HCAC Offering ICD-10 Revised Intermediate Coding Seminar

Space is limited so register soon!

October 24 and 25, 2017
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Day One
8:00 a.m. – Noon Day Two
HCS-D Examination offered afternoon of Day Two (see below for instructions on how to register)

Where: 2821 S. Parker Road, Aurora, Colo.
Cost: HCAC members pay $225; non-members pay $300
Presenter: Jennifer Gibson, RN, HCS-D, COS-C; Senior Clinical Consultant, Axxess 

Can you confidently say that you know all you need to know about ICD-10 and how it impacts your practice and that of your organization? If not, we are here to help. We are offering this intermediate ICD-10 coding seminar to help you understand recent updates to the ICD-10-CM code set so your agency will be ready for the coming coding year. Without a working knowledge of the guidelines and conventions of the ICD-10-CM code set, there is a risk of substantial loss of productivity and revenue loss for organizations and professionals who are not proficient.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released 2,670 changes to ICD-10-CM on Oct. 1, 2016. This was the first update since the nation transitioned to the new code set after a five-year code freeze. Specifically, there were 1,943 new, 422 revised and 305 deleted codes. Every chapter had at least some new, revised or deleted codes; and thousands of additional changes are expected October 1, 2017 as well.

HCS-D certification exam will be offered on Wednesday afternoon at this same location. Exam fee for HCAC members is $296.10, and non-members pay $329. CLICK HERE to register for the exam. This is the form that all exam takers should use to register for the exam prior to the event. There are three ways that members or attendees can register for the exam, by phone, fax or mail. If the exam taker is going to register over the phone with a customer service representative, you must provide the conference code on the form at the bottom, right hand corner (CO10252017). This is mandatory for the correct location of the exam and if any discounts apply for the state association members. You may also fax the exam registration form to Decision Health at 800-785-9212.

**Online registrations do NOT have an option for the testing location and any discounts. Please do NOT register for the exam online.

This coding seminar is for those who have coding experience in either ICD-9 or ICD-10 code sets and desire a refresher course on guidelines and conventions. Attendees will review the coding “rules” and learn how to apply them to commonly coded disease processes such as diabetes, cardiopulmonary diseases, wounds, neoplasms, GI/GU disorders, musculoskeletal disorders, strokes, fractures, as well as aftercare and status codes.

Learning Objectives

  • Attendees will learn to apply current ICD-10-CM coding conventions and guidelines to common home health scenarios.
  • Attendees will show proficiency in using the ICD-10-CM code set to select and sequence codes as instructed by official guidelines.
  • Attendees will understand the coder's role in the agency as it applies to collecting and reporting diagnoses in cooperation with the clinician and physician provider. 

Continued Education Credits
This program has been designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and pre-approved by the Board of Medical Specialty Coding and Compliance (BMSCC) for 10 HCS-D CEUs

Click here for more information and to register.