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2014 Year-End Tax Letter  Dec. 12, 2014
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Fast Tracking ICD-10 - Lagging Behind May Cost Your Organization in the End 
(August, 2013) What can all of us do to make all health care organizations from hospitals, physician practices to long term care, etc. understand the enormity of this transition? The bottom line is this; if you are not ready to submit claims on October 1, 2014 you will not get paid, it is as simple as that... Read More

Fast Tracking ICD-10 - Building the Action Plan 
(July 2013) It time to get geared up for ICD-10 to build our Action Plan. We just finished developing the budget for a large hospital system and found the bulk of the budget will go to software applications, hardware upgrades and education and training. These are the three highest risk areas. Now we have to turn the impact assessment and GAP Analysis into the action plan... Read More

ICD-10: Risks and Rewards 
(from, Talk Ten Tuesday, January 8, 2013) Listen to the podcast of a recent panel discussion including Deborah Grider of Blue & Co. related to ICD-10 implementation.. Read More







We offer a variety of training options for ICD-10 readiness. See below for course descriptions for the following training options:


• ICD-10 Awareness Training (Webinar)

• ICD-10 Fundamentals (4 hour/classroom training at your facility)

• ICD-10 In-Depth Training (4 day/classroom training at one of our public trainings or at your facility)

• ICD-10 Documentation Training (2 hour/classroom training at your facility)



ICD-10 Awareness Training


Course Description


This one hour training presented by Trudy Struck will provide an overview of ICD-10 implementation issues and challenges, what steps are in progress for ICD-10, the impact to the industry, and what to expect when ICD-10 "goes live."

Who Should Attend

Anyone who works in the healthcare field


ICD-10 Fundamentals Training


Course Description


This training will provide the a basic understanding of ICD-10-CM including guidelines, changes from ICD-9 to ICD-10, basic hands-on coding scenarios to build skill, an overview of ICD-10-PCS along with the importance of documentation and process improvement. This is 4 hours in length.

Who Should Attend

Medical Assistants, Billers, Patient Access, Registration, or anyone who has any exposure to ICD-10 codes


ICD-10 In-Depth Training AHIMA Approved Coding Certificate Program


Course Description


This training will cover all areas of ICD-10 CM/PCS using complex case studies. The first two days of training (days 1 and 2) will cover ICD-10-CM format and structure, guidelines, conventions and terminology. The second two days of training (days 3 & 4) will cover ICD-10-PCS format and structure, guidelines, conventions and terminology as well as root operations. This training was developed by the American Health Information Management Association and is presented by an AHIMA Approved ICD-10 Trainer with extensive experience in all aspects of ICD-10. This is a hands-on session and includes the AHIMA training manuals and the ICD-10-CM/PCS code books. Anatomy and Physiology is a recommended pre-requisite to this training. Each day of training is 6 hours in length.

Who Should Attend

In-patient and Outpatient Coders, Physician Coders, Health Information Management Staff, Clinical Documentation Specialties, Utilization Review Specialists, Consultants and others

Click here to visit the official ICD-10 In-Depth Training page to view further details, including pricing and location, as well as to register.



ICD-10 Documentation Training


Course Description


A recent survey found that only 63% of providers' current documentation is sufficient to support the more rigorous ICD-10 requirements. If your providers don't record all details necessary for coders to accurately code in ICD-10, your practice risks facing a significant increase in denied and reduced payment claims come October 1, 2015.

Documentation will be a key issue for physicians as well as the hospitals with ICD-10. Documentation begins and ends with the practitioner. ICD-10-CM is more robust than ICD-9-CM and even if a practitioner is documenting accurately with ICD-9-CM, ICD-10 may be a challenge. It is important to begin the documentation transition now and continue to monitor improvement to documentation prior to the ICD-10 compliance date. With ICD-10-CM soon on the horizon, documentation has become the critical factor for the ICD-10 transition. Accurate clinical documentation will:


• Support ICD-10-CM codes

• Enable accurate coding of diagnoses and procedures

• Minimize claim denials

• Reduce exposure to RAC, MICs, and other payer audits

• Ensure compliance

• Improve cash flow


Here is a listing of just a few of the specialties that we offer:

• Family Practice/Internal Medicine/Hospitalists

• Cardiology

• Orthopedics


• Pediatrics

• Neurology and Neurosurgery


• General Surgery

• Behavioral Health

• Oncology



• Understand the importance of specific documentation with ICD-10 for your specialty

• Understand the impact from a billing perspective

• Review the effects of ICD-10 on clinicians, coders, payers, others

• Review how documentation plays a key role in ICD-10 Implementation

• Review some common diagnoses with a comparison of documentation in ICD-9 –CM versus ICD-10-CM

• Understand how a Clinical Documentation Improvement Program can benefit the medical practice


Who Should Attend

Physicians, Non-physician Practitioners, Clinical Documentation Improvement Professionals, Managers, Coders, Billers, HIM Staff, and anyone who assists or works with physicians on clinical documentation



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