Coding Education

Upcoming Programs

2021 CM and PCS Updates September 23, 2020

 Past Programs Available  
2021 Evaluation and Management Updates (124 min) Presented on July 1, 2020

Major changes are coming to EM services provided in any physician practice. January 1, 2021 seems to be in the far future, but given the magnitude of changes and staff involved, your team needs to be ready and prepared to adjust to the revised system. There’s no time like the present to inform your clinic staff of the 2021 Guidelines and changes. Please invite your teams to learn about the new definitions, expected outcomes, and implementation recommendations.


Linkage to CM (68 min) Presented on January 8, 2020

#1 Cardinal-Rule for Coders:  Do not assume a relationship between two conditions unless documentation or guidelines support.  Many of these rules continue life since I-9, while some have changed or given birth in I-10.  Due to the complexity of our scenarios and consequential principal assignment or reimbursement effect, this session reviews some thought-provoking examples, assist to interpret, and encourage how to react to questionable relationships you might find in your documentation.

Not a Quick Review of Query Practice Brief (63 min) – Presented on July 3, 2019

As the inception of CDI cultures expand, AHIMA and ACDIS have collaborated to provide a revised Query Practice Brief. Many concepts are the same, but there are several new aspects that Coders and CDI practitioners need to know. Please attend to become aware of the new features and obtain examples of when and how to articulate your query. Have your own Query Policy on hand to make notes of necessary modifications.

Target Audience: ✓ Coders (Inpatient, Outpatient and Professional) ✓ CDI practitioners

CM Coding: To Code or Not to Code (69 min) Presented on March 27, 2019

To code or not to code….that is the question many coders pose daily. This session will walk through the various situations and conundrums that commonly arise and give coding teams cause for pause. Coding Clinic has been called a coder’s “Bible”, but what do you do when that contradicts the Conventions? This session will reinforce the basics and give direction for those dicey encounters that cause R51, R45.4, and G47.00.

Target Audience: ✓ Coders (Outpatient and Professional) ✓ CDI practitioners

CPT Podiatry Coding (55 min)

Get a leg up on your podiatry coding by joining us for this comprehensive session which will describe common podiatry conditions and their associated procedures. Documentation requirements for medical necessity and NGS LCD coverage components will be reviewed for both clinic and hospital ambulatory surgeries. These types of procedures can be quite confusing, as they appear to include various codable functions, when actually only one CPT code will suffice. This session will guide you through challenging operative reports to provide confidence while coding these procedures.

Target Audience: ✓ Coders (Outpatient and Professional) ✓ CDI practitioners

CPT Wound Therapy Coding (60 min) Presented on July 12, 2018
Several changes to CPT codes and descriptions have been introduced within the last several years. As a result, wound care coding has various codes where depth extent and type of treatment are key to code assignment. Coding staff must be aware of these differences to successfully assign CPT codes for these services. Join us to learn more.

Target Audience: ✓ Coders (Outpatient and Professional) ✓ CDI practitioners

Diabetes Coding (73 min) Presented on March 21, 2018

It is reported that one in three individuals have diabetes, so with its prevalence, we need to ensure that we understand and adhere to all applicable Guidelines and Conventions. Implementation of ICD-10 resulted in expansions of the diabetes categories, but it's time to take another look at our references that provide direction for coding this very common - as well as complex - immunological condition. This diagnosis is seen on all encounter types, so join us to ensure quality coded data.

Target Audience: ✓ Coders (Inpatient, Outpatient, and Professional) ✓ CDI practitioners

CM Neoplasm Coding (66 min) Presented on December 7, 2017

The CM Neoplasm Guidelines are packed full of treatment specific directives. In addition, some sequencing directives and Conventions have changed since I-9. Stay on top of these I-10 guidelines and Coding Clinic entries by attending this 60 minute session guiding on basic Neoplasm directives, principal and secondary diagnoses code assignments, as well as informational treatment definitions. Coder’s knowledge will also be tested by applying learned lessons with polling questions.

Target Audience: ✓ Coders (Inpatient, Outpatient, and Professional) ✓ CDI practitioners

Ortho Coding: CM and CPT (87 min) Presented on June 21, 2017 

Ortho seems to be the most common specialty within our hospitals, and it follows that ortho questions outnumber any other topic through the RWHC Hotline. Therefore, the next quarterly 60 minute coding webinar will emphasize and review CM and CPT ortho related concepts. Consequently, the outpatient coder is the target audience, but the inpatient coder will likewise benefit from CM information.

Target Audience: ✓ Outpatient Coding Staff ✓ Inpatient Coders ✓ CDI practitioners

OB ICD-10 Coding (86 min) – Presented on March 16, 2017

Numerous changes in guidelines, conventions, and ICD-10 system have affected the way we report and sequence OB related codes. Pertinent Chapter 15 guidelines for reporting and sequencing multiple obstetrical complications will be reviewed using hands on examples. Session will also review common OB procedures and their basic coding principles.

Target Audience: ✓ Clinic Staff ✓ CDI practitioner