How to Educate Surgeons on ICD-10-PCS Documentation Requirements - On-Demand

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How to Educate Surgeons on ICD-10-PCS Documentation Requirements - On-Demand

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Available ON-DEMAND

Presented on:
Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Presented by:
Cheree A. Lueck, RN, BSN
Gwen S. Regenwether, BSN, RN

Sponsored by:
Certified Coder Boot Camp® - ICD-10-CM & ICD-10-PCS

Even though ICD-10 starts in October, it’s not too late to get your surgeons up to speed! Cheree A. Lueck, RN, BSN, and Gwen S. Regenwether, BSN, RN, will outline their ICD-10-PCS surgical education program at Denver Health and Hospital Authority. They will help you pinpoint areas of vulnerability and educational opportunities, describe how ICD-10 affects facility cash flow, and provide tools to get you started.

Participants of this webinar will:

  • Learn how Denver Health Medical Center is approaching continuing physician ICD-10-PCS education
  • Hear from two members of the team that created Denver Health’s physician education program
  • Gain insight on engaging physicians in ICD-10-PCS discussions
  • Garner tips for creating effective, ongoing ICD-10-PCS physician education


  • Intro
    • Background on Denver Health 
    • Importance of ICD-10-PCS 
    • ICD-10-PCS structure
  • Auditing and queries
    • Method of retrospective audit 
    • What defines a query in ICD-10-PCS
    • Validating the necessity of physician education 
  • Pinpointing areas of vulnerability
    • Analyzing data from auditing process to identify areas of weakness 
    • Beginning education on identified areas 
  • Physician interventions/education
    • Educational tools and handouts
    • Orientation for new residents
    • 1:1 meetings
  • Assessing education
    • Ongoing audits and education
    • How to “score” each surgical specialty
  • Communicating and sharing information 
    • CDI and coding collaboration
    • Coding Clinic submissions: Challenges and ongoing education for CDI/coders
  • Q&A (not live)

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Examine potential impact of ICD-10-PCS implementation on facility cash flow
  • Define a process for analyzing current performance and vulnerabilities
  • Identify an educational plan and process to monitor and provide feedback
  • Describe how to organize collaboration between CDI and coding departments to facilitate the transition to ICD-10-PCS

Who should listen?

CDI managers and staff, clinical documentation improvement managers and specialists, coding professionals, inpatient coding managers and staff, clinical staff, HIM managers and staff, coding compliance managers and directors, coding auditors and educators

Continuing Education

The program has been approved for 1 continuing education unit for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Granting prior approval from AHIMA does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program sponsor. These credits expire 10/5/16.

The program has been approved for 1.0 continuing education units towards fulfilling the requirements of the Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist (CCDS) certification, offered as a service of the Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists (ACDIS). These credits expire 10/5/16.

Meet the Speakers

Cheree A. Lueck, RN, BSN, is a clinical documentation specialist at Denver Health and Hospital Authority in Denver. Prior to this role, she was a clinical nurse for 13 years with a variety of inpatient, outpatient, and research opportunities. She draws from her years as a clinical nurse and experience as a nursing educator and clinical instructor to focus education to physicians and staff. Lueck’s current primary role is documentation review and education with the surgical specialties at Denver Health.

Gwen S. Regenwether, BSN, RN, is a clinical documentation specialist at Denver Health and Hospital Authority, and is responsible for implementing education for ICD-10-PCS to all surgical specialties as well as concurrent and retrospective reviews of procedural documentation. She is also a clinical liaison for the clinical documentation integrity department and care management department. Her role includes educating social work staff and care coordinator RNs on diagnoses that are frequently targeted by external auditors. Regenwether has experience in medical necessity and appropriateness as a utilization reviewer and over seven years of nursing experience in acute and critical inpatient, outpatient, and observation care.

Webinar system requirements and program materials:
To fully benefit from the webinar experience, please note you will need a computer equipped with the following:

Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or later, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari, with JavaScript enabled
Internet: 56K or faster Internet connection (high-speed connection recommended) 
Streaming: for audio/video streaming, Adobe Flash plug-in or Safari browser on iOS devices

Prior to the webinar, you will receive an email with detailed system requirements, your login information, presentation slides, and other materials that you can print and distribute to all attendees at your location.

No problem. The On-Demand version is also available. Use it as a training tool at your convenience—whenever your new or existing staff need a refresher or need to understand a new concept. Play it once or dozens of times. A $199 value! 

Participation in this webinar is just $199 per site. All materials must be retrieved from the Internet. 

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