ICD-10 Dilemma - House Passes the Bill aimed at delaying ICD-10

The House passed a bill that would push the implementation of ICD-10-CM/PCS to October, 2015.

DURHAM, N.C., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The US House of Representatives has passed a bill that would delay the implementation of ICD-10-CM/PCS for another year. The bill, which mainly covers the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) for Medicare payments, also includes a seven line section that states that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) cannot implement the ICD-10 code set until October 1, 2015, a year later than the current deadline.

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The focus now shifts to the Senate, which must consider the bill before it finds its way to the President's desk. Although, ICD-10 implementation has been delayed, it should not put a stop to your preparation. The delay has provided the much-needed time to tie-up the loose ends. AudioEducator's specialty-specific ICD-10 training is a resource to help customers get ahead of the ICD-10 requirements.

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ICD-10-CM Coding and Documentation for Obstetric Services
In this 60 minute session, Melanie Witt, RN, CPC, COBGC, MA will concentrate on how to convert physician documentation into specific diagnostic codes. She will include a bonus reference which converts the ICD-9-CM OB codes into their ICD-10-CM equivalents.

Topics covered in the session: Abortion coding, Diabetes examples, Hypertensive disease in pregnancy, Coding for multiple gestation, Fetal anomalies, Typical complications during labor and delivery.

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ICD-10-CM for Newborn Conditions Originating in the Prenatal Period
Register for this session by Dorothy Steed to grasp ICD-10-CM coding guidelines for newborn conditions originating in the prenatal period, with examples of coding scenarios.  Neonatologists and other providers who manage these conditions will learn details to assist in coding these conditions using ICD-10-CM.  These codes are to be reported on the newborn record, not the mother's record.

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ICD-10 for Pediatrics
This session by expert speaker Dreama Sloan-Kelly, MD, CCS, will give tips on proper documentation to choose the most specific diagnosis code possible, FREE sites for the ICD-10 codes online and tricks to create easy ICD-10 cheat sheets. With this audio session, the attendees will be able to understand and implement the precise ICD-10 codes required for their pediatrics practice.

For more information, http://www.audioeducator.com/pediatrics/icd-10-pediatrics-04-19-14.html

ICD-10 Diagnosis Codes for Dentistry
Join Marianne Harper in this session to get information on how to implement the revised diagnosis code set in ICD-10. It will take away the difficulty of implementing this new code set. The information will also provide a jump start to dental insurance coding as the most recent ADA claim form requires diagnosis codes. Attending this conference will lay the ground work for both dental and medical coding.

For more information, http://www.audioeducator.com/dental-practice/icd-10-for-dentistry-04-15-14.html

ICD-10 Neurology: What You Need to Know for 2014!
Join expert speaker Marvel J Hammer, RN, CPC, CCS-P, ACS-PM, CPCO, to identify, understand and implement the ICD-10- CM transition for your neurology specialty, so you can begin considering the documentation and coding changes, and get ahead for the 2014 implementation. She will focus on the organizational structural changes in regard to ICD-10, along with the changes in the mandated ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines applicable to neurologic diagnoses.

For more information, http://www.audioeducator.com/neurology/icd-10-neurology-04-24-14.html

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