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Essentials of ICD 10 CM Coding and Clinical Documentation Improvement for the Hyperbaric Team

Whether you’re an HBO physician, a coding manager, or coding professional, or the HBO billing and coding team, this new course, “Essentials of ICD-10-CM Coding and Clinical Documentation Improvement for the Hyperbaric Team” will benefit you!

This comprehensive program provides a unique bundle that includes five hours of continuing education on the impact of ICD-10-CM in the Hyperbaric and Wound Care environment, a post-course assessment, and free on-demand video replays of each session.ICD10CM Live Webinar Course w

This 5.0 credit hour CME program will be delivered via live webinar providing for real-time interaction with the expert faculty.

(*Free on-demand video replays will be available for registrants following each session.)

Learning Modules:
  • A Physician’s Evaluation for HBO Candidates (1 hour)

  • Documentation, ICD-10-CM Coding and Billing Services for HBOT: Part 1 (1 hour)

  • Documentation, ICD-10-CM Coding and Billing Services for HBOT: Part 2 (1 hour)

  • Wound Care Documentation and Coding ICD-10-CM for Diabetic Foot Ulcer (30 minutes)

  • Case Study Practicum: Documentation, ICD-10-CM Coding and Billing Services for Diabetic Foot Ulcer (30 minutes)

  • Live Question & Answer Session (1 hour)

Course Overview

Credit Hours: 5.0

Licenses: MD, DO, AAPC and AHIMA Coders, RN, LPN, CNS, ARNP, CNA, RD, CRT, RRT, RCP

Accreditation: Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS), American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), American Association of Professional Coders (AAPC)

CE Broker Tracking#: 20-566042

Availability: Live Webinar (with video replays available for registrants)

Dates of the live webinar sessions: August 17, August 24, August 31, September 7, September 14

Times of the live webinar sessions: 12 NOON EST (each session will run from 12 Noon EST - 1:00pm EST).

*Free on-demand video replays will be available for registrants following each session.

About the Course

This 5.0 credit hour CME program will be delivered via live-webinar providing for real-time interaction with the expert faculty. Video replays of each session will be available for registrants.

This course is designed to provide continuing education on the impact of ICD-10-CM in the Hyperbaric and Wound Care environment.

This program will increase knowledge of the most common diagnoses assigned in reporting wound care and HBOT services; increase competence and performance in accurately capturing the level of acuity and intensity of services with complexity of care clinically documented in a collaborative method of communication; increase competence and performance in defining measurable success factors and monitoring the impact of improved clinical documentation.

About the Instructor

Gretchen Dixon PhotoGRETCHEN DIXON, MBA, RN, CCS, is the owner of Professional Compliance Strategies (PCS), LLC and provides consultation to outpatient departments and physician services. She has provided revenuecycle compliance audits of services with a focus on wound care department operations for more than 10 years. She holds several credentials including an MBA in healthcare management, an RN with a practicing license in New York, and 23 multistate licensure from Virginia, AHIMA Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), AHIMA ICD-10-CM/PCS Approved Trainer, and is an AAPC Certified Professional (Healthcare) Compliance Officer. A longtime internal healthcare auditor, Dixon identifies issues through audits of D, C, B (documentation, coding and billing) of provided services. The outcome of each audit determines the topics of education to be provided to the staff and physicians, as she proactively believes education is the key to having complete, accurate, and consistent documentation supporting reimbursement for billed services. If you are interested in her services, contact Dixon at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 1-615-210-7476.

Course Schedule

Day 1: August 17 Start Time Stop Time Lecture Title Faculty
  12:00 NOON EST 1:00 PM A Physician’s Evaluation for HBO Candidates Gretchen Dixon
TOTAL CME HOURS DAY 1: 1.0
 
Day 2: August 24 Start Time Stop Time Lecture Title Faculty
  12:00 NOON EST 1:00 PM Documentation, ICD-10-CM Coding and Billing Services for HBOT: Part 1 Gretchen Dixon
TOTAL CME HOURS DAY 2: 1.0
 
Day 3: August 31 Start Time Stop Time Lecture Title Faculty
  12:00 NOON EST 1:00 PM Documentation, ICD-10-CM Coding and Billing Services for HBOT: Part 2 Gretchen Dixon
TOTAL CME HOURS DAY 3: 1.0
 
Day 4: September 7
Start Time Stop Time Lecture Title Faculty
  12:00 NOON EST 1:00 PM

Wound Care Documentation & Coding ICD-10-CM for Diabetic Foot Ulcer (30 minutes)

Case Study Practicum: Documentation, ICD-10-CM Coding and Billing Services for Diabetic Foot Ulcer (30 minutes)

Gretchen Dixon
TOTAL CME HOURS DAY 4: 1.0
 
Day 5: September 14 Start Time Stop Time Lecture Title Faculty
  12:00 NOON EST 1:00 PM Live Q & A Session Gretchen Dixon
TOTAL CME HOURS DAY 5: 1.0

Accreditation Statements

American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
This program meets the requirements for up to 5.0 continuing education units for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Successful completion of post test is required for continuing education units.

American Association of Professional Coders (AAPC)
This program meets the AAPC guidelines for up to 5.0 CEU. Can be applied to Core A. Successful completion of post test is required for continuing education units.

Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS)
Jointly Provided: “This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society and Wound Care Education Partners. The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.”

Designation Statement: The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Full Disclosure Statement
All faculty members and planners participating in continuing medical education activities sponsored by Wound Care Education Partners are expected to disclose to the participants any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. Full disclosure of faculty and planner relevant financial relationships will be made at the activity.

UHMS Disclaimer
The information provided at this CME activity is for Continuing Medical Education purposes only. The lecture content, statements or opinions expressed however, do not necessarily represent those of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS), its affiliates or its employees.

Cost

Bundle and Save: $249.00 for the complete program.

- Registration includes all five live webinar sessions, free on-demand video replays of each session, post-course assessment, and CME/CEU certificate.

A la carte: $97 per session. 

- Enroll in one session or a few. Each a la carte registration includes a one-hour live webinar learning module of your choice, free on-demand video replay, post-course assessment, and CME/CEU certificate.

 

Introductory Course in Hyperbaric Medicine

This is an intense four day course approved by the UHMS & NBDHMT as an Introductory Course in Hyperbaric Medicine and intended for a wide audience of health care providers involved in advanced wound care management, including the physician, registered nurse, nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, registered respiratory therapist, physical therapist, physician's assistant, EMT’s and paramedics. The goals of this course are to provide an understanding of the physics involved in increasing the pressure in a fixed volume environment; provide an overview of the physiological effects of hyperbaric oxygen and the pharmacological role oxygen plays in hyperbaric medicine; review the history of hyperbaric therapy; review the various types of hyperbaric systems in use today and regulations involved in maintaining a safe operating environment; gain an understanding of the organizations that serve as resources for the field of hyperbaric medicine and lastly, review the UHMS indications approved for treatment in the hyperbaric environment, review the safety standards for operating the equipment and understand the requirements for documentation for compliance and payment.

Credit Hours: 40
License: MD, DO, DPM (Florida only), RN, LPN, CNS, ARNP, CRT, RRT, RCP, CHT, CHRN
Availability: Live

Upcoming Courses

Wound Care Review Online Course

Credit Hours: 9.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)tm, 9.0 CNE hours, and 8.0 DPM CE hours through the Florida Board of Podiatric Medicine.
Availability: Live 
 
This intense course is intended for a wide audience of health care providers in advanced wound care management, including the registered nurse, nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, physical therapist, physician, physician's assistant and others.

GOALS/OBJECTIVES and TOPICS

The goals of this course are to review:

  • Anatomy and wound healing physiology
  • Wound care etiology, diagnosis and management algorithms
  • Assessment and classification of chronic wounds
  • Proper wound assessment and documentation
  • Discuss factors that impede wound healing
  • Clinical algorithms and scientific management of problem wounds
  • Hyperbaric Physics and Physiology
  • Mechanisms of Hyperbaric Medicine
  • Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS) Accepted Indications
  • Debridement, including:
    • The different types of debridement and the indications and contraindications of each
    • Explain anatomical structures and types of tissue commonly seen in sharp debridement
    • Explain the technologies and products used in the debridement process
    • Identify tools used in the sharp debridement process
    • Outline policy and procedures related to debridement
    • Discuss the appropriate terminology and documentation used in sharp debridement to optimize reimbursement

Upcoming Courses

There are no up-coming events

Online

$125.00

Hyperbaric Medicine Mechanisms of Action & UHMS Accepted Indications

The goals of this intense 5.5-hour course are to describe the mechanisms of action in hyperbaric oxygenation including the primary and secondary effects of hyperoxygenation; define the UHMS indications which represent the scientifically based accepted criteria for treatment with hyperbaric medicine; review the indication and the specific mechanism of action associated with it; define the algorithmic assessment pathway for the potential hyperbaric candidate, and define the utilization parameters associated with each indication.

$250.00

Essentials of ICD 10 CM Coding and Clinical Documentation Improvement for the Hyperbaric Team

Whether you are an HBO physician, a coding manager, or coding professional, or the HBO billing and coding team, this new course, "Essentials of ICD-10-CM Coding and Clinical Documentation Improvement for the Hyperbaric Team" will benefit you!

This comprehensive program provides a unique bundle that includes four hours of continuing education on the impact of ICD-10-CM in the Hyperbaric and Wound Care environment.ICD10CM Live Webinar Course w

(*Free on-demand video replays will be available for registrants following each session.)

 

Learning Modules:

  • A Physician's Evaluation for HBO Candidates 

  • Documentation, ICD-10-CM Coding and Billing Services for HBOT: Part 1 

  • Documentation, ICD-10-CM Coding and Billing Services for HBOT: Part 2 

  • Wound Care Documentation and Coding ICD-10-CM for Diabetic Foot Ulcer 

$52.50

Understanding Lymphedema

COURSE OVERVIEW

At the end of this program:

  • Participants should have increased knowledge and understanding of the Screen Shot 2017 04 07 at 12.35.11 PMpathophysiology of lymphedema
  • Participants should be able to describe the common complications associated with Lymphedema
  • Learners will be able to recognize edema and perform appropriate clinical texts to help with clinical diagnosis which will in turn improve overall patient outcomes

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

This program consists of three lessons delivered in the form or articles to be read.

  • Understanding and recognizing Lymphedema
  • Not all swelling is equal: differential diagnosis of edemas
  • Complications associated with lymphedema

 

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Heather Hettrick PT, PhD, CWS, CLT, CLWT is an Associate Professor in the Physical Therapy Program at Heather Hettrick Author Photo wNova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale Florida. As a physical therapist, her Heather Hettrick Author Photo wexpertise resides in integumentary dysfunction with clinical specialties in wound, burn and lymphedema management. Dr. Hettrick has three certifications including: Certified Wound Specialist by the American Board of Wound Management, Certified Lymphedema Therapist by the Academy of Lymphatic Studies, and is dual certified internationally as a Certified Lymphedema and Wound Therapist through the International Lymphedema Wound Training Institute.

Heather has diverse work experience in academia and the private sector. Her more recent employment history includes: Assistant Professor and Director of Clinical Education at the University of New Mexico; Vice President of Academic Affairs and Education for Gordian Medical, Inc. dba American Medical Technologies; Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at New York University; Adjunct Professor at Drexel University; Program Coordinator for Burn Rehabilitation Research at the William Randolph Hearst Burn Center at NY Presbyterian Hospital and a Master Clinician at the Hospital for Joint Diseases at the Diabetic Foot and Ankle Center.

Dr. Hettrick is a Past President of the American Board of Wound Management and currently on the Executive Committee of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care. She is Program Director at Hospital St. Croix in Leogane Haiti where she oversees and manages a lymphatic filariasis clinic. She is actively involved in numerous professional organizations, conducts research and publishes, presents and teaches, nationally and internationally on integumentary related issues.

$52.50

Latent Effects of Radiation and the Use of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

COURSE OVERVIEW

This one-hour CME/CEU credit course provides education on the latent effects of radiation and the use of HBOT with the goal of affording patients the best care possible as expeditiously as feasible based on the most up to date research, literature, and data available. Physicians will be able to make a proper referral for treatment of wounded patients meeting hyperbaric candidacy.

The physician will have increased knowledge, competence, and performance in regards to symptoms, patient evaluation, and treatment.

$35.00

Dive Tables and the Physics of Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine - June 2017

This course consists of two video lectures, followed by a short quiz.

  • Video Lecture 1: "Dive Tables"
  • Video lecture 2: "Physics of Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine"

This course is designed to greatly enhance your understanding of the dive tables and hyperbaric physics, two topics that the majority of practitioners struggle with.

About the Instructor

Nick Bird, MD, MMM, ABFM, FUHM

Dr. Bird currently serves as Regional Medical Director for Duke Urgent Care in Durham, NC.

Fellowship trained in undersea and hyperbaric medicine, Dr. Bird is a past CEO and Chief Medical Officer for Divers Alert Network, and Medical Director of Hyperbaric Medicine at Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George, UT.

Having served in the United States Air Force, Dr. Bird was the Deputy Flight Commander for the Hyperbaric Medicine and Wound Care Center at Travis AFB in Fairfield, CA. He also served in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

You will see Dr. Bird around the U.S. teaching Introduction to Hyperbaric Medicine courses with Wound Care Education Partners, as well as teaching online continuing education programs for practitioners of hyperbaric medicine.

$1,050.00

Fundamental Theories and Primary Practices in Hyperbaric Medicine

Eligible License Types: MD, DO, DPM (FL only), RN, LPN, CNS, ARNP, CNA, CRT, RRT, RCP

This 40-hour credit course consists of 28.75 hours of online learning plus 11.25 hours of classroom-based practicum. The online learning and classroom practicum can each be purchased separately, or together as a full 40-hour program to save 20% on registration fees. 

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

Practitioners will be able to describe guidelines for diagnosing and managing patients in the hyperbaric environment, important pre-treatment concerns prior to initiating hyperbaric oxygen treatment; understand how to manage the critically ill patient in the hyperbaric environment; know when to utilize advanced modalities in patient care, and display understanding of currently available literature/reports on cancer regrowth or recurrence after a course of HBO2; understand of the basic principles of wound care and hyperbaric medicine.

Participants should be able to describe the philosophies of the physics, physiology, pathophysiology and the medical aspects of compressing patients and observers within the hyperbaric environment ensuring safe treatment protocol. The learners will be able to recognize diving accidents and gain knowledge, performance, and competence to safely and efficiently evaluate and medically treat divers, which in turn improves overall patient outcomes and decreases the professional practice gaps identified for this activity.

Practitioners will also be able to demonstrate an understanding of the types of hyperbaric systems available to them, how to operate the systems in an emergent situation, understand expectations and standards relating to the physician participating as a team member and medical leader in the hyperbaric environment; in a team atmosphere the physician will demonstrate the startup, operation and shut down of the hyperbaric system.

ONLINE LEARNING TOPICS:

  • History of Hyperbaric Medicine
  • Wound Management
  • Dive Tables and the Physics of Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine
  • Decompression Sickness
  • UHMS Approved Indications and Mechanisms of HBO
  • Complications/contraindications and risks associated with HBO
  • Understanding and Interpreting TcPO2 results
  • Diabetes prevalence and implications in wound healing in the hyperbaric environment
  • Intro to major dressings and compatibility with HBO
  • Air decompression procedures
  • HBO patient management, documentation, and quality improvement
  • Hyperbaric systems, safety standards, fire science and safety, codes and standards
  • Billing and Coding of Hyperbaric Medicine
  • The economics of HBO – the well management service line
  • Ethics in Hyperbaric Medicine
  • Hyperbaric Safety and Emergency Procedures Patient Management

CLASSROOM PRACTICUM TOPICS: 

Module TItle

Faculty

7:00am Dive Tables and Physics Review (105 minutes)

Ellen Biederman, CHRN

8:30am Practicum Chamber Operations & EP’s (60 min)

Ellen Biederman, CHRN

15 minute break (8:30 – 8:45am)

 

8:45am Practicum: Chamber Cleaning & Safety Checks (60min)

Ellen Biederman, CHRN

9:45am TcPO2 Lab (120 min)

Ellen Biederman, CHRN

Lunch Break 11:45am – 12:30pm

 

12:30pm Practicum: Chamber Systems & Sub-systems (90 min) (Chamber Room, LOX Farm)

Ellen Biederman, CHRN

15 minute break (2:00 – 2:15pm)

 

2:15pm Practicum: Patient Assessment and Management: (120 min)

Ellen Biederman, CHRN

4:15pm Quiz review from online course (120min)     

Ellen Biederman, CHRN

End 6:15pm

 

 

PRINCIPLE FACULTY:

  • Michael White, MD, UHM, CWS, MMM
  • Ellen Biederman, CHRN
  • Mitchell Mackey, CHT

Accreditation Statement 

Jointly Provided: “This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society and Wound Care Education Partners. The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.”

UHMS Directly Provided Only: “The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.”

Designation Statement: The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society designates this enduring material online course for a maximum of 40 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Full Disclosure Statement
All faculty members and planners participating in continuing medical education activities sponsored by Wound Care Education Partners are expected to disclose to the participants any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. Full disclosure of faculty and planner relevant financial relationships will be made at the activity.

UHMS Disclaimer
The information provided at this CME activity is for Continuing Medical Education purposes only. The lecture content, statements or opinions expressed however, do not necessarily represent those of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS), its affiliates or its employees.

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