Coding Essentials for Non-Coders

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Coding Essentials for Non-Coders

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Coding Essentials for Non-Coders

Sunday, May 1, 2022 — Monday, May 2, 2022 | Orlando, FL

CDI specialists often find themselves in a precarious position serving as translators for coders and providers; however, you can’t serve as an effective translator unless you speak both languages—clinical and coding. Although many CDIs receive on-the-spot code assignment training and still others rely on automated encoders for code and DRG assignment, a truly successful CDI understands the fundamentals of coding guidelines and conventions and recognizes the impact of coding on reimbursement; without proper code assignment, a patient encounter will not be captured appropriately, which results in inaccurate reimbursement or denials.

According to the results of a recent ACDIS survey, more than 75% of CDI professionals have a clinical background, but less than a third hold a coding-related credential. Clinical expertise does not necessarily translate to coding knowledge, though, and while being a successful CDI may not require a coding certification, those who wish to advance their careers in CDI should possess foundational code assignment knowledge.

Designed with the CDI professional in mind, this course will arm you with critical coding skills by exploring the intricacies of accurate ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, and MS-DRG assignment. Join Shannon E. McCall, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CPC, CPC-I, CEMC, CRC, CCDS, CCDS-O, for this two-day preconference that will equip you with the fundamental coding knowledge that you need to bolster your skillset as CDI professional.

Note: Attendees will receive three manuals—DRG Expert and ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS code books—for use during the pre-conference.

Coding Essentials for Non-Coders

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe how to apply accurate coding guidelines for sequencing in ICD-10-CM for principal diagnosis selection
  • Discuss how to assign selected ICD-10-PCS codes for significant procedures performed in an inpatient setting
  • Examine how diagnosis and procedure selection impacts MS-DRG assignment and reimbursement
  • Describe how to assign MS-DRGs to sample case scenarios  

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Shannon McCall

Shannon McCall, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CPC, CPC-I, CEMC, CRC, CCDS, CCDS-O, serves as the director over the Certified Coder Boot Camp® programs. She is the developer of the Certified Coder Boot Camp® – Inpatient Version and the Evaluation and Management Boot Camp® and also collaborated with the CDI team to develop the Risk Adjustment Documentation and Coding Boot Camp®. As a consultant for HCPro, she works with all types of healthcare providers on a wide range of coding-related issues with a particular focus on education. McCall has extensive experience with coding for both physician and hospital services.

She is also accredited through the AHIMA, AAPC, and ACDIS. McCall was one of the pilot advisory board members for the Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists (ACDIS). McCall served on the exam development committee for the CCDS-Outpatient certification exam. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Information Administration degree from the Medical University of South Carolina.