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ICD-10-CM Coding

ICD-10-CM Coding

Members: $370  |  Non-members: $740
Continuing Education: 
6.0 CE hours
Duration: Four 90-minute sessions; plus online exam
Speaker: Carol Maher, RN-BC, RAC-MT, CPC

ICD-10-CM Coding Certificate Program for SNFs Plus ICD-10-CM for PDPM

In this four-part ICD-10-CM Coding certificate program, AAPACN master teacher, Carol Maher, RN-BC, RAC-MT, CPC, guides post-acute care nurses and IDT members through the process of determining and identifying the most appropriate ICD-10-CM codes. The Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) has increased the importance of accurate ICD-10-CM diagnoses by shifting Medicare payments from therapy volume to resident characteristics. ICD-10-CM codes and diagnoses will impact the OT, PT, SLP, NTA, and nursing components under PDPM. You will walk through the process for using the ICD-10-CM Manual, from identification of the main term through the final code selection, and review coding and chapter-specific guidelines. You will have the opportunity to enhance your learning and locate correct ICD-10-CM codes throughout this interactive education program.

*This program has been updated to include the FY 2021 Guidelines.

PAC nurse taking ICD-10-CM Coding certificate program from AAPACN

Following this on-demand workshop, participants will be able to:

Module 1 

  • Define the correct process for determining the ICD-10-CM code from the physician’s documented diagnoses 
  • State which practitioners can diagnose 
  • Explain the process for identifying the main term for diagnoses to assist clinicians to locate the basic code in the Alphabetic Index
  • Describe the difference between Excludes 1 and Excludes 2 notes 

Module 2

  • State the importance of chapter specific guidelines 
  • Identify the ICD-10-CM code for a cancer diagnosis using the Neoplasm table
  • Explain how combination codes are appended for residents who have a specific type of diabetes with multiple conditions 
  • Report the seventh characters assigned to designate the stages of glaucoma   

Module 3

  • Identify the ICD-10-CM code for a pathological fracture related to osteoporosis 
  • Name one chapter-specific guideline that has a major impact on coding traumatic fractures that have been surgically repaired with a joint replacement  
  • Explain steps required to determine a principal diagnosis 

Module 4

  • Describe how ICD-10-CM codes will impact the therapy and non-therapy ancillary components in PDPM
  • State the MDS item where the facility will document the ICD-10-CM code for the primary diagnosis
  • List at least four documents to review to determine diagnoses for your new SNF resident

There is an online exam associated with the ICD-10-CM Coding Certificate Program.

Carol Maher has no conflicts of interest to disclose.

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