Now is the Time to Prepare Your Facility for the ICD-10 Transition


Change is Coming! On October 1, 2015, the ICD-9 code sets used to report medical diagnoses and inpatient procedures will be replaced by ICD-10.

WHCA/WiCAL is offering a one-day seminar at the following locations and times coming up in March to assist your staff in this transition.

One representative from every WHCA/WiCAL Member Facility is asked to attend one of the following seminars:

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Plaza Hotel & Suites
1202 W Clairemont Ave, Eau Claire, WI 54701
(715) 834-3181

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Hyatt on Main
333 Main St, Green Bay, WI 54301
(920) 432-4555

Thursday, March 12, 2015
Brookfield Suites Hotel & Convention Center
1200 S Moorland Rd, Brookfield, WI 53005
(262) 786-9540

To be in compliance, all HIPAA-covered entities must use ICD- 10 codes for health care services provided on or after October. To avoid denied claims and disruptions in cash flow, it is absolutely critical that providers develop a plan for transitioning to the new coding system.

Health care leaders across the country have already begun assessing the impact of this change on their organizations and are working with payers, billing service, clearinghouse and software vendors to develop and implement an ICD-10 transition plan. This program targets coders, billers, MDS coordinators, therapist, nursing and other players to offer an overview of the changes and key points to be aware of. It is designed to provide keys to unlocking the secrets of ICD-10-CM (for diagnosis coding).


Topics for discussion include transition information, coding guidelines and conventions and how to use the resource books. In addition, you will learn how the transition to the new ICD-10 codes will affect the MDS, the business office and billing practices as well as how to get all parties working together, and in one accord, with regards to codes, sequencing and required clinical documentation improvements.

If you’re looking to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to understand and efficiently transition to ICD-10-CM codes for clinical and billing practices, as well as develop strategies for operationalizing the process, this program is a must for you and your staff.