Pain management coders have little time left to learn the essentials of ICD-10. Come October 1, 2014, and there will be a huge change in the number of diagnosis codes, with an increase from14,000 in ICD-9 to more than 68,000 in ICD-10. One would notice a major difference in common pain diagnosis codes from the earlier ICD-9 codes, with an urgent need of absolute error-free documentation and selection. So, it is necessary that the healthcare industry starts changing its technological system, along with providing efficient training to its staff, so as to meet the growing demand of ICD-10 codes. Since the main usage of the ICD codes is in the medical billing – health insurance payment transaction, there is now a very important need for the transaction to be flexible and take up the new HIPAA electronic transaction forms as ICD-9 codes did not have the same earlier.
Join expert speaker Marvel J Hammer, RN, CPC, CCS-P, PCS, ACS-PM, CHCO, to begin your ICD-10 transition with much aplomb and by understanding the proper usage of ICD-10 code set and guidelines. She will also emphasise on the various organisational and structural changes involved in ICD-10; because the ICD-10-CM has 21 chapters, but ICD-9-CM has only 17 chapters. She will also discuss the ICD-10 utilization of the placeholder character "X", which has the capacity to enable expansion of the codes. Plus, with informative explanation on specific ICD-10-CM categories, which have now included 7th character.
Get the solutions to your impending queries in Q&A segment by the speaker after the session.
Who should attend? Pain Management providers, front and back office staff, practice manager and billing staff.