As we’ve mentioned in a previous blog post, beginning on October 1, 2013, the US Department of Health and Human Services will issue a mandate requiring all healthcare providers discontinue use of the ICD-9 medical codes and adopt ICD-10 diagnosis and in patient hospital procedure codes.
As with any new system there is a learning curve, and healthcare providers are concerned about the impact the new coding system will have to healthcare revenue cycle management. The changeover represents one of the most significant changeovers in the history of information management and technology: according to IT experts, the size of the system upgrades required should easily surpass those required for 1999-2000 Y2K changeover (healthleadersmedia.com, 2012).
Reimbursement will be directly affected if providers are not prepared for the change. With this in mind, we’ve decided to present a complimentary webinar, to help educate the Orthopedic Industry.
Join HIS's Senior Director of Coding Compliance and Education, Lynn Anderanin, CPC, CPC-I, COSC, AHIMA ICD-10-CM Certified Trainer, for a review of the musculoskeletal section of ICD-10 to understand the differences in ICD-10 for Orthopedics, and the impact it has on documentation, coding, and your reimbursement.
In this webinar you will learn:
Important documentation that will be needed for proper ICD-10 coding
What do we need to be doing now in preparation of ICD-10
Review of the musculoskeletal chapter of ICD-10
Comparison of coding rules related to orthopedics from ICD-9 to ICD-10
Other important things to consider now for ICD-10 for Orthopedics, not directly related coding
You will also have the opportunity to ask Lynn questions, following the live webinar. She will be able to give advice unique to your situation.
We hope you’re able to join us!
-The Healthcare Information Services (HIS) Coding Team
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