Tuesday, July 28, 2015

WKCTC offering health care professionals workshops for required coding transition

Next month West Kentucky Community and Technical College (WKCTC) will offer health care professionals workshop training for the transition to the most recent medical coding requirement – ICD-10.

ICD-10, the 10th revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD), a medical classification list by the World Health Organization (WHO), contains codes for diseases, signs and symptoms, abnormal findings, complaints, social circumstances and external causes of injury or diseases. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued a final rule finalizing Oct. 1 as the new compliance date to transition to the ICD-10 code sets.

“We want to help our local healthcare providers get a head start on making the transition to ICD-10 and make it easier for them,” said Kevin O’Neill, WKCTC community education director. “These workshops are ideal for physicians, practice managers, compliance officers, coders, billing and revenue cycle staff, front-end registration staff members and others who need to be prepared for the coding change.”

ICD-10 workshops will be held in the WKCTC Emerging Technology Center, Room 112 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The schedule is as follows:

  • Aug. 12-13: Doctors Offices, $ 495. Participants will need to bring a copy of the ICD-10 CM book.
  • Aug. 12-14: Hospitals, $695. During this three-day workshop, participants will need to bring a copy of the ICD-10 CM and ICD-10 PCS book. Day 1 will focus on administration. Both coding professionals and management are recommended to attend this session for joint planning of an ICD-10 implementation strategy. Day 2 will focus on ICD-10 CM Coding. This will cover ICD-10 diagnostic code structure changes, review specific chapter coding rules and practice case studies to help solidify learning objectives. Day 3 will focus on ICD-10 PCS Coding. This will cover ICD-10 procedural code changes with practice procedural case studies.

Workshops will also help participants learn to design and implement a plan to help ensure their revenue will not be impacted by the ICD-10 transition, including making sure their reimbursement revenue will not be interrupted. The workshops will include working in small groups to walk through the entire revenue cycle and create a personalized implementation plan of action to help ensure participants have the resources available and the staff ready to rise to the challenge.

Participants will receive 6.5 hours of continuing education credit from the American Academy of Professional Coders.

To register, call (270) 534-3335 or visit at http://ws.kctcs.edu/westkentucky/category/category.aspx?C=&S=2.