JustCoding's 2017 ICD-10-CM Code Update: After the Freeze - On-Demand

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JustCoding's 2017 ICD-10-CM Code Update: After the Freeze - On-Demand

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JustCoding's 2017 ICD-10-CM Code Update: After the Freeze - On-Demand

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Presented on:
Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Presented by:
Peggy S. Blue, MPH, CCS, CCS-P, CPC, CEMC

The ICD-10-CM code set has been on a partial code freeze since 2011—two years longer than expected—due to repeated delayed implementation dates.

That ends this year, with more than 2,600 changes announced for implementation October 1, including additions, deletions, and revisions. In addition to expanded specificity and the ability to report more diagnoses, providers will be able to capture more information about each patient in codes. For example, the update brings codes to report a patient’s score on the National Institutes of Health stroke scale.

During this program, HCPro regulatory specialist Peggy S. Blue, MPH, CCS, CCS-P, CPC, CEMCC, will offer a comprehensive look at the updates and break down the notable changes planned for October 1.

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

  • Describe changes in the ICD-10 CM code set effective October 1, 2016 
  • Explain the reasons additional codes were needed for the new ICD-10-CM codes 
  • Identify which new diagnosis codes are CCs and MCCs


  • Review notable code changes by body system 
  • Look at anatomical details to aid in reporting new codes 
  • Live Q&A

Who Should Listen? 

  • Outpatient and inpatient coding professionals 
  • Coding managers 
  • HIM directors and managers 
  • CDI professionals 
  • Compliance officers 
  • Chargemaster coordinators

Continuing Education

(Live + On-Demand) - This program has the prior approval of AAPC for 1.5 continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor. (Ability to claim CEH’s for this webcast expire on: 8/31/2017)

(Live + On-Demand) This 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. (Ability to claim CEU’s for this webcast expire on: 8/25/2017)

Meet the Speaker

Peggy BluePeggy S. Blue, MPH, CCS, CCS-P, CPC, CEMC, is the lead instructor for the Medicare Boot Camp®—Professional Services Version, as well as an instructor for the Certified Coder Boot Camp (live and online) and the Evaluation and Management Boot Camp.

She also is an instructor for all of the ICD-10-CM/PCS-related educational courses (live and online). Prior to joining HCPro, Blue oversaw the development, implementation, dissemination, and reporting of information related to Medicare professional services training efforts for Highmark Medicare Services.

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 $259 value! 

Please note 
Participation in this webinar is just $259 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.