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Thursday, January 30, 2020

ICD-10 Coding & Supporting Documentation in Long Term Care (W20012)

Start Date: 1/30/2020 9:30 AM EST
End Date: 1/30/2020 2:30 PM EST

Venue Name: Hilton Garden Inn

5 Park Street
Freeport, ME  United States  04032

Organization Name: Maine Health Care Association

Karen Michaud, Director of Education
Email: kmichaud@mehca.org
Phone: 207.623.1146

Program Description:
Proper ICD-10 coding has become a crucial piece of success in long term care. With the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) now implemented for Medicare Part A stays, facilities rely on fast and accurate assessment of the resident, including proper identification of diagnosis and corresponding ICD-10 codes. Coding on the MDS is directly tied to payment for each SNF Medicare covered stay. Failure to accurately identify active diagnoses can directly impact revenue and contribute to compromised quality of care. This program is designed to assist facility leadership in gaining confidence and proficiency in ICD-10 coding to promote accurate reimbursement while supporting quality outcomes in long term care.  You may use this link to view the Event Flyer.
Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the importance of ICD-10 coding under PDPM and how to use available resources to accurately code to support skilled care.
  • Describe strategies that support diagnosis coding with meaningful documentation in the medical record and on the MDS.
  • Recognize common pit falls in diagnosis coding and how to avoid them.
  • Outline opportunities to more accurately capture items in the Non-Therapy Ancillary (NTA) component of PDPM with coding of active co-morbid diagnosis.
  • Identify strategies for avoiding claim errors and denials related to improper diagnosis coding.

Sarah Ragone, MS, PT, RAC-CT, QCP, is the Vice President of Reimbursement & Education for Coretactics Healthcare Consulting. She is a dynamic speaker who uses her expertise and passion for teaching to bring education to the forefront. Her 20+ years of experience in long term care allows her to present realistic and practical approaches to sustainable improvements in quality of care and reimbursement. She uses her knowledge in program development and quality improvement to present a holistic and supportive approach to adult learning that elevates interdisciplinary teams to produce positive results.

How to Register: 
Either: (1) Register Online or (2) complete the Paper Registration Form, fax it to MHCA at 207.623.4080, and mail the original (along with your payment) to: Maine Health Care Association, 317 State Street, Augusta, ME 04330. If you opt to pay with a credit card, to ensure the accuracy/safety of your information, you must register and process your payment online. 

MHCA Members:  $109 (1st Registrant); $99 (additional registrant from same facility)
Non-Members:  $169 (1st Registrant); $159 (additional registrant from same facility) 

Job Code:  W20012

CEUs:  Approved for 4 CEUs by the Maine NHA Licensure Board
Education Policies:  For information about refunds, certificates and more, you may use this link to view/print MHCA's Education Policies

Online Registration

Registration is Closed
Closed: 1/29/2020 12:00 PM

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