Axxess Offers Comprehensive Training and Software for ICD-10 Coding

Ready or Not, ICD-10 Takes Effect October 1

Aug 20, 2015, 13:10 ET from Axxess

DALLAS, Aug. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Axxess, an industry leader in home health management software and accredited by the American Nursing Credentialing Center, offers in-person training to help home health organizations transition to the new ICD-10 medical code set, effective October 1, 2015. 

In just over a month, home healthcare organizations, subject to HIPAA compliance, must begin using ICD-10-CM.  Not only is the deadline fast approaching, it is also one of the most extensive changes in the healthcare industry in the last few decades.

"Every aspect of home health operations will be affected by the ICD-10 transition," said John Olajide, President and CEO of Axxess. "To help ensure a smooth and successful transition, Axxess offers both authoritative education and ICD-10-compliant software solutions."

ICD-10 seminars are currently available in Texas, Florida and California at Intermediate and Advanced levels. While attendees may register for seminars separately, it is recommended to attend both seminars consecutively for optimal educational benefit. Attendees will earn seven continuing education credits for each one-day seminar.

ICD-10 Coding Seminar schedule (Register online):

  • September 9: Intermediate – Dallas, TX
  • September 10: Advanced – Dallas, TX
  • September 15: Intermediate – McAllen, TX
  • September 16: Advanced – McAllen, TX
  • September 23: Intermediate – Houston, TX
  • September 24: Advanced – Houston, TX
  • September 29: Intermediate – Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • September 30: Advanced – Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • October 6: Intermediate – Norwalk, CA
  • October 7: Advanced – Norwalk, CA

Intermediate ICD-10 Coding Seminar will cover:

  • Applying ICD-10-CM coding to common home health scenarios
  • Gaining proficiency in using the ICD-10-CM code set to select and sequence codes
  • Understanding the coder's role in collecting and reporting diagnoses

Advanced ICD-10 Coding Seminar will cover:

  • Understanding the coder's responsibilities related to case mix, OASIS-C1, and risk adjustment
  • Gaining proficiency in applying ICD-10-CM codes to complex home health scenarios

Seminar Trainer Jennifer Gibson; RN, HCS-D, COS-C, is a Registered Nurse with over 20 years of home health industry experience. She is a certified OASIS and Coding Specialist, who regularly trains on ICD-9 and ICD-10 coding. Gibson has held several leadership roles in the administration of home health agencies and as a Director of Nursing. She consults widely for home health agencies nationwide and is a sought after contributor to industry blogs and publications. Gibson is committed to the success of the home care industry and currently serves on several committees for the National Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation (AHHQI) as well as the Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice. She has a passion for teaching and supporting others in the home care industry.

In addition to offering authoritative, comprehensive education on the topics most-critical to home health organizations, Axxess also offers AgencyCore, an innovative, cloud-based software solution that is fully HIPAA-compliant and ready for the ICD-10 transition.

About Axxess

Dallas-based Axxess is a leading health care software company that provides cloud-based software to the home health care industry. Axxess comprehensive and user-friendly software solutions empower home health agencies and improve their efficiency by integrating all aspects of their operations, so they can focus their attention on what matters most: patient care. Axxess' innovative software solutions, which put all care and administrative aspects of a home health care agency at the fingertips of providers and managers, have propelled Axxess to quickly become the industry's fastest growing home health software company. Axxess is accredited by the ANCC (American Nurses Credentialing Center) and is a member of HL7 (Health Level Seven International, the global authority on standards for interoperability of health information technology). Axxess is a member of the Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation (AHHQI), the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC), and major state associations nationwide. For more information, visit www.axxess.com.

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