIM Coders, CDI staff, Case Managers, Quality Staff and others that may play a role in the capture of diagnoses for severity risk adjustment.


  1. Identify diagnoses that impact severity risk adjustment

  2. Identify documentation requirements to support code assignment

  3. Identify strategies for effective queries

  4. Identify ways to monitor impact of improved documentation

  5. Identify ways to impact denial management

$175 - MHA Member
$350 - All Others 

Jean Ann Hartzell Minzey, Healthcare Education Strategies, Inc.

8/3/2017 9:00 AM - 8/3/2017 3:00 PM
Mississippi Hospital Association
116 Woodgreen Crossing
Madison, MS 39110 United States


Thursday, 03 August 2017

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