April 25, 2016

DRG Shifting Prompts Industry’s First I-10 Coding Summit

By

Laurie McBrierty


Dee Lang


Holly Louie

With industry reports indicating that ICD-10 and the DRG shift are likely to cost healthcare organizations approximately one-third of their net revenue from the impact on denied claims, ICD10monitor is producing a live special edition broadcast of healthcare’s first coding summit, scheduled for May 19. 

The announcement was made by Chuck Buck, ICD10monitor publisher and executive producer of Talk Ten Tuesdays. Buck said the seriousness of the issue prompted the need for the complimentary broadcast that will air from 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern as a public service offered by Career Step and ICD10monitor. 

“It’s estimated to cost between $50 and $100 per case to simply gather the information in order to analyze a denied claim,” said Buck. “During this special edition live broadcast, you and your team will learn how refresh and sharpen ICD-10-CM and PCS coding skills—the skills that will be so crucially important to prevent coding denials and avoid disruption to your facility’s cash flow.”

Participating in the hour-long broadcast will be Laurie McBrierty, MLT, ASCP; Dee Lang, AHIMA Trained ICD-10-CM/PCS Instructor; and Holly Louie, RN, CHMBE, according to Buck. 

“You’ll gain insight into the shifting DRGs and how to use claims data to understand and identify potential coding problems so you can create a plan to proactively reduce the potential for denials,” Buck said, in describing the broadcast. “We are excited about this timely and important broadcast and know that listeners will benefit from real-life examples of proven educational approaches they can use to evaluate and expand their team’s DRG and coding skills.” 

The special edition broadcast is free as a public service provided by Career Step and ICD10monitor. Register to attend.
Stephanie Thompson, ICD10monitor National Correspondent

Stephanie S. Thompson is a nationally recognized social media critic who reports on a variety of political and cultural issues. Her writing appears in print and online in a variety of publications.

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