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Are You Ready for ICD-10-PCS? Expert Tips, Tools, and Guidance to Make the Transition Simple

Amy Pritchett CCS, CPC, CASCC, CEDC, CMRS February 19, 2014

Offers 1 AAPC-Approved CEU

Effective October 1, 2014, ICD-10-PCS will be used to collect data, determine payment, and support the electronic health record for all inpatient procedures performed in the US. This procedure coding system is starkly different from ICD-9-CM procedure coding: Every ICD-10-PCS code has seven characters, each character defining one aspect of the procedure performed. For instance, not correctly identifying your physician’s approach – the fifth character – and not being able to distinguish between similar root operations can throw off your claims accuracy!


Are you jittery about transitioning to ICD-10-PCS — with so much to learn in so little time?

Accelerate your ICD-10-PCS preparations by joining this FREE ICD-10-PCS webinar by AHIMA-approved ICD-10 trainer Amy Pritchett, CCS, CPC, CASCC, CEDC, CMRS. She will equip you with everything you need – ICD-10-PCS tips, tools, and examples – to make the transition simple and error-free. From teaching you how to correctly detect the root operation to how to determine the device value for your PCS code’s Character 6, this webinar has you covered.


During this complimentary, one-hour webinar, our expert ICD-10-PCS speaker will help you:

  • Expand your understanding of ICD-10-PCS – Can’t miss ICD-10-PCS coding conventions & guidelines.
  • Understand the basic differences between ICD-9-CM Volume 3  and ICD-10-PCS.
  • Learn Code Structure, Organization, & Characters:

1. Step 1 to coding section “0” ICD-10-PCS? Pinpoint the body system.

2. To build your ICD-10-PCS code, you must identify the root operation.

3. Study 7 options when assigning your PCS Code’s 5th character.

4. Master how to determine the device value for your PCS code’s character.

  • Raise your awareness of unique ICD-10-PCS challenges pertaining to documentation and specificity:

1. Prepare physicians now for more detailed transfusion notes under ICD-10-PCS.

2. Discover why writing “Right Carotid Endarterectomy” won’t be enough.

  • Know where to find  ICD-10-PCS tools, techniques, and best practices:

1. Online ICD-10-PCS Search gets you instant info from official conventions and section guidelines, color-coded body part indicators ICD-10-PCS GEMs crosswalk, reimbursement mapping crosswalk, device and body part handy references, and more.

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