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The Three R's of Coding: Risk, Reimbursement and Reward

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The Three R’s of Coding: Risk, Reimbursement and Reward

1 hour Audio and Power Point Presentation

Recorded April 19, 2016

Course Description:

This session provides coders the knowledge to grow their expertise and move forward in the ICD-10 world. Understanding reimbursement issues with ICD-10 and CPT in their hierarchal structure of the coding conventions is essential. The risk of inaccurate coding can and will be detrimental to a practice. Financial goals and their rewards will be met by the practice when appropriate documentation and coding is established. These topics and more are presented in such a way to expand your knowledge and the tools needed to protect the provider and your group's future financial success.

Learning Objectives: 

    •Identify appropriate conventions of ICD-10 coding and the hierarchal structure of both CPT and ICD-10 relationships.
    •Identify best practices of documentation requirements that will minimize compliance risk and reduce issues of down coding and no payment by the payer.
    •Review their own coding for possible audit triggers and denials based on data from the first 90 days of ICD-10.
    •Improve their ability in identifying and coding the three clinical presentations that impact reimbursement: injuries & poisonings, infectious diseases, and medical conditions.
    •Identify the direct relationship between coding and relative value units of revenue generation for their clinic.

Faculty Bio:  Sharon L. Nicka, RN, CPC


Credit Information:

Designation Statement
The Urgent Care Association of America designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. Credit for this course is good for 1 year after purchase.

Urgent Care Management Certificate 

Earn 1 UCMC credit in Billing & Coding by listening to this recorded session.

Submitting for Credit:  

If you would like to submit for either of the credit above, once you complete the activity you must submit for credit you will need to complete the 5 question exam.  You must answer 3 out of 5 correctly to receive credit.  Your credit will be placed in your profile under Professional Development or click on "My Credits".  Email with questions.  

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