In practice, the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) has provided an improved foundation to communicate precise details of patients and their medical conditions. It is also used to code and bill for these diseases. As the ICD system evolves and the newer ICD-10 coding emerges, nephrology will need to examine the integral components of this new coding system and its impact on patient care.
Contact hours available until 9/22/2015.
Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.
Conflict of Interest Disclosure: Speaker(s) have no disclosures to declare.
Conference Committee Disclosures: Dawn Koonkongsatian – Employee, Fresenius Medical Care Kristin Larson – Employee, NxStage Medical Denise Murcek – Employee, Fresenius Medical Care Beth St. John - Employee, Fresenius Medical Care Lucy Todd – Employee, Baxter Healthcare Kyra Trappett – Employee, DaVita
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Accreditation Statement: American Nephrology Nurses’ Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
ANNA is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 00910. Objectives:
Discuss how ICD codes were created.
Apply the fundamentals of coding to the patients’ diseases.