Thursday, May 23 from 8:30am-4:00pm Central Time

Course Description:                                      

Diagnosis coding accuracy is paramount to appropriate payment under PDPM, as ICD-10 Diagnosis codes & other patient characteristics are used as basis for classification in determining MCR payment.  The 5-day MDS establishes the PDPM payment category for the entire Medicare stay which is why it is so important to have good processes in place for establishing the principal diagnosis and having information to support coding all active diagnosis prior to the 5-day assessment reference date.

Attendees should bring their current ICD-10 coding book to the training, as the training will include coding exercises and scenarios where the coding book will be used.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand how ICD-10 coding impacts reimbursement under Medicare PDPM.
  2. Understand best practices for diagnosis coding in the SNF setting
  3. Develop skills to prevent common coding errors in the SNF setting
  4. Identify clinical information that should be documented to support ICD-10-CM diagnosis coding


Target Audience: Director of Nursing, Assistant Director of Nursing, Nurse Managers, Nursing Home Administrators, Nursing staff and leaders, Quality Assurance Director, Medical Records, MDS staff, Therapy staff.

Contact Hours: 6.5