Thursday, February 20, 2014

Spring MDS Training!

The Spring Schedule for AMD/RAI 3.0 Training is set. Denver and Grand Junction are scheduled for March, with Ft. Collins and Pueblo scheduled for April. There is also a class scheduled for May for those new to this process. So register for your favorite venue.
To register:
2. Click on certification.
3. Click on MDS/OASIS.
4. Click on Mds Training and Resources.
5. Click on MDS 3.0 online registration and sign up for the class of your choice.

The initial information is becoming available for ICD-10.Check for it on the CMS website. Some of the highlights are:
1. ICD-10 will begin on October 1, 2014.
2. It will affect everyone covered by HIPAA.
3. ICD-10 codes must be used for health care services provided on or after October 1, 2014.
4. Services provided prior to October 1, 2014 must use ICD-9 codes.
5. ICD-10 codes allow for greater specificity and exactness in describing a patient’s diagnosis.
6. ICD-10 code sets are available for free at:
            a. 2013 ICD-10-CM and GEMS.
            b. CMS ICD-10 website.
7. The above information is from

I look forward to seeing you all in 2014! Contact Phyllis Brighton with your questions: or 303-692-2894