Coding Education

HIAlearn – Coding Staff Development & Training

Unmatched industry expertise

Ensuring the educational development of your coding staff is of utmost importance. Whether you need additional focused education based on review findings or the tools to foster ongoing coder development, HIA has you covered with the latest coding updates and regulatory changes. Much of our material is approved by AHIMA and/or AAPC for CEUs. View our extensive HIAlearn library here.

HIAlearn Offerings

Education may take many avenues, including on-site visits, audio recordings and online education modules. Training can consist of one-on-one, group sessions or self-paced. Programs can be tailored to fit any time frame, from a few hours to monthly training and monitoring of new coding staff. We utilize a Learning Management System (LMS) to house coding education sessions. Individual participants are provided a username/password to access the LMS from a designated website.

 

Education Counts

Our 70-years of combined teaching experience has taught us that academic instruction fused with practical application creates a comprehensive learning experience that benefits our team and yours.

Pat Maccariella-Hafey

Pat Maccariella-Hafey

Executive Director of Education

Beth Martilik

Beth Martilik

Assistant Director of Education

Kim Carrier

Kim Carrier

Director of Coding Quality Assurance

Part 4: New ICD-10 Codes and IPPS Changes

Part 4: New ICD-10 Codes and IPPS Changes

In the previous three parts of this four part series, we discussed the new ICD-10-CM diagnosis code changes, ICD-10-PCS procedure code changes and FY2020 IPPS changes.  In this last Part 4 of the series, we will review the NTAP procedure codes and reimbursement add-on payments for FY2020. 

Part 3: New ICD-10 Codes and IPPS Changes

Part 3: New ICD-10 Codes and IPPS Changes

In the previous two parts of this four part series, we discussed the new ICD-10-CM diagnosis code changes and ICD-10-PC procedure code changes.  In this session we will review the major IPPS changes for FY2020. On August 2, 2019, CMS published the Final Rule for IPPS (CMS-1716) FY2020 IPPS Final Rule.

Part 2: New ICD-10 Codes and IPPS Changes

Part 2: New ICD-10 Codes and IPPS Changes

In Part 1 of this 4 part series we discussed some of the new ICD-10-CM diagnosis changes. In Part 2 we present the significant ICD-10-PCS procedure code changes. There are 72,184 total ICD-10-CM codes for FY2020.

Query Tip: How to Be More Efficient

Query Tip: How to Be More Efficient

The key to making the query process more efficient is to look for words or documentation while reviewing the record that may signal a potential query opportunity and to note the finding at that time. By the time a coder reaches the end of a record, documentation may have been found to eliminate the need for the query.

Query Tip: When to Query for Sepsis

Query Tip: When to Query for Sepsis

Coders may find situations where a patient is documented as meeting SIRS or sepsis criteria, or has some clinical indicators reflective of possible sepsis, but the physician never documents sepsis as a diagnosis. Should the coder always query for sepsis in these instances?

Part 3: Sepsis Series | Severe Sepsis Documentation and Reporting

Part 3: Sepsis Series | Severe Sepsis Documentation and Reporting

Severe sepsis occurs when sepsis progresses and signs of organ dysfunction/failure develop. One site stated that approximately 30% of patients with severe sepsis do not survive. Patients may develop one organ dysfunction/failure, multi-system organ failure and/or septic shock.

HIAlearn – Coding Staff Development & Training

Unmatched industry expertise

Ensuring the educational development of your coding staff is of utmost importance. Whether you need additional focused education based on review findings or the tools to foster ongoing coder development, HIA has you covered with the latest coding updates and regulatory changes. Much of our material is approved by AHIMA and/or AAPC for CEUs. View our extensive HIAlearn library here.

HIAlearn Offerings

Education may take many avenues, including on-site visits, audio recordings and online education modules. Training can consist of one-on-one, group sessions or self-paced. Programs can be tailored to fit any time frame, from a few hours to monthly training and monitoring of new coding staff. We utilize a Learning Management System (LMS) to house coding education sessions. Individual participants are provided a username/password to access the LMS from a designated website.

 

Education Counts

Our 92-years of combined teaching experience has taught us that academic instruction fused with practical application creates a comprehensive learning experience that benefits our team and yours.

Pat Maccariella-Hafey

Pat Maccariella-Hafey

Executive Director of Education

Part 4: New ICD-10 Codes and IPPS Changes

Part 4: New ICD-10 Codes and IPPS Changes

In the previous three parts of this four part series, we discussed the new ICD-10-CM diagnosis code changes, ICD-10-PCS procedure code changes and FY2020 IPPS changes.  In this last Part 4 of the series, we will review the NTAP procedure codes and reimbursement add-on payments for FY2020. 

Part 3: New ICD-10 Codes and IPPS Changes

Part 3: New ICD-10 Codes and IPPS Changes

In the previous two parts of this four part series, we discussed the new ICD-10-CM diagnosis code changes and ICD-10-PC procedure code changes.  In this session we will review the major IPPS changes for FY2020. On August 2, 2019, CMS published the Final Rule for IPPS (CMS-1716) FY2020 IPPS Final Rule.

Part 2: New ICD-10 Codes and IPPS Changes

Part 2: New ICD-10 Codes and IPPS Changes

In Part 1 of this 4 part series we discussed some of the new ICD-10-CM diagnosis changes. In Part 2 we present the significant ICD-10-PCS procedure code changes. There are 72,184 total ICD-10-CM codes for FY2020.

Beth Martilik

Beth Martilik

Assistant Director of Education

Query Tip: How to Be More Efficient

Query Tip: How to Be More Efficient

The key to making the query process more efficient is to look for words or documentation while reviewing the record that may signal a potential query opportunity and to note the finding at that time. By the time a coder reaches the end of a record, documentation may have been found to eliminate the need for the query.

Query Tip: When to Query for Sepsis

Query Tip: When to Query for Sepsis

Coders may find situations where a patient is documented as meeting SIRS or sepsis criteria, or has some clinical indicators reflective of possible sepsis, but the physician never documents sepsis as a diagnosis. Should the coder always query for sepsis in these instances?

Kim Carrier

Kim Carrier

Director of Coding Quality Assurance

Part 3: Sepsis Series | Severe Sepsis Documentation and Reporting

Part 3: Sepsis Series | Severe Sepsis Documentation and Reporting

Severe sepsis occurs when sepsis progresses and signs of organ dysfunction/failure develop. One site stated that approximately 30% of patients with severe sepsis do not survive. Patients may develop one organ dysfunction/failure, multi-system organ failure and/or septic shock.

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Overcome common coding challenges identified during audits and coding staff performance reviews with HIAlearn Action Plans.

See how HIAlearn
will benefit you

Overcome common coding challenges identified during audits and coding staff performance reviews with HIAlearn Action Plans.

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