Education | 450 Totten Pond Road, Waltham
Aug 19, 2019 09:00am - Aug 19, 2019 03:00pm


ICD-10 Diagnosis Coding Training for Skilled Nursing Facilities:
Know the Code for Reimbursement Success
Monday, August 19, 2019
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
(Registration begins at 8:30 am)
Hilton Garden Inn, Waltham  

Seminar Description:
With the implementation of PDPM slated for October 1, 2019, ICD-10 coding will be of paramount importance. Reimbursement will depend on diagnosis and conditions reported in the MDS. Take action now to avoid unrealized revenue due to ineffective coding. Diagnoses, specifically ICD-10 codes, will be used to place the resident into one of 10 PDPM clinical categories which will determine the payment components.

Join us to reinforce your skills now and be prepared for assigning Clinical Case Mix Groupings under PDPM.  

Objectives: This full-day seminar will help you prepare by reviewing the following:
1.Review of intermediate ICD-10 principles.
2.Identify the types of clinical information that should be documented on the MDS to support ICD-10 diagnoses for both hospital and SNF conditions.
3.Incorrect or unreported ICD-10 codes on the MDS will have a major impact on your reimbursement.
4.Review of ICD-10 diagnosis coding that also influences the SNFQRP and SNFVBP programs.
5.Chapter specific guidelines pertinent to the Skilled Nursing Facility setting.
6.‘Real World’ Coding Scenarios and “Live” coding practice.

Target Audience: 
MDS nurses, therapists, medical records staff and coders  

Presenter: Maureen McCarthy, RN, BS, RAC-MT, QCP-MT, DNS-MT, OASIS Master Trainer is the President of Celtic Consulting, LLC and the CEO and founder of Care Transitions, LLP, a post discharge care management services provider. Celtic Consulting is an Associate Member of Mass Senior Care Association.



Participants Must Bring to the Workshop:

  • ICD 10 Coding Manual 2017 or newer.  This may be purchased through a number of vendors including: AAPC and AHIMA; OR
  • Bring a laptop or tablet or electronic device to participate in the live coding practice.

$150 for Mass Senior Care Members       
$300 for Non-Members
A Continental Breakfast and Lunch will be provided.  

5.0 CEUs will be awarded for nurses and nursing home administrators. The Massachusetts Senior Care Association has qualified for “deemed status #NH-09015-007” from the Board of Registration of Nursing Home Administrators for Administrators. This program also meets continuing education requirements for Nurses in Massachusetts. All paid registrants will receive certificate of attendance. 

Cancelation Policy: 
Mass Senior Care must be notified in writing no later than 48 hours prior to the start of the seminar for a credit of equal amount to be issued to your Mass Senior Care account. No refunds will be given.  “No Show” attendees will ​be billed at the full registration fee. Cancelations should be emailed to  

Please note: All registered attendees will receive an email confirming their registration. If the corporate office is processing your registration, please call the Mass Senior Care office to confirm payment and registration.  

Hilton Garden Inn
450 Totten Pond Road
Waltham, MA 02451


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