An Overview of Medical Coding Systems: CPTs, HCPCS, DRGs, ICD-10, APCs

This webinar explains the use of five of the most common schemes in use today: CPT and HCPCS codes, ICD-10 codes, DRGs, and APCs, And for each system, we will discuss how codes are assigned, where they appear on the claim, how they are used for billing and reimbursement, which types of claims are subject to each coding scheme, and other features of each system.

Instructor: Rich Henriksen
Date: Tuesday February 12, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM PST | 01:00 PM EST

Duration: 90 Minutes

  • Live
  • Only for one participant
  • Price $139.
Best Value
  • Corporate Live
  • Any number of participants
  • Price $299.
  • Recorded
  • Only for one participant ?
  • Price $179.
  • Corporate Recorded
  • Any number of participants ?
  • Price $379.

Overview:

Medical coding is the foundation of the US healthcare system. Medical codes are essential for billing and claims, reimbursement, healthcare analytics, risk scoring, physician compensation, among many other uses.Every claim includes multiple codes from various coding systems.

This webinar explains the use of five of the most common schemes in use today: CPT and HCPCS codes, ICD-10 codes, DRGs, and APCs.

For each system, we discuss how codes are assigned; where they appear on the claim; how they are used for billing and reimbursement; which types of claims are subject to each coding scheme; and other features of each system. We also provide tips for analyzing data containing these codes.

Why should you Attend: Most healthcare workers use medical codes in one way or another in their jobs. To many people, coding systems such as CPT and ICD-10 can be confusing and hard to understand.

Attendees will learn how each of five major coding systems is used and how it impacts various components of our healthcare industry.Whether you are a medical biller or analyst, health plan worker or provider, this webinar will provide a foundation on which you can build your understanding of medical coding methods.

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • How each coding system works
  • When and why they're used
  • How they affect charges and reimbursement
  • CPT, HCPCS codes
  • Diagnosis Related Groups (DRGs) and Major Diagnostic Categories (MDCs)
  • Ambulatory Patient Classifications (APCs)
  • ICD-10 diagnosis and procedure codes

Who Will Benefit:
  • Health Information Managers
  • CFOs
  • Medical Billers
  • Analysts
  • Physicians and other Medical Professionals
  • Provider Contract Managers
  • Medical Coders
  • Claim Examiners
  • Reimbursement Directors
  • Payment Integrity Managers
  • Quality Managers
  • Revenue Managers

Speaker Profile
Rich Henriksen is the Chief Executive Officer and founder of Nokomis Health. Rich has 30 years of experience in healthcare systems, coding, billing, and reimbursement. He has led managed care departments and provider contracting units at a variety of organizations, including hospitals, clinics, and health plans. Rich has worked with over 70 different organizations, ranging from hospitals and clinics to third-party administrators, law firms, and internet-based companies. As a respected industry expert, he is well known for his unparalleled depth of knowledge in all aspects of healthcare coding, billing and reimbursement.

Rich received his Bachelor of Arts in biology from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, and his Master of Arts in Healthcare Administration from The University of Iowa. He resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota where he leads the Nokomis Health team on their mission to set a new standard for medical claim review. Rich has previously trained staff at Optum, Prime Therapeutics, Definity Health, UCare Minnesota, TC Health, Essential Health, the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and others. He has presented several times at SAS user conferences and other regional conferences.

An engaging instructor with an informal teaching style – making sessions enjoyable and easy to follow. Rich has taught this course to many professionals within the medical industry and incorporates feedback and suggestions from previous participants to evolve this incredibly insightful program. Rich allows time in the schedule for participants to ask questions.


You Recently Viewed