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ICD-10 Compliance: Process Improvement and Maintenance for Long-Term Care / Edition 1

ICD-10 Compliance: Process Improvement and Maintenance for Long-Term Care / Edition 1

by Maureen McCarthyMaureen McCarthy


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Is your long-term care facility prepared to implement ICD-10 coding? Between the additional specificity required for code selection and the substantial increase in the number of codes, developing efficient processes is imperative to managing the increased workload. Train your staff now to ensure that effective and compliant processes are in place with ICD-10 Compliance: Process Improvement and Maintenance for Long-Term Care. This book focuses on process improvement before and after the October 1 implementation date. It highlights areas facilities can improve, including collaborating with physicians on documentation accuracy, working with vendors, analyzing revenue risks, claim reviews, and audits. It will help facilities continually monitor their processes to ensure everything is running smoothly. This resource provides: - Various examples of effective processes that SN's can integrate, including specific rationale behind each option - Explanations on what could potentially prevent payments - Guidance on how to ensure physician documentation accommodates ICD-10 coding - Education on how to code new encounters - Dual-coding examples - Direction on how to untangle vendor issues to protect SNF Medicare dollars

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781556454783
Publisher: HCPro, Inc
Publication date: 06/01/2015
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Maureen McCarthy, BS, RN, RAC-MT, is the President of Celtic Consulting, LLC and the CEO and founder of Care Transitions, LLP; a care coordination service provider. McCarthy is also the creator of the McCarthy Method, a documentation improvement system for ADL coding.

She has been a registered nurse nearly 30 years with experience as an MDS Coordinator, director of nursing, rehab director and a Medicare specialist. She is a recognized leader and expert in clinical reimbursement in the skilled nursing facility environment.

Maureen is not only dually certified in the resident assessment process by nationally recognized organizations, she is also a Master Teacher. Additionally, McCarthy is one of nine OASIS Master Teachers nationwide.  She holds a degree in Business Management as well as a Nursing degree and served as an expert witness for a national legal firm. In September of 2011, she released her first co-authored publication, The Long Term Care Compliance Toolkit

Kristin Breese, BSN, BSed, RN, RAC-MT, is the Director of Operations of Celtic Consulting, LLC, and has been with Celtic Consulting since 2010. 

Breese has over 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry, is a registered nurse in multiple states, and has Bachelor’s Degrees in Nursing and Science Education. Kristin has a background in acute-care, homecare (including Infusion Therapy) and in the Skilled Nursing Facility environment. Her experience also includes positions held as a Regional Medicare Specialist, Director of Nursing, Director of Clinical Reimbursement and MDS Coordinator. Breese is nationally certified in the resident assessment process, is a Master Teacher and is one of nine OASIS Master Trainers nationwide.

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