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.
Identify diagnoses that impact severity risk adjustment
Identify documentation requirements to support code assignment
Identify strategies for effective queries
Identify ways to monitor impact of improved documentation
Identify ways to impact denial management
$175 - MHA Member
$350 - All Others
Jean Ann Hartzell Minzey, Healthcare Education Strategies, Inc.