Burn Due to Water-Skis on Fire, Subsequent Encounter (V91.07xD)
Are You Ready for ICD-10-CM?
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
by: Chuck Koch, Senior Director of Membership and Corporate Relations

Section: Events




VNAA Southeast Regional Meeting Provides Timely Insight

VNAA has put together a terrific agenda of educational sessions for its Southeast Regional Meeting on Dec. 5-6 in High Point, N.C. Educational sessions will include how to approach a financial performance evaluation and target ways to improve, as well as a tutorial covering ICD-10 coding changes that will affect home health and hospice providers.

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Follow the Pathway to Best Practices

VNAA introduces a new quality improvement and workforce training resource, the VNAA Blueprint for Excellence. It is a designed to provide information and tools for home health organizations, payers, policymakers, researchers and others with a stake in improving care transitions.

Available at no cost, the VNAA Blueprint includes research- and practice-based tools and training, as well as measurement and evaluation resources to guide home health care practices.

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Acquired absence of unspecified great toe (Z89-419); struck by orca, initial encounter (W56.22xA). These are some of the new codes contained in ICD-10-CM scheduled to take effect in just under 12 months. Although humorous, these codes are an example of the new complexity that home health and hospice providers will face as these changes take place.

If you missed VNAA’s Oct. 22 Professional Lecture Series webinar, entitled The Clock is Ticking...Are You Ready For ICD-10-CM?”  and presented by Lisa Selman-Holman JD, BSN, RN, HCS-D, COS-C, there is still another opportunity to learn more about how to get your agency prepared.

At VNAA’s Southeast Regional Meeting, held Dec. 5-6 in High Point, N.C., Susan Carmichael, MS, RN, CHCQM, COC-C, FAIHQ, Executive Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer at Select Data, will present a thorough analysis of the changes and what your agency will need to consider when preparing for Oct. 2014.

Make plans to attend this meeting to hear from Susan and many other experts in the field of home health and hospice.

Click here to find out what your peers have to say about VNAA’s Regional Meetings.
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