HCPro Announces the New JustCoding Virtual Summit on ICD-10

Press Releases, January 17, 2012

HCPro, Inc., the leading provider of integrated information, education, training, and consulting products and services in healthcare regulation and compliance, will be bringing together leading industry experts on coding and ICD-10 for three days of presentations and discussion, from February 29th through March 2nd, 2012.

The JustCoding Virtual Summit: ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS, will take place online and features two educational tracks: one for HIM Directors and Coding Supervisors, and one for Inpatient and Outpatient Coders. Both tracks will offer continuing education credits, and the summit attendees will have on-demand access to the event's content for six months following the event.

Ilene MacDonald, CPC, Associate Editorial Director at HCPro commented, "At a time when scheduling and budgeting for travel out of the office is difficult for many professionals, we are excited to be able to offer this timely and top quality opportunity to hear from the leading voices in our industry on ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS." Said MacDonald, "There is no doubt that the need for education on the new coding system and how to implement this change is heating up rapidly. The JustCoding Virtual Summit is one of the many one-of-a-kind educational opportunities that we have planned for 2012, in response to that growing need."

The Summit sessions will take place from 12-3 p.m. EST each day from February 29th – March 2nd. Each session will be a one hour and 15 minute Webcast with a presentation and a question and answer segment with faculty. Each day will include a 30-minute break for participants to network with peers, speakers, and moderators and visit the virtual exhibit hall.

Session presentations for the management track include the effect of ICD-10-CM/PCS on coder productivity, the documentation improvement necessary for ICD-10-CM/PCS code capture, implementation planning for ICD-10-CM/PCS transition, conducting coding and documentation assessments, and creating a role-specific organization-wide training and education plan. Included in the sessions for coders are how the new system works, the major differences between ICD-9-CM and the new system, how to code under ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS, and how to report multiple procedures under ICD-10-PCS.

The JustCoding Virtual Summit is sponsored by JustCoding, the continuing education web destination for HIM professionals, coders, and coding managers. HCPro, Inc. is also the sponsor of the HCPro ICD-10 Basics Boot Camp™ and the Certified Coder Boot Camp®.

Details about the event can be found at www.hcmarketplace.com/jcsummit.