ICD-10-CM Coding Guidance for Long Term Care Facilities (Body of Knowledge)

Published: March 2019

Wild Winter Ed’Ventures!

This is an article from the AHIMA BOK that has some wonderful information for long term care coders, and how to apply the guidelines for ICD-10CM correctly.

In addition to the LTC guidelines, there is hands on 25 quiz after the article to work on skill building… You could get this “for free” off the BOK, however, if you want a few CEU’s for your hard work and efforts.. Grab your 2 CEU’s for $10.00 and really take advantage of what we can help you with, and skill build at the same time!

Population Health Through Value-Guided Care

Population Health Management (PHM) programs are a strategic component of future state of health care organizations. The goal of PHM programs is to keep a patient population as healthy as possible and minimize the need for expensive hospital services such as emergency department visits, imaging tests, and other preventable procedures. The success of these programs is directly correlated to the successful transition from fee-for-service (by volume) models to fee-for-value (high quality + low resource use cost) models.

To do this, savvy health care systems will implement strong data analytics and population health management tools that will report both descriptive data (what was) and predictive data (a range of what is expected) to help optimize future information capture and clinical practices. Health care systems need to evolve to take advantage of the rapidly accelerating use of data analytics and develop improved health care quality practices at a greater value for their patients.

Speaker: Moshe Starkman

ICD-10-PCS: How Do I Code This?

March 23, 2019
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM ET

Having trouble assigning PCS codes? Are you receiving low audit scores from your reviewer? Join us as we discuss some areas in procedural coding where common errors have been identified. Examples include VAD such as CVC totally implanted, tunneled vs. non-tunneled, PICC and midline PCS coding.

We’ll also discuss other sometimes confusing procedures such as occlusion versus restriction procedures – in relation to aneurysm repair as well as coding flaps and grafts.

Speaker: Jeannie Jacobs, CCS