ICD-10 Preparation for Venous Disease [CME] (ICD10-01)

October 1, 2015 will be here before you know it.  That is the deadline by which everyone covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is required to transition to ICD-10.  Failure to do so will severly and negatively impact reimbursement.  Whereas ICD-9 is comprised of roughly 14,000 codes, ICD-10 is associated with more than 68,000, which drastically increases the complexity and specificity of reporting.  In this activity Kim Dickerson, ACP member and phlebology medical coding and billing specialist, will walk participants through the basics of ICD-10 for venous disease, including background information on the decision to transition to a new coding system, characteristics of ICD10-CM, clinical documentation specific to phlebology, and mapping of the most frequently used ICD9-ICD10 diagnosis codes.  Kim is joined by Dr. Bruce Hoyle, Chair of ACP's Coding & Reimbursement Committee, to offer the physician's perspective.



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Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the needs of individuals responsible for implementing ICD-10 in their practice setting, including staff dedicated to coding & billing, physicians, and other allied health professionals.  Participants may represent various medical specialties that treat venous disease, including but not limited to phlebology, vascular surgery, interventional radiology, cardiology, and dermatology.

Learning Objectives

As a result of this activity the participant should be able to:

  1. Describe the differences between ICD-9 and ICD-10 coding conventions related to format and structure.
  2. Outline consequences of failure to successfully transition to ICD-10.
  3. Implement strategies for mapping ICD-9 diagnosis codes from phlebology practice guidelines to the ICD-10 counterparts.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 Attendance
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Kimberly L. Dickerson, CPC, CPCO, CPC-I, CBCS, MBAPlanner; SpeakerNonen/a
Bruce R. Hoyle, MD, FACPhPlanner; SpeakerNonen/a
Joseph T. Jenkins, MD, FACS, RPVI, RPhS, RVTContent ReviewerNonen/a
Stephen H. MossStaffNonen/a
Robert Worthington-Kirsch, MD, FSIR, FCIRSE, FACPh, RVT, RPVIContent ReviewerNonen/a



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Available Credit

  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 Attendance


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