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2014 ICD-10-PCS
Training Part 1

It is time again for ICD-10 PCS coding training. This tutorial will discuss the following ICD-10-PCS topics: 1) Conventions and Guidelines, 2) Medical and Surgical Section; Definitions and Guidelines, 3) Approaches, Devices and Qualifiers, and 4) Root Operations Review for Medical and Surgical Section.

1
CEU
$25
2014 ICD-10 CM
Training Part 1

It is time again for ICD-10 CM coding training. This tutorial will discuss the following ICD-10-CM topics: 1) Conventions, 2) Neoplasms, 3) Infectious & Parasitic Conditions, and 4) Blood & Blood Forming Organs.

1
CEU
$25
2014 ICD-10 CM
Training Part 2

It is time again for ICD-10 CM coding training. This tutorial will discuss the following ICD-10-CM topics: 1) The Endocrine System, 2) Mental & Behavioral Disorders, 3) Diseases of the Nervous System, 4) Diseases of the Eye & Ear, 5) Diseases of the Circulatory System, and 6) Diseases of the Respiratory System.

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CEU
$25
2014 ICD-10 CM
Training Part 3

It is time again for ICD-10 CM coding training. This tutorial will discuss the following ICD-10-CM topics: 1) Diseases of the Digestive System, 2) Diseases of the Skin & Subcutaneous Tissue,
3) Musculosketal & Connective Tissue, 4) Genitourinary, 5) Pregnancy, Childbirth & the Puerperium, 6) Prenatal, 7) Congenital Malfunctions, Deformation & Chromosomal Abnormalities,
8) Symptoms, Signs & Abnormal Clinical & Lab Findings.

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CEU
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ICD-10 Coding
Procedure Coding
System


 

On October 1, 2014, the United States health care system will transition from the current International Classification of Diseases, ICD-9-CM, diagnosis and inpatient procedure codes to a more detailed Tenth Edition-ICD-10-CM.  ICD-10-PCS (Procedure Coding System) is an alphanumeric procedure classification system that will be implemented for inpatient hospital settings only and will replace Volume 3 of ICD-9-CM.

 

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CEU
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ICD-10 Coding
Digestive System

 

The digestive system includes all of the organs and structures that aid in the digestion and elimination of food.  It includes the gastrointestinal tract, also known as the alimentary canal, as well as other accessory organs.  The gastrointestinal tract includes all of the structures and organs extending from the mouth to the anus. The accessory organs are all of the organs that aid in digestion, such as the liver, gallbladder, and pancreas.

 

2
CEU
$50
ICD-10 Coding
Genitourinary System

 

The genitourinary system includes organs of the reproductive and urinary systems.  They are included together due to their proximity and because they share common pathways. One important distinction between coding in the ICD-10-CM and ICD-9-CM is that the ICD-10-CM requires more specificity in terms of the site of injury/diagnosis. 

 

2
CEU
$50
ICD-10 Coding
Respiratory System

 

The respiratory system, also sometimes called the pulmonary system, is the body system responsible for supplying the blood with oxygen, which is then transported throughout the body.  While this is the most important function of the respiratory system, there are many other important functions.  

 

2
CEU
$50
ICD-10 Coding
Circulatory System

 

The circulatory system is made up of the heart and the blood vessels that carry the blood throughout our bodies. The heart is the hard-working muscle whose function is to pump the blood through the vessels. There are three basic types of blood vessels: arteries, veins, and capillaries. You will learn more about each of these later in the lesson. 

 

2
CEU
$50
ICD-10 Coding
Joints

 

The human body has three types of joints: fibrous, cartilaginous, and synovial. Fibrous joints are sometimes called fixed joints. The joints connecting the bones that make up the skull are examples of fibrous joints. Cartilaginous joints are only slightly moveable. The synovial joints of our body allow for the largest range of motion. There are 6 types of synovial joints. 

 

2
CEU
$50
ICD-10 Coding
Muscular System

 

Our body has over 640 skeletal muscles that make up the bulk of our body and more than half of its weight. There are three types of muscles in our bodies: involuntary (smooth), cardiac, and skeletal (striated). While there are distinctions among the different types of muscles, they all have the ability to contract, relax, be excited by a stimulus, and return to their original size and shape.

 

2
CEU
$50
ICD-10 Coding
Skeletal System

 

The skeletal system has many important functions. Our bones are strong enough to bear weight, yet light enough to allow for flexible movement.  In addition, many of our bones provide protection for our internal organs. For example, our skull protects our brain, and our rib cage protects our heart, kidneys, and other organs. Our bones also store materials our body needs, such as calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, and bone marrow. 

 

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CEU
$50
ICD-10 Coding
Nervous System

 

The nervous system consists of the brain, spinal cord, and all of the nerves inside and outside those structures. It receives sensory information from all the parts of your body, processes that information, and stimulates muscles and glands to move or secrete hormones. In addition, it allows people to engage in cognitive tasks, such as retrieving memories, learning new information, and communicating with other people.

 

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CEU
$50
Three Day Rule
Tutorial


 

On June 25, 2010, President Obama signed into law the “Preservation of Access to Care for Medicare Beneficiaries and Pension Relief Act of 2010.” One part of the law pertains to Medicare’s policy for payment of outpatient services provided on either the date of a beneficiary’s inpatient admission or during the three calendar days immediately preceding the date of a beneficiary’s inpatient admission.

 

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CEU
$25
2014 CPT
Coding Update

CPT codes are maintained by the American Medical Association and are updated quarterly. This main update was done January 1, 2014.  CPT five-digit codes, descriptions, and other data only are copyrighted by the American Medical Association (AMA). The CPT code changes for 2014 include: 33 new codes, 2 revised codes, 27 deleted codes and 1 extended analysis code.

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CEU
$60
2014 ICD-9 CM
Coding Update

It is time again for the ICD-9 CM coding updates effective October 1, 2013. This tutorial will look at the new ICD-9 CM diagnosis and procedure codes and describe diagnostic and procedural information to help you better understand the codes.
 

2
CEU
$40
OSHPD


 

The Office of Statewide Health Planning & Development (OSHPD) is a California state agency that is tasked with promoting healthcare accessibility through facilitating analysis of California’s healthcare infrastructure, providing information about healthcare outcomes, and promoting a diverse and competent healthcare workforce, in addition to other roles.  As part of this mission, OSHPD requires that hospitals submit particular data on a regular basis. This tutorial will provide descriptions of some of the data elements required in these reports.

 

2
CEU
$40
2013
G-Code Update

 

HCPCs codes are required to be used for all Medicare outpatients. G-Codes, a subset of HCPCs coding set are used by HIM coding professionals to identify professional health care procedures and services that would otherwise be coded in CPT, but for which no CPT code exists. New and changed HCPCS codes are introduced every January 1. This tutorial will list the most common of the current G codes in use and will discuss the coding guidelines in reporting these G codes. New technology codes must be used if they exist in place of the HCPCS codes. The new technology codes are not discussed in this tutorial.

 
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CEU
$25
Emergency Room
Coding

 

Coding emergency room visits is not as difficult as the coding of inpatients, but it does require the application of the outpatient coding guidelines. A standard set of procedures typically relates to this patient type, and varies slightly by facility. This tutorial will discuss the coding guidelines for both ICD-9-CM diagnosis and CPT-4 procedure coding. Typical procedures to look for in the ED setting will be discussed as well.

 

2
CEU
$40
Pain Coding

 

As many as 40 million people suffer from some form of pain. Since the new codes for pain were introduced in 2006, coders have been challenged in their use.  This tutorial will help the coder understand the pain condition and how to apply the diagnostic codes according to official coding guidelines.

 

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CEU
$25
HIV-AIDS

 

Coding of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, (HIV), and associated conditions can be a challenge to coders. California law poses even further cause for concern, as certain HIV related codes cannot be reported for patients seen in the California health care system. This tutorial will help coders understand the disease, conditions and symptomatology involved and how they are translated into diagnostic coding. California HIV reporting requirements will also be addressed.

 

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CEU
$25
CPT Modifiers 73 & 74:
Cancelled Procedures


 

Modifier 73 and 74 were established to assist hospital outpatient reporting associated with the use of resources in the event a surgical or diagnostic procedure is cancelled due to extenuating circumstances or those that threaten the well-being of the patient.  This tutorial will instruct the coder in the correct use of these two modifiers.

 

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CEU
$25
Respiratory
Failure Coding

Respiratory failure is a serious life-threatening condition and is usually caused by an underlying disease. This tutorial will update you on the latest coding.

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CEU
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Commonly Missed
MCCs & CCs

 

With the inception of the MS-DRG, (Medicare Severity-Diagnostic Related Group), system, October 1, 2007, the addition of an MCC, (Major Co-morbid condition), or CC, (co-morbid condition), could mean the difference of several thousand dollars per DRG case.  This tutorial will discuss those MCCs or CCS which are commonly missed and what documentation to look for. 

 

1
CEU
$25
CPT Laceration
Repair

 

Laceration repairs take into consideration many coding guidelines which can cause confusion for coders. Physician documentation is paramount in reporting the correct type, site and size of the repair. This tutorial will educate the coder on the various wound closures with respect to CPT coding rules and guidelines.

 
2
CEU
$40
Congestive
Heart Failure


 

Congestive Heart Failure, (CHF), is the condition in which heart disease, causes breathlessness and abnormal sodium and water retention, often resulting in edema. Approximately 4.7 million people in the U.S. suffer from congestive heart failure. This tutorial will provide an understanding of the causes and manifestations of this disease and help coders in applying the governing coding guidelines.

 
1
CEU
$25
Debridement/
Wound Care

 

The Office of Inspector General, (OIG), is targeting wound debridement and wound care for medical necessity and correctness of coding.  This tutorial will describe the debridement process for skin, soft tissue and bone, providing definitions and examples.  Active wound care and fracture care related to debridements will be delineated. The differences between ICD9 and CPT debridement coding guidelines will be discussed.

 

1
CEU
$25
Treatment of Cardiac
Arrhythmias

 

Coding cardiology diagnosis and procedures can be a allenge to even a seasoned coder. In this tutorial you will learn some of the most current cardiology procedures, terminology and coding applications, including electrophysiolgic studies and automatic defibrillator insertions, and replacements.

 
2
CEU
$40
Obstetrics
Coding Rules

 

Coding obstetrics and delivery follow their own separate guidelines and rules. This tutorial provides coders guidance and coding applications that will give clarity to coding obstetric and delivery cases.

 
2
CEU
$40

Screening Colonoscopy
& Sigmoidoscopy Coding

 

This presentation gives information regarding the diagnostic and procedural coding guidelines for the accurate reporting of colonoscopies and sigmoidoscopies.  Screening definitions and the use of G codes are discussed.

 

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CEU
$25
Psychiatric
Coding

 

As of January 1, 2005, a new form of reimbursement was established by CMS for Psychiatric facilities, to report Medicare patients. This tutorial presents the DRG methodology based reimbursement system, termed Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Prospective Payment System. 

 
1
CEU
$25
Coding of
Outpatient Clinics

 

These patients present for outpatient testing or therapy per a physician's order. The order must give a reason, (diagnosis), for the test. A diagnosis of "rule out" is not acceptable and the physician should be queried for a more definitive diagnosis.

 
1
CEU
$25
Septicemia and
Sepsis Coding

 

Sepsis and septicemia have previously been considered synonymous terms used heavily in the medical field.  Despite this, coding guidelines now place these terms into two separately identifiable disease states.  This educational tutorial will discuss this difference between the two as well as their related conditions.

 
1
CEU
$25

CPT4 Coding
of Joint Procedures


 

New and changed CPT4 codes are introduced for 2009.  These changes are effective January 1, 2009.  This tutorial will list the new codes and changes.  New technology codes must be used if they exist in place of the CPT code.  The new technology codes are not discussed in this tutorial. 

1
CEU
$25


 

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