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ICD-10 Coding and Clinical Documentation Excellence:
Take It to the Next Level

You’ve learned the basics of ICD-10 format and structure. You’ve enhanced your documentation so a correct code can be selected and billed. This advanced ICD-10 course will show you how to take the next steps on the ICD-10 journey.

We’ll kick off with a review of ICD-10 format and structure, and cover basic coding guidelines. But we’ll move quickly into hands-on coding exercises that feature real case studies from PM&R physicians. You will learn which documentation is required for your most common codes, as well as how to avoid documentation deficiencies that could trigger payor audits, recovery of reimbursement, or fines and penalties from CMS. Included in this course is an overview of why your practice should develop a Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) plan, along with the basic steps for putting one in  place.

What is new and different? The advanced focus of this session is on combining your medical documentation and ICD-10 coding skills to achieve documentation excellence. Last year’s course taught the essential building blocks of the new diagnosis coding system. This course takes your current knowledge to the next level, and includes a deep dive into documentation details, medical necessity, and the pivotal role that documentation excellence plays in the overall practice.

Who Should Attend This Course?

  • Physicians
  • Practice administrators
  • Practice managers
  • Billing
  • Coding staff.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the basic format, structure, and guidelines in ICD-10-CM.
  • Document correctly to support medical necessity for pain coding.
  • Recognize the importance of developing a Clinical Documentation Improvement Program.
  • Learn key CDI tips for ICD-10-CM documentation and coding.
  • Incorporate Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) in your daily workflow.
  • Avoid documentation deficiencies that can result in payer audits, recovery of reimbursement, and/or fines and penalties.

What’s On The Agenda?

  • Clinical Documentation Improvement
  • ICD-10 Format, Structure, and Coding Guidelines
  • Specific PM&R Related Chapters

Download our brochure for expanded agenda and detailed course information.

Strategic Coding & Reimbursement 2016

If you’re looking for a comprehensive coding course that covers all the practical aspects of coding, documenting and billing for E/M services in the office and the hospital – and teaches how to code for diagnostic testing, injections, and procedures – this is the course for you.

We’ll spend significant time on all aspects of E/M coding and reimbursement. Using specialty-specific case examples, we’ll explain what you need to know about documentation principles, billing for non-physician providers, and appropriate coding for office consultations, inpatient and rehab care, and skilled nursing facility admissions. You’ll learn the correct way to use E/M modifiers 24 and 25 to bill for injections and other procedures on the same day. And we’ll explain how to reduce coding risks and how to document and bill for time.

The afternoon portion of the program dives into the detail of billing for diagnostic tests, injections and other therapeutic and surgical procedures. From injection and fluoroscopy coding and the use of modifiers, to nerve blocks, spinal pumps, and physical medicine and rehab, you’ll gain the confidence required to code properly and optimize reimbursement. The course workbook is rich in practical exercises and resources you’ll refer to all year long.

Who Should Attend This Course?

  • Physicians
  • Practice Administrators
  • Practice Managers
  • Billing Managers

Learning Objectives

As a result of participating in this workshop you will be able to:

  • Correctly use, document, and bill for E/M services in the office, inpatient, and skilled nursing facility settings.
  • Properly bill and document supervision for non-physician providers.
  • Prevent common denials that result from the incorrect use of modifiers.
  • Choose the right codes and modifiers for diagnostic testing.
  • Code and bill with confidence for injections and other therapeutic and surgical procedures.

What’s On The Agenda?

  • Medicare Update 2016: Audits and the PMR Physician
  • Evaluation & Management Coding and Documentation
  • Diagnostic Testing
  • The Global Period and Use of Modifiers
  • Procedure Coding
  • Physical Therapy and the PMR Physician

Download our brochure for expanded agenda and detailed course information.

PM&R Course Dates at a Glance


 2016 PM&R Course Accreditation

Course Credit for: Strategic Coding & Reimbursement 2016
Course Credit for: ICD-10 Coding and Clinical Documentation Excellence: Take It to the Next Level

PM&R Course Testimonials

Janett Quintero, Practice Administrator

“Best conference I have ever attended! The speaker was amazing. If she is here next year, we will make sure our physician comes to the course.”


Meeta Peer, MD

“Exceptional! We would like to have this course in our office.”


Danelle Olson, Billing Manager

“Very informative. The examples are useful and applicable to my practice. It’s nice to have a mix of providers and coders in the same course.”


Aarthy Sooryanarayanan, Surgical Coder

“It was a very informative and educational course. The instructor was very well-versed in the subject.”


Camille Levy, Director of Revenue Cycle

“Excellent material, which is applicable to my specialty. I can apply this information to my everyday business. The instructor had a great deal of knowledge.”


Paul Shelton, Practice Vice-President

“Excellent insight into future billing expectations. This course seriously enlightened me on how to avoid audits and non-payment of services. This course is  “must” for physicians and medical billing professionals.”


Xin Zhou, MD

“Very informative and useful course. The material was specific to physiatrists and covered well.”