Workshops

Presentations Available to be Scheduled at Your Location:

Advanced ICD-10-PCS Training - This 3 day course on advanced PCS provides comprehensive instruction on dealing with complete operative cases in ICD-10-PCS, including making difficult decisions about the root operation. At the completion of this training, coders will be confident in their ability to assign PCS with speed and accuracy. This course is recommended for coders in inpatient facilities from community hospitals to large integrated health care delivery networks.

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Digging Deeper into Your Coded Data (Alternate Title: Find that Revenue While Staying Compliant) - Think like a detective when requesting coding database reports. This session teaches you how to formulate reports for inpatient, outpatient and professional fee data so you can detect what “just doesn’t look right”. Use this information to help select a more valuable audit sample for your compliance program.

Target Audience: Coders, Coding management staff, Directors of HIM, Quality Improvement and Compliance Professionals working in the inpatient, outpatient or physician setting.
Time: 1 hour

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What Can RVU Data Do For You? - This session details the concepts of the Relative Value System used by Medicare to value services coded with CPT. Attendees will learn how RVU data can assist in the understanding of practice patterns and profitability of the service area. The basics of RVU analysis will be discussed, as well as calculating a break even conversion factor.

Target Audience: Coding management staff, Directors of HIM, Quality Improvement and Compliance Professionals, or data analysts working in the outpatient or physician setting.
Time: 1 hour

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Bell Curve Analysis - Utilization Pattern Analysis, commonly called Bell Curve Analysis, can be used to compare and display any group of data that has two or more value points. While frequently used to analyze evaluation and management code data, bell curve analysis can provide valuable information about MS-DRG and APC data, as well. Learn how to calculate the percentages and how to display the data effectively.

Target Audience: Coding management staff, Directors of HIM, Quality Improvement and Compliance Professionals, or data analysts working in the inpatient, outpatient or physician setting.
Time: 1 hour

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Auditing and Monitoring for Compliance - A comprehensive look at auditing and monitoring for hospital inpatient, outpatient and physician services. The full-day seminar covers auditing and monitoring of finances, DRGs, APCs, CPT procedures, E&M codes, Lab and X-ray services. The program covers the steps involved in auditing and reinforces learning by using exercises and three audit simulations, one each for inpatient, outpatient and physicians.

Target Audience: Coders, Coding management staff, Directors of HIM, Compliance and Internal Audit Professionals working in the inpatient, outpatient or physician setting.
Time: Full Day (6 to 6.5 hours with breaks and lunch)

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Auditing and Monitoring of Professional Fee Coding - Auditing and monitoring are vital to a Compliance Plan. This program teaches you the differences between auditing and monitoring and provides practical methods for their completion. You’ll learn to audit a variety of professional fee services, including E/M coding, and how to design a program that’s economical, practical and effective using internal or external auditors.

Target Audience: Coders, Coding management Staff, Directors of HIM, and Compliance Professionals working in the physician setting. Also appropriate for those responsible for professional fee coding, billing and compliance.
Time: 1 to 1.5 hours

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CPT Coding for Primary Care - Half-day workshop covering the basics of E/M coding and procedures commonly performed in the office setting. This session teaches the techniques of CPT coding used in the physician office. The session also provides basic education for those who wish to audit physician services performed in the office.

Target Audience: Coders, Coding management staff, Directors of HIM, Compliance and Internal Audit Professionals working in the physician setting, or anyone else wishing to learn skills in this area. Education is provided from the coder perspective.
Time: 3 hours

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E/M Documentation Requirements for Physicians - Learn the documentation requirements for all categories of E/M codes and how to properly assign codes to this documentation.

Target Audience: Physicians or providers in either independent practice or employed by a facility, such as an ER physician or hospitalist. Appropriate for an annual refresher course for physicians at facilities where physicians are employed.
Time: 2 hours

NOTE: Can be presented as 2, one-hour sessions and be tailored to E&M code assignment for coders.

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Advanced CPT Coding for Orthopedics, Neurology and Spinal Surgery - Covers both open and laparoscopic shoulder and knee surgery, cranial surgery and spinal surgery, where Orthopedics and Neurology come together. Three hour format with class exercises for each topic area. Advanced CPT Coding for Shoulders and Knees One-hour orthopedic portion of the longer, three hour format. Includes class exercises for Orthopedics. Advanced CPT Coding for Spinal Surgery One-hour spinal surgery portion of the longer, three hour format. Includes class exercises for spinal surgery.

Target Audience: Outpatient or physician practice coders and coding auditors
Time: 3 hours

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Advanced CPT Coding for Skin Repair and Replacement Surgery - Discusses skin anatomy, advanced skin repair procedures, and provides an advanced discussion of skin substitutes and skin replacement surgery. Includes a discussion of coding the skin substitute supplies used.

Target Audience: Outpatient or physician practice coders and coding auditors
Time: 1 to 1.5 hours, Can include hands-on exercises for a 2 hour program

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Advanced CPT Coding for Behavioral Health and Psychiatry - This course covers the coding options for Psych services, including a discussion of testing codes and all treatment modalities. It reviews the use of E/M codes for Psych services, including consultations and discusses the documentation recommended for codes 90801, 90802 and the psychotherapy codes. Psychiatric examples are used throughout the discussion.

Target Audience: Psychiatrists, outpatient or physician practice coders and coding auditors
Time: 1 to 1.5 hours

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Other programs are developed upon request to fit your needs.