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  • Medicare Call-In to Focus on ICD-10 Basics and CMS Implementation

    Are you ready to transition to ICD-10 on October 1, 2014? The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) Medicare Learning Network will host a free call-in on August 22, 1:30 pm–3:00 pm, ET featuring a presentation on ICD-10 basics by Sue Bowman from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and an implementation update by CMS. A Q&A session will follow the presentation.

    To register, visit MLN Connects™ Upcoming Calls. Space may be limited, so register early.

    The agenda includes:

    • Benefits of ICD-10
    • Similarities and differences from ICD-9
    • Coding
    • Basics of finding a diagnosis code
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    • Unspecified codes
    • External cause of injury codes
    • Type of encounter
    • Training needs and timelines
    • Resources for coding and training
    • National implementation issues

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