Countdown to 2013: Conversion from ICD-9 To ICD-10
As a homecare coding specialist, OASIS
specialist and registered nurse with 30 years
of clinical and management experience, Jennifer
is an informational ally for hundreds of home
health agencies across the country. Well known
as an ICD-9 coding and OASIS expert, she
frequently conducts online and on-site
educational workshops and is a regular guest
speaker at numerous home care conferences
throughout the country.
Developed as a means of tracking causes of death, the ICD system is now used by the World Health Organization (WHO) to collect causes of morbidity and mortality. The US is behind other industrialized countries as we still utilize the ICD-9 system of coding. On Oct 1, 2013, the US will change from ICD-9 to ICD-10 for medical diagnoses in home health. This transition will require major changes for agencies. Join Jennifer Warfield as she presents an introduction to the transition. Learn what you should be doing now, important dates to remember and ways to start preparing your staff.