ICD-10 Diagnosis Coding
OVERVIEW OF ICD-10 DIAGNOSIS CODING: WHAT YOU ABSOLUTELY NEED TO KNOW
Just the thought of having to learn and work with the new ICD-10 diagnosis codes sends shivers down the spine of most healthcare professionals…and there's good reason! This webinar takes you step by step through the basics of what you absolutely need to know if you are billing insurers or a billing company is doing it for you (for the latter, the provider is ultimately responsible for the accuracy of the claims).

With a focus on diabetes, chronic disease and obesity diagnosis coding, the content will focus on the structure and terminology of the codes (yes, they can be a whopping 7 characters!), how to identify the accurate, valid, billable code, how to know when multiple codes are required for a single patient encounter, such as MNT, DSME or the Medicare obesity benefit, how to correctly sequence multiple codes on the claim (which directly affects reimbursement), what codes RDNs can legally select, the codes for non-medical diagnoses such as dietary counseling and surveillance and the Medicare grace period for using non-billable 3 character codes when 4 and 5 characters are required in the ICD-10 system. And last but not least, a list of the silliest codes ever…if you are bitten by a cow, there's a code for that (W55.21)!
Upon successful completion of this 2-hour course, the participant should be able to:
  • State the maximum number of "characters" in an ICD-10 code and the main purpose of this larger number of characters.


  • State the chapter name, chapter number, chapter letter and 3 digit rubric in the ICD-10 manual that contains many of the codes that RDNs and diabetes educators will likely use when furnishing MNT and DSME.


  • Explain what the 7th character of an ICD-10 code further defines, when it is added to certain diagnosis codes.


  • State what additional diagnosis code must always be added to make the coding valid for all patients with diabetes on insulin.
FOR CDEs: This Course Qualifies for CE Credit!

To satisfy the requirement for renewal of certification according to the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (NCBDE, www.ncbde.org), courses must relate to diabetes and be part of the list of recognized providers of the NCBDE. The Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) is listed as an NCBDE recognized provider. Because Dietitian Central has been granted accreditation by the CDR, it therefore meets the criteria as an approved provider of CEs for CDEs by the NCBDE. The NCBDE does not directly approve continuing education for any specific webinar or self study course.
Live Event Date: Jan 28, 2016
Learning Need Codes (LNC): 7000, 7170
Target Audience: RDs, Allied Health Professionals
Number of Credits: 2.0
Level(s): 2
Total Cost: $36 ($18.00 per credit)

About the Presenter: Mary Ann Hodorowicz, RD, CDE, MBA, Certified Endocrinology Coder

Mary Ann Hodorowicz, RD, CDE, MBA, Certified Endocrinology Coder owns a practice in Palos Heights, IL, (Mary Ann Hodorowicz Consulting, LLC) that specializes in customized consulting, training, writing and professional presentation services for the healthcare and food industry in these areas:

  • Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT)
  • Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME)
  • Diabetes Care Services: Shared Medical Appointments, CGM, CSII, SMBG, Etc.
  • Business Management Components (Clinical, Marketing, Operational, Financial, Quality Management)
  • Medicare and Private Payer Insurance Reimbursement for the above
  • Evidence-Based Standards of Diabetes Care
  • Achieving AADE Accreditation for DSME Programs (turn-key materials and Policy and Procedure Manual)
  • Motivational Interviewing/Patient Empowerment Counseling for HCPs
  • Nutrition Education and Health/Wellness Promotion Programs for Consumers
Her clients include healthcare entities, professional membership associations, pharmacies, medical CEU education and training firms, government agencies, food and pharmaceutical companies, academia, and employer groups. She served on the Board of Directors of the American Association of Diabetes Educators from 2013 – 2015, and was the Chair of AADE’s Advanced Practice Community of Interest in 2016.



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