Education | 800 South Street, Waltham
Dec 11, 2018 01:00pm - Dec 11, 2018 04:00pm

ICD-10 Coding: Strategies for Coding Accuracy

Presented in Partnership with Harmony Healthcare International (HHI)


December 11, 2018
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Mass Senior Care Association Office, Waltham

Program Description:
As we approach the third mandated update to ICD-10, some Skilled Nursing Facilities continue to struggle with ICD-10 accuracy.  ICD-10 codes must reflect documented skilled services to support the billed RUG. But that is not all! The SNF Quality Reporting Program (QRP); SNF Value-Based Purchasing (VBP); Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) will also be impacted by ICD-10 coding.  According to CMS, “… PDPM, focuses on clinically relevant factors, rather than volume-based service for determining Medicare payment, by using ICD-10 diagnosis codes and other patient characteristics as the basis for patient classification.”


The speaker will provide key strategies to identify and mitigate potential issues specific to the long-term care provider.  A solid ICD-10 coding process and triple check system is essential for achieving compliance and obtaining accurate and appropriate reimbursement allowing Skilled Nursing Facilities to continue to provide high-quality care to the nation’s most vulnerable population.



1.Describe the importance of coding the correct active diagnoses.
2.Assign ICD-10-CM codes to the highest level of specificity.
3.List the components of a Skilled Service Claim Triple Check Process.

Target Audience:
CEOs, COOs, Administrators, MDS Coordinators, Nurse Managers, Rehabilitation Managers, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Business Office Managers, Admissions Directors.


Joyce Sadewicz, PT, RAC-CT
Harmony Healthcare International (HHI)


Contact Hours/Continuing Education Credit:

This program has been approved for 3 contact hours for nurses, nursing home administrators and occupational therapists. 

Fees: (Must be paid in full prior to attending seminar)

Member Rate: $150 per person

Non-member Rate: $250 per person


Harmony Healthcare International (HHI) Refund Policy:

Registrants requesting a refund must do so in writing within 7 business days of the seminar.  Refunds are subject to a $50 processing fee.  Refund requests received within 6 business days or less from the seminar date will not be accepted.


Massachusetts Senior Care Association

800 South Street, Suite 280

Waltham, MA 02453