Free Anatomy and Physiology Webinar with BridgeFront and HCPro, Inc.
BridgeFront to host HCPro, Inc. in a free webinar titled Revenue Enhancement through Specificity: The Impact of Anatomy and Physiology on Tuesday, August 21 at 9am PDT / Noon EDT.
Attendees Will Learn:
- The impact of anatomy and physiology on ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM/PCS code assignment
- How inconsistent knowledge of anatomy and physiology impacts query development
- Why anatomy and physiology skills can improve the accuracy of provider documentation and possibly increase reimbursement
- Best practices for providing anatomy and physiology training to both new and current staff members
- The webinar occurs on Tuesday, August 21, 2012
- The time for each session is 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EST
- BridgeFront webinars occur every month
Learn how anatomy and physiology skills for coding, billing, and CDI staff can impact efficiencies today, as well as preparation for ICD-10-CM/PCS. You'll also understand best practices for educating staff members and keeping them refreshed on this important aspect of coding and documentation improvement.
Many organization’s ICD-10-CM/PCS implementation plans include anatomy and physiology training for coding and billing staff, and clinical documentation and improvement (CDI) staff; however, there are several benefits to ensuring these staff members have a strong understanding of anatomy and physiology now, while using ICD-9-CM.
A consistent strong knowledge of anatomy and physiology, across staff members, can improve:
- Query opportunities and quality metrics (e.g., mortality index)
- Increase reimbursement
- Increase credibility with the medical staff
About the Speaker:
Cheryl Ericson, MS, RN is the CD Education Director for HCPro, Inc., in Danvers, MA. Previously she served as Manager of Clinical Documentation Integrity (CDI) for the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston, SC from May 2008 through March 2012. In November of 2009 she also assumed the role of manager of Utilization Review (UR) at MUSC. In January 2011, the core measures abstracting staff joined the CDI department. Ericson was the recipient of a Pillar Award as the “Finance Leader of the Quarter” during her first year at MUSC for her work in reorganizing the CDI department. She holds a B. S. in Health and Human Development and M. S. in Health Education from Penn State and became a registered nurse in 1998. She has an extensive background in adult education, data analysis, healthcare revenue cycle, and CMS guidelines.
Ericson was a member of the 2010 American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) CDI work group. She contributed to the development of the CDI tool kit and co-authored the AHIMA 2010 CDI practice brief. Prior to joining the advisory board, Ericson served on the ACDIS 2010 CDI workgroup. She teaches the ACDIS sponsored CDI Boot Camp and ICD-10 for CDI Boot Camp.
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