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Clinical Documentation In the Era of ICD-10: Guidelines, Tricks, and Staying Compliant ICD-10 Coding for Otitis Media, Pharyngitis, Asthma, and Other URI's Seen In The Pediatric and Primary Care Office

October 1, 2016 the changes in ICD-10 take effect for the 2017 fiscal year. With over 2000 NEW codes, more than 500 REVISED codes, and over 200 DELETED codes it is imperative that your practice, group, or hospital is prepared for the changes taking effect on the first of October. Not only will you be expected to know the changes in the codes themselves, but the grace period for non-specific codes will be over and there will be an expectations that are services are coded to the highest level of specificity. REMEMBER: Specificity is the key with ICD-10-CM coding – and many payers may adjust their reimbursements based on the specificity of the code submitted – the more specific the code the higher the payment. Practice managers, office managers, doctors, NP’s, PA’s, nurses, MA’s, billers, coders, and front desk personnel will all benefit from this webinar.


Specificity is the key to diagnosis coding using ICD-10. In order to be specific the documentation must be in the medical record to support the diagnosis code billed. This webinar is designed to help practices understand the documentation requirements for ICD-10. You will get pointers for your providers as well as support staff. REMEMBER: Specificity is the key with ICD-10-CM coding – and many payers may adjust their reimbursements based on the specificity of the code submitted – the more specific the code the higher the payment. So why not learn now.

Practice managers, office managers, doctors, NP’s, PA’s, nurses, MA’s, billers, coders, and front desk personnel in all Specialties will all benefit from this webinar.

About the seminar leader: Dreama Sloan-Kelly, MD, CCS has over 14 years of experience in the medical field. A graduate of Wellesley College and Tufts University School of Medicine she has a varied background including clinical, billing, and coding. As CEO of her own consulting firm, Dreama speaks at various seminars, imparting her knowledge in an upbeat, matter of fact, manner. Her goal is get the pertinent information to the attendee, minimize the nonsense, and make sure everyone has fun at the same time. Dreama works with practices one on one, through coding consulting. She offers in-services seminars that can be held on or off-site. Dreama has learned in most seminars you spend a whole day only getting 20% of what you need, and 80% you leave – she has made it her goal to carve out the 20% that you need and giving you the take home message that will help you and your practice.

This webinar is designed to take you through the ICD-10 codes that will most commonly be encountered during visits dealing with upper respiratory infections in the Primary Care and Pediatric office -- such as: otitis media, pharyngitis, and asthma, to name a few. This webinar is designed to teach the biller, coder, and provider how to choose the most specific ICD-10 code for the diagnosis of the patient based on the medical documentation. Documentation pointers will be addressed to ensure providers document what is needed to choose the most specific ICD-10 code possible. We will review all relevant anatomy necessary to make you a successful and more specific coder. We will also review the codes and how they transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10. We will review pertinent diseases and conditions along with signs and symptoms that will make you a successful coder and allow you to code to the highest level of specificity. REMEMBER: Specificity is the key with ICD-10-CM coding – and many payers may adjust their reimbursements based on the specificity of the code submitted – the more specific the code the higher the payment. So why not learn now.

Practice managers, office managers, doctors, NP’s, PA’s, nurses, MA’s, billers, coders, and front desk personnel will all benefit from this webinar.

About the seminar leader: Dreama Sloan-Kelly, MD, CCS has over 14 years of experience in the medical field. A graduate of Wellesley College and Tufts University School of Medicine she has a varied background including clinical, billing, and coding. As CEO of her own consulting firm, Dreama speaks at various seminars, imparting her knowledge in an upbeat, matter of fact, manner. Her goal is get the pertinent information to the attendee, minimize the nonsense, and make sure everyone has fun at the same time. Dreama works with practices one on one, through coding consulting. She offers in-services seminars that can be held on or off-site. Dreama has learned in most seminars you spend a whole day only getting 20% of what you need, and 80% you leave – she has made it her goal to carve out the 20% that you need and giving you the take home message that will help you and your practice.

ICD-10 Coding for Diabetes and Hypertension

This webinar is designed to take you through the ICD-10 coding for hypertension. This webinar is designed to teach the biller, coder, and provider how to choose the most specific ICD-10 code for the diagnosis of the patient based on the clinical documentation. Documentation pointers will be addressed to ensure providers document what is needed to choose the most specific ICD-10 code possible. We will review all relevant anatomy necessary to make you a successful and more specific coder. We will also review the codes and how they transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10. We will review pertinent diseases and conditions along with signs and symptoms that will make you a successful coder and allow you to code to the highest level of specificity. REMEMBER: Specificity is the key with ICD-10-CM coding – and many payers may adjust their reimbursements based on the specificity of the code submitted – the more specific the code the higher the payment. So why not learn now.

Practice managers, office managers, doctors, NP’s, PA’s, nurses, MA’s, billers, coders, and front desk personnel will all benefit from this webinar.

About the seminar leader: Dreama Sloan-Kelly, MD, CCS has over 14 years of experience in the medical field. A graduate of Wellesley College and Tufts University School of Medicine she has a varied background including clinical, billing, and coding. As CEO of her own consulting firm, Dreama speaks at various seminars, imparting her knowledge in an upbeat, matter of fact, manner. Her goal is get the pertinent information to the attendee, minimize the nonsense, and make sure everyone has fun at the same time. Dreama works with practices one on one, through coding consulting. She offers in-services seminars that can be held on or off-site. Dreama has learned in most seminars you spend a whole day only getting 20% of what you need, and 80% you leave – she has made it her goal to carve out the 20% that you need and giving you the take home message that will help you and your practice.