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Coding 101 Webinar Series
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10/17/2017 to 10/31/2017
When: Tuesdays, October 17th, 24th, & 31st
Where: Online Webinar Series
United States
Presenter: Joan Usher, BS, RHIA, ACE, JLU Health Record Systems
Contact: Megan Fournier

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This course is structured for the beginner coder or clinician to understand basic coding. This program series will provide attendees with an overview of how to assign ICD-10 codes and review the coding guidelines for ICD-10

Series 1 of 3 - Tuesday, October 17th
Introduction to ICD-10 Coding Fundamentals

At the conclusion of this program, the participant will be able to:

  • Understand the 4 steps to correctly assign ICD-10-CM Codes
  • Learn to look-up codes effectively using the 4 step method
  • Understand coding conventions necessary for proper code assignment

Series 2 of 3 - Tuesday, October 24th
Coding of Diagnostic Categories Part 1

At the conclusion of this program, the participant will be able to:

  • Learn how to code neoplasms (C-D codes) properly under ICD-10 including:
    • Neoplasm related conditions: pain, aftercare
  • Understand how to code Diabetes (E codes) and manifestations including:
    • Diabetic neuropathy, diabetic ulcer, diabetes chronic kidney disease
  • Understand how to code Late Effects of CVA and sequela (I codes)
  • Test Your Knowledge examples will be utilized throughout presentation

Series 3 of 3 - Tuesday, October 31st
Coding of Diagnostic Categories Part 2

At the conclusion of this program, the participant will be able to:

  • Understand the specifics of ulcer coding (L codes)
    • Review how to code pressure ulcers which incorporates the location and stage into one code
    • Review how to code non-pressure ulcers coding which incorporates the location and depth into one code
  • Understand fracture coding (S codes) and how it relates to M1011 and M1021-M1023
    • Review the 7th digit character extension
  • Review the types of Aftercare Coding (Z Codes) including:
    • Aftercare following surgery, therapy cases
  • Test Your Knowledge examples will be utilized throughout presentation

Presenter:  Joan Usher, BS, RHIA, ACE, President, JLU Health Record Systems is a nationally recognized AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM trainer.   Joan has a degree in Health Information Management and has been a home health consultant for over 28 years. She has educated more than 15,000 people in nationwide on coding. Joan is past president of the Massachusetts Health Information Management Association (MaHIMA) and has served three years as a delegate for American Health Information Management Assn (AHIMA).  Usher is a Board of Director of Hospice & Palliative Care Federation of MA.  Joan's webinars consistently earn outstanding reviews from participants.


Members: $199/ Line for series

Non-Members: $349/ Line for series

To register click the link above. For any questions, please contact Megan Fournier at or at 617-482-8830

Cancellation Policy: Submit cancellation requests by email to Kanika Chambers at $25 or 25% cancellation fee, whichever is more, between 7 days and 24 hours of event. No refund for same day cancellation or no-show. Refund assumes registration paid in advance. Unpaid registrations remain payable, adjusted only for approved cancellation as above.

NEW POLICY*: HCA of MA now requires that payment in advance. If we have not received payment before the event, you will be asked to provide it or proof of incoming payment in order to attend the meeting. Please be sure to send your open invoice to your accounting department so there are no problems.

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