Is Your Organization Ready for October 1?
DALLAS (Sept. 28, 2015) – Axxess, an industry leader in home health management software and accredited by the American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC), offers in-person, hands-on training to help home health organizations effectively transition to the new ICD-10-CM medical code set, effective October 1, 2015.
Next week, healthcare organizations, subject to HIPAA compliance, must begin using ICD-10. “Organizations that are unprepared will face claim denials that will hurt their cash flow,” said John Olajide, President and CEO of Axxess. “To help ensure a smooth and successful transition, Axxess offers both authoritative education and ICD-10-compliant software solutions.”
By now, at a minimum, each agency should have:
- Studied the new regulations and requirements
- Identified processes and systems to be updated
- Selected a knowledgeable, reputable training partner
- Trained as many staff members as possible: clinicians, coders, billers, administrators, etc.
- Evaluated software vendor and other partners for ICD-10 readiness
- Tested internal processes and systems
- Made process and system adjustments, if necessary
ICD-10 seminars are currently available in Florida, California, and Illinois at Intermediate or Advanced levels. Attendees will earn seven continuing education credits for each one-day seminar.
- Intermediate — September 29: Fort Lauderdale, FL
- Intermediate — October 6: Los Angeles, CA
- Advanced — October 7: Los Angeles, CA
- Advanced — October 22: Chicago, IL
Intermediate ICD-10 Coding Seminar will cover:
- Applying ICD-10-CM coding to common home health scenarios
- Gaining proficiency in using the ICD-10-CM code set to select and sequence codes
- Understanding the coder’s role in collecting and reporting diagnoses
Advanced ICD-10 Coding Seminar will cover:
- Understanding the coder’s responsibilities related to case mix, OASIS-C1, and risk adjustment
- Gaining proficiency in applying ICD-10-CM codes to complex home health scenarios
Seminar Trainer Jennifer Gibson; RN, HCS-D, COS-C, is a Registered Nurse with 21 years of home health industry experience. She is a certified OASIS and Coding Specialist, who regularly trains on ICD-9 and ICD-10 coding. Gibson has held several leadership roles in the administration of home health agencies, including Director of Nursing and Agency Administrator. She consults widely for home health agencies nationwide and is a sought after contributor to industry blogs and publications. Gibson is committed to the success of the home care industry and currently serves on several committees for the National Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation (AHHQI) as well as the Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice. She has a passion for teaching and supporting others in the home care industry.
In addition to offering authoritative, comprehensive education on the topics most-critical to home health organizations, Axxess also offers AgencyCore, an innovative, cloud-based software solution that is fully HIPAA-compliant and ready for the ICD-10 transition.
Dallas-based Axxess is a leading healthcare software company that provides cloud-based software to the home healthcare industry. The comprehensive and user-friendly software solutions by Axxess empower home health agencies and improve efficiency by integrating all aspects of their operations so they can focus their attention on what matters most: patient care. The innovative software solutions by Axxess put all care and administrative aspects of a home health care agency at the fingertips of providers. These solutions have propelled Axxess to quickly become the industry’s fastest growing home health software company. Axxess is the only home health software provider accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and is a member of Health Level Seven International (HL7), the global authority on standards for interoperability of health information technology. Axxess is a member of the Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation (AHHQI), the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC), and major state associations, nationwide. For more information, visit www.axxess.com.