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ICD-10: Impact on Payment and 2017 Changes

May 31, 2017
2:00 – 3:00 pm ET

CE/CME Information

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Webinar Description

Just when you thought you knew all there was to know, many of the 2017 rules for ICD-10 changed.  Applying the current rules helps ensure proper and prompt payment of your hospice and palliative care claims. In addition to reviewing the most recent changes, this Webinar will review the paradigm shift for palliative care coding based on diagnosis rather than symptoms.

Webinar Objectives

At the completion of this Webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Name at least two revised ICD-10 coding rules
  • Discuss the circumstances under which  symptom coding should not be reported
  • Identify some common exceptions to symptom coding that are important for palliative care
  • Describe how diagnosis coding will impact reimbursement under Part B’s Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)


Jean Acevedo, LHRM, CPC, CHC, CENTC

Jean Acevedo has more than 30 years of health care experience including a particular expertise in chart audits, compliance and education relative to hospice and palliative physician documentation and coding. Jean has been an expert witness in civil litigation as well as federal fraud cases related to these matters.

Jean serves as NHPCO Edge’s expert for engagements requiring inside knowledge and understanding of physician billing and coding issues. She has written for NHPCO’s quarterly magazine, NewsLine, on physician billing and coding issues from the perspective of hospice providers.

Jean was awarded a Presidential Citation by the AAHPM at the AAHPM/HPNA 2014 Annual Assembly in appreciation of her contributions to the field of hospice and palliative medicine in helping them understand the complexities of coding, reimbursement and regulatory compliance. She is a frequent presenter for many clients, an instructor at Florida Atlantic University and a member of several Coding Institute Editorial Advisory Boards. Jean has been a Participant in CMS’ Medicare Provider Feedback Group, CMS Division of Provider Information Planning and Development since 2007 and is a member of the Jurisdiction 9 MAC’s Provider Outreach and Education Advisory Group. 

Nurse: NHPCO is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

NHPCO designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 contact hours. Nurses should claim only the contact hours commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Accredited status by ANCC refers only to continuing nursing education and does not imply endorsement of any commercial product discussed in conjunction with this activity.

Physician: The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

NHPCO designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Certificate of Participation for Non-physician Healthcare Professionals: For participants* whose disciplines are other than counselor, nurse and physician, you may request a Certificate of Participation for Non-physician Healthcare Professionals to submit to your accrediting bodies/licensing boards for continuing education credit. This certificate will indicate the Webinar was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. It is the responsibility of participants to submit the certificates to their accrediting bodies/licensing boards for approval. Unfortunately, NHPCO cannot guarantee its acceptance. To receive this certificate, you must complete all CE/CME requirements and indicate your desire to receive this certificate on the evaluation form.

*including bereavement professionals, finance professionals, physician assistants, social workers, spiritual care givers, etc.

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