ICD-10-CM – What is it? Why? And What Next?

Register now for the American Health Care Association’s (AHCA) webinar, titled ICD-10-CM – What is it? Why? and What Next?, on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, at 2:00 PM, ET, to learn more about implementation and the upcoming deadlines for the transition from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM.  On October 1, 2014, the ICD-9 code sets used to report medical diagnoses and inpatient procedures will be replaced by ICD-10 code sets.  The transition to ICD-10 is required for everyone covered by the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA); which includes all SNFs/NFs and some assisted living facilities.  

Unfortunately, most of the information and materials in the media on the internet are focused on hospital compliance.  Long term care providers also must understand the implications and make the successful transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 or claims will not be processed.  The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has instructed all providers to develop an implementation strategy now that includes an assessment of the impact on the organization, a detailed timeline and a budget.  To learn more about how to get started, please join AHCA, with expert Deborah Johnson, RHIT, CHP (Life Care Centers of America, Corporate Director of Health Information Management/Privacy Officer; and the American Health Information Management Association – Approved ICD-10 Trainer), and learn the background and reasons for the upcoming changes, as well as the first steps to take to begin to implement the changes.  Learning objectives include:

  • Learn the basics about ICD-10 and CMS’ timeline for implementation;
  • Understand why the change from ICD-9 to ICD-10 and the ensuring differences;
  • Discuss the important steps in an ICD-10 implementation strategy including how to perform an impact analysis, develop training and get additional ICD-10 expert help; and
  • Learn about important budget considerations for ICD-10 implementation.

Click here to register for this FREE webinar.