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Program Details

Apr 12, 2018, 10:00am - 11:00am


Gary Lucas
Vice President of Education Operations
Association for Rural & Community Health Professional Coding


Georgia Rural Health Association

Association for Rural & Community Health Professional Coding

Program Description

Providers still need training on clinical documentation and coding related to ICD-10-CM. Too much reliance on coding software tools and leaning too heavily on "favorites" lists can prevent clinics from accurately reporting diagnoses to patients, payers, public health and beyond. We will review Lessons Learned from the ICD-10 implementation and will highlight areas needing improvement.

In order to more fully understand documentation rules, we will perform a high-level review of the 2018 "ICD-10 Official Guidelines for Coding & Reporting" which provides the most educational benefit related to diagnosis coding. Additionally, we will review documentation rules for the most common Z-codes used in RHCs and FQHCs.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the program, participants will be able to:
- Know how to locate specific documentation rules for key diagnosis areas in the physical ICD-10-CM manuals. Software simply does not contain the same details!
- Understand the changes that occurred October 2017 on how to define common words found in thousands of ICD-10-CM codes.
- Identify when the sequencing and linking of diagnostic codes can affect reimbursement and proper reporting of quality metrics.


Apr 12, 2018, 10:00am - 11:00am

Technology Requirements

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  • Personal computer with Macintosh or Windows with 512 MB of RAM
  • Broadband internet connection such as an office LAN, DSL, or cable modem
  • Phone next to personal computer (or speaker phone if multiple people are viewing)
  • Computer speakers (built-in or attached)
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