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ICD-10-CM Building a Foundation to Weather the Storm

ICD-10-CM Building a Foundation to Weather the Storm


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Nancy Maguire, ACS, PCS, FCS, HCS-D, CRT

" "If you prepare, you will succeed." " Nancy Maguire

ICD-10-CM for Diagnosis coding will be implemented on October 1, 2013, a mere 704 days away from October 27, 2011! But, as Nancy Maguire says, " "Coding is a career-long learning process and if you prepare for ICD-10, you will succeed." "

This practical 90-minute audio conference with Coding expert Nancy Maguire will get you and your team started by introducing you to the basics of this new coding language thus beginning the foundation blocks of ICD-10-CM.

As you know, This transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10-CM is mandated. There are new symbols and conventions that you and your coding team will need to know. This presentation will be a critical discussion of the coding, rather than just a summary. To help you grasp the concept of the new coding system, Nancy will provide detail and each new convention will be accompanied by a clinical example of usage.

There is no doubt that this transition will take hard work and persistence but by taking small steps over the next 704 days, your goal of compliance and understanding will be met.

At the close of this conference you will have information on:
  • The major changes from ICD-9 to ICD-10-CM
  • Why prevention is better (at this time) than damage control (later)
  • Precise topics discussed include: placeholders, extenders, chapter blocks, excludes notes... and much more.
  • Identify your goals and timelines to produces your roadmap to compliance

  • Bonus -- learn from Nancy Maguire as she provides step-by-step tools, techniques and strategies to achieve desired results and minimize stress and anxiety in your medical practice. There are ways to control the stressors but this is not the time for inaction!

    Meet Our Speaker

    Nancy Maguire, ACS, PCS, FCS, HCS-D, CRT, is a nationally renowned procedural and diagnostic coding instructor, boot camp trainer, and workshop leader. She has the philosophy that coding can be fun! She has spent more than 30 years as a hands-on coder and has authored countless coding articles and presentations. In her expansive career, she has transitioned from nursing, to coding, to practice management, auditing and consulting. She served the first two terms as president of AAPC in the early 1990s. Her expert guidance is guaranteed to help the transition to ICD-10 diagnosis coding. Nancy is the contributor to the montly ICD-10 training modules in www.codapedia.com.

    Moderator: Nancy Collins, Publisher of The Journal of Medical Practice Management®