With thousands of codes and changes based on the new Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM), accurate ICD-10 coding is critical. PDPM relies on accurate patient assessments and diagnosis on the MDS and ICD-10 coding to determine payment for each patient. Inaccurate coding can impact your facility’s bottom line and resident care.
With so much to do before the October 1 PDPM implementation deadline, training key staff now is critical! The American Health Care Association (AHCA) and the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) are offering ICD-10 on-line training. Because staff needs differ based on their coding responsibilities, two specific trainings have been developed: ICD-10 for Coders and ICD-10 for Non-Coders.
ICD-10 for Coders is an in-depth course designed for SNF billing staff, MDS staff, Nursing and Therapy staff, and Admissions and Discharge staff. The course contains eight modules and comes with 16 CNEs for nurses and 16 AHIMA CEs upon successful completion. The cost is $499 for AHCA members and $599 for non-members.
ICD-10 for Non-Coders is a four-hour course developed for non-coders who need to lead a successful PDPM transition and is intended for Administrators, DONs, and other management staff. ICD-10 for Non-Coders comes with 4 CNEs for nurses, 4 AHHIMA CEs or 4 NAB approved CEs upon successful completion. The cost is $199 for AHCA members and $249 for non-members.
The new training program launches in mid-March. To learn more and to pre-register for the trainings now, please visit the websites below.