Archive for September, 2012

September 25, 2012

OASIS training in Dallas!

Looking for OASIS-C training? Look no further ….. I’m coming to Texas.

OASISC in Grapevine

September 24, 2012

Train on ICD-9 to prepare for ICD-10

Prior to the news about the postponement of ICD-10 the most common question was, “Why should we continue with ICD-9 training when “10” is on the horizon?” The answer is simple. At the very least we still need to understand & correctly assign ICD-9 codes until 10/1/13.

I am holding ICD-9 education that also prepares you for the ICD-10 transition in Tampa, Florida; Houston, Grapevine, and Corpus Christie, Texas.

We still need training because we are mandated by regulations to only enter accurate information in our patients’ records. Erroneous coding can have horrible unintended consequences for the patient whose medical record becomes contaminated by diagnoses that they don’t have.

If you think there’s nothing new in coding, then you’re wrong! There is more scrutiny in the form of medical reviews.

Lisa will provide ICD-9 answers and food for thought for the future, as well as an extra bonus of what’s new with ICD-10-CM and how to best ready your agency for this huge change.
Learn more about my training!

September 19, 2012

Therapy webinar slides are now available

If you weren’t able to be on CMS’s therapy webinar, no worries. Slides are now available.

September 18, 2012

More ICD-10 education available

CMS, through Medscape Education, has released two ICD-10 video lectures and an expert article providing practical guidance for the ICD-10 transition. The video lectures are specifically for physicians, while the article covers more general topics for all health care providers.

The modules are free!!

The videos, ICD-10: A Guide for Small and Medium Practices and ICD-10: A Guide for Large Practices, feature

  • Global differences between ICD-9 and ICD-10
  • How ICD-10 will have different impacts on practices of different sizes
  • Basic transition planning steps and resources

In the article Transition to ICD-10: Getting Started, covers documentation improvements, the coder-clinician relationship, training, working with vendors and payers, search tools, and resources.

September 15, 2012

HHQI national campaign kick-off webinar!!

Teresa Northcutt serves as the Network Coordinator for Selman-Holman & Associates, LLC. Teresa and Selman-Holman & Associates can assist you with any of your Quality Improvement projects. Teresa can be reached at

The Home Health Quality Improvement (HHQI) National Campaign is ready to kick-off its third phase with a free webinar Tuesday, Sept. 18, from 4:00–5:30 pm ET. If you can’t make it to the live webinar, a recording will be posted to the HHQI website by Sept. 21.

The focus of the webinar will be HHQI website enhancements including tools, BPIPs, and resources. One new feature to the webinar is that you still need to login, but you can stay logged in indefinitely, if you wish.

To register for the webinar

HHQI website