Is your team prepared for the upcoming 2020 IPPS rule changes—and beyond?


  • Take advantage of our in-depth, on-demand education series to understand the detail and impact of this year’s policy changes.

    The FY 2020 Medicare IPPS Final Rule was issued August 2. With changes taking effect on October 1, it’s critical for coding, CDI and compliance professionals to know the ins and outs of the changes that impact compliance, financials and quality outcomes. 3M experts thoroughly review the final rule and provide education on the details so your team doesn’t have to.

    Our expert analysis and the key takeaways are offered in a series of seven on-demand educational videos. The videos guide you through the new diagnosis and procedure codes, changes to the MS-DRG and 3M™ APR DRG classification systems and changes to the MCC and CC lists. This series also covers the revisions to the ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting, as well as the latest quality updates.

    The proposed rule outlined severity-level downgrades on almost 1,500 ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes that did not make it into the Final Rule. However, those proposals may be indicative of the direction that CMS is heading in the future, so we are exploring the possible effects of the proposed downgrades in our look at the financial impact.

    Our goal with this educational series is to not only help you prepare for and implement changes for FY 2020, but also explore the impact of future changes for FY 2021 and beyond.


  • What’s included in the series?

    The FY 2020 Inpatient Policy Updates series includes over six hours of content delivered via seven high-end, user-friendly, on-demand educational videos from 3M experts. Plus, qualification for seven AHIMA continuing education units (CEUs).

    • ICD-10-CM Code Updates – 1.5 hours
      • Comprehensive review of FY 2020 ICD-10-CM changes
    • ICD-10-PCS Code Updates – 1.5 hours
      • Comprehensive review of FY 2020 ICD-10-PCS changes
    • Updated Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting – 45 min
      • Review updates to the Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting
    • Quality reporting updates – 30 minutes
      • Review key PSI and any other significant quality updates and the impact on reporting
    • MS-DRG changes – 75 minutes
      • Comprehensive explanation of newly created DRGs, deleted DRGs and revised DRGs, along with information on reassigned diagnosis and procedure codes within DRGs
    • 3M APR DRG changes – 30-45 min
      • Review of APR DRG Changes in Version 37 (available October 1, 2019)
      • Comprehensive review of the clinical changes to assignment of SOI and ROM levels, changes to APR DRG categories and updates to relative values published by 3M
    • Financial Impact analysis – 25 minutes
      • Discuss the financial impact of the Final Rule, including add-on payment rates
      • Discuss the MCC/CC downgrades in the proposed rule in order to prepare for future MCC/CC changes
  • Who will benefit from this education?

    • Coding staff and managers
    • CDI professionals
    • HIM managers and staff
    • Compliance professionals
    • Revenue cycle managers
    • Auditors
  • What are the expected outcomes?

    • Qualify for seven AHIMA continuing education units (CEUs).
    • Understand the financial impact of the CMS IPPS updates on your organization
    • Identify the new and updated code descriptions for the 2020 ICD-10-CM and PCS code sets
    • Comprehend changes to various MS-DRG and 3M APR DRG classifications
    • Integrate updated Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting and updates to quality reporting into your processes
  • When is the educational series available?

    The series will be available starting September 5th 2019, and new modules will be released throughout the month. Click the link below for pricing and registration. Early-bird pricing is open until September 15th.

    Register here.


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