Event Detail

Course Description:

Diagnosis coding accuracy is paramount to appropriate payment under PDPM, as ICD-10 Diagnosis codes & other patient characteristics are used as basis for classification in determining MCR payment.  The 5-day MDS establishes the PDPM payment category for the entire Medicare stay which is why it is so important to have good processes in place for establishing the principal diagnosis and having information to support coding all active diagnosis prior to the 5-day assessment reference date.

This program will include information regarding the Official ICD-10 Coding Guidelines, best practices for accurate ICD-10-CM code assignment, how to avoid common coding mistakes, and the importance of principal diagnosis identification.

Attendees should bring their current ICD-10 coding book to the training, as the training will include coding exercises and scenarios where the coding book will be used.

Target Audience: Director of Nursing, Assistant Director of Nursing, Nurse Managers, Nursing Home Administrators, Nursing staff and leaders, Quality Assurance Director, Medical Records, MDS staff, Therapy staff

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand how ICD-10 coding impacts reimbursement under Medicare PDPM.

  2. Understand best practices for diagnosis coding in the SNF setting

  3. Develop skills to prevent common coding errors in the SNF setting

  4. Identify clinical information that should be documented to support ICD-10-CM diagnosis coding


Course Content/Agenda

8:30                  ICD-10 Coding Impact on Reimbursement under PDPM

10:15                Break

10:30                Overview of Coding Guidelines, Conventions & Relevant Coding updates

12:00-12:30        Lunch Break

12:30                   Best practices for diagnosis coding in SNF setting & Documentation to support diagnosis coding on MDS

2:00                     Break

2:15                     Common coding mistakes and how to avoid them & Practice coding scenarios

4:00                     Program adjourns


Nurses:  The Kansas Healthcare Association is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the Kansas State Board of Nursing.  This offering is approved for 6.5 contact hours applicable for RN and LPN relicensure (KSBN LT0030-0338)

Administrators: This course is approved for 6.5 continuing education credit hours for Kansas licensed adult care home administrators by the Kansas Department Aging and Disability Services.  KDADS Health Occupations Credentialing sponsorship number LTS-A0001.

Operators:  This course offering is approved for 6.5 continuing education clock hour for the Kansas registered operators in the core area of Administration by the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services. KDADS Health Occupations Credentialing Approved Sponsorship number: LTS-A0001.

Social Workers: This course is approved for 6.5 hours of continuing education hours for Kansas licensed Social Workers by the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board.  Approval number: 17-006.

Dietitians: This course is approved for up to 6.5 continuing education clock hours for Kansas Licensed Dietitians by the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services. KDADs Health Occupations Credentialing Approved Sponsorship Number: LTS-A0002.

CE's will be provided to those that complete a registration and the follow up attendance verification form. Webinar log in information will be provided prior to the webinar.