ICD-10 Essentials for Long Term Care

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ICD-10 Essentials for Long-Term Care:
Your Guide to Preparation and Implementation


If ICD-10 implementation is not on your radar, it should be. To remain profitable and compliant under the new coding system, your facility must prepare now for the transition. Author Karen Fabrizio provides you with a three-step plan that takes you from understanding the differences between ICD-9 and ICD-10 to full-scale ICD-10 readiness at your facility with ICD-10 Essentials for Long-Term Care: Your Guide to Preparation and Implementation.

You will learn the fundamentals of ICD-10 coding, what you can do today to manage the transition to ICD-10, and how to prepare for the impact on your daily operations. Complete with a chronological, step-by-step ICD-10 implementation action plan for your entire facility, this book is the perfect primer to get you where you need to be in order to survive and thrive under ICD-10.

ICD-10 Essentials for Long-Term Care will help you:

  • Implement simple procedural changes immediately to ease the burden of the transition in future months
  • Familiarize your coders with the ICD-10 format to ensure a smooth transition during implementation
  • Develop timelines to train clinicians in new documentation requirements
  • Achieve leadership buy-in for the necessary budget, policy changes, and infrastructure upgrade to accommodate ICD-10 requirements
  • Execute a step-by-step action plan throughout your facility to ensure timely ICD-10 readiness

Table of Contents

  • PART I: Understanding the Fundamentals of ICD-10-CM Coding
    • Introduction
    • The Origins of ICD Coding
    • Getting to Know the ICD-10-CM Manual
    • Understanding the Coding Manual: Format and Setup
    • Conventions and Terms
    • Five Easy Steps to Accurate Coding

  • PART II: Long-Term Care Specifics: What You Need to Know
    • Primary and Other Diagnoses
    • Effective Management of the Coding Process
    • Coverage Criteria
    • The MDS 3.0
    • Reimbursement
    • Quality Measures
    • Ethical Coding Practice

  • PART III: ICD-10-CM Preparation and Implementation
    • ICD-10 Implementation Planning
    • Administration, Leadership, and Support
    • Managing the Coding Function
    • Fiscal and Billing Necessities
    • Information Systems Readiness
    • Performance Improvement Data
    • Compliance Oversight

About the Author

Karen L. Fabrizio, RHIA, CPRA, is a highly regarded health information professional with 25 years of experience. She has worked in many sectors including acute care, long-term care, education, consulting, and as a public speaker. She is currently the medical record administrator and HIPAA privacy and security officer at Van Duyn Home and Hospital, a 513-bed skilled nursing facility in Syracuse, NY. She is the system administrator for the electronic medical record that was implemented in 2009, and actively participates in software development reviews.

Published: June 2012