ICD-10 Strategies for Home Health Agencies: Navigating the Road Ahead - On-Demand

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ICD-10 Strategies for Home Health Agencies: Navigating the Road Ahead - On-Demand

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Presented on: December 17, 2015

Presented by: Joan L. Usher, BS, RHIA, COS-C, ACE, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM Trainer

Do you fear having your claims rejected due to ICD-10 coding mistakes? In this 90-minute on-demand program, coding expert Joan L. Usher, BS, RHIA, COS-C, ACE, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM Trainer, discusses how to best correct rejections and find out what payers need in order to properly reimburse your agency for care given. By outlining areas where your payer may need more information, Usher gives you the tools to improve your agency’s ICD-10 proficiency, begin receiving the reimbursement your agency deserves, and ask your software vendor the right questions on how to improve your overall data collection.

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

  • Create a plan to ensure proper coding continues
  • Identify best methods to respond to Additional Development Requests (ADR)
  • Describe next steps with your EHR vendor


AGENDA

  • ICD-10 go-live problems
    • Effectively correct rejected claims
    • Methods to collect data: What is being rejected, what is the volume of rejected claims, and who is rejecting your claims?
    • Are any payers still requiring ICD-9?
    • Ensure you are fully implemented
    • Methods to ensure future success for ICD-10 coding
  • Possible types of ADRs from payer
    • Incomplete codes
    • Invalid code
    • Lack of specificity
    • Lack of laterality 
    • Coding not supported by medical record documentation
  • Questions to ask your software vendor
    • How to capture more detailed information
    • Ways to enhance the 485
  • Q&A (not live)


WHO SHOULD PARTICPATE

  • Owners
  • Homecare administrators and directors
  • Clinical educators and managers
  • Staff educators
  • Homecare nurses
  • Case managers
  • Billing and coding managers and staff
  • Quality and coding managers

 

MEET THE SPEAKER

Joan L. Usher, BS, RHIA, COS-C, ACE, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM Trainer, is president of JLU Health Record Systems in Pembroke, Massachusetts. Usher has more than 27 years’ experience as a consultant and is a nationally recognized expert in the field of ICD-9 & ICD-10-CM coding and health information management (HIM). She has taught ICD coding in home health for 17 years and has educated more than 15,000 people nationwide. Usher is a past president of the Massachusetts Health Information Management Association. Under her leadership, Massachusetts received four national awards from AHIMA in continuing education programs, support for accredited HIM education, legislative advocacy, and electronic communications.

Usher is one of the Beacon Institute’s experts for our Ask-the-Expert membership benefits. She also provides a monthly ICD-10 coding column for our Homecare DIRECTION newsletter and speaks during many of Beacon Health’s successful webcast series. She has contributed to numerous national publications and is the author of HCPro’s ICD-9 Coding for Home Health: A Guide to Medical Necessity and Payment, ICD-10 Coding for Home Health: A Guide to Medical Necessity and Payment, and ICD-10 Essentials for Homecare: Your Guide to Preparation and Implementation.


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.

COULDN'T LISTEN LIVE? 
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! 

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

Call your customer service representative toll-free 800-650-6787 or email customerservice@hcpro.com if you have questions.