ICD-10 Coding . . .
Is your practice ready?

SPECIAL NOTE . . .     Because Congress has delayed implementation of the ICD-10 system for federal payment programs, we have rescheduled this workshop.  The new date is March 27, 2015 in Topeka. This presentation will be combined with our regular Medicare/Coding seminar.

Please be aware that some private insurers may well decide to adopt ICD-10 anyway, or they may allow doctors to submit claims using either ICD-9 or ICD-10.  In any event, medical practices still will need to get prepared for this new coding system.  We strongly recommend getting your staff trained well in advance of the new October 2015 deadline so that you can implement your internal systems and fine-tune any glitches that emerge.


KSEPS is pleased to offer a full-day, ophthalmology specific workshop focused exclusively on the new ICD-10-CM coding system.  You'll have the opportunity to participate in coding actual case study examples and learn to apply the principles of the ICD-10 guidelines.

What:       Full-day ICD-10-CM workshop
When:      Friday, March 27, 2015
Where:     Topeka - Capitol Plaza Hotel

CLICK HERE for a meeting site map and directions to the meeting location.

The Program

  • Introduction to ICD-10-CM
    • Characteristics -- What's the same, what's different
    • Conventions, Format and Structures
    • Review of Index and Tabular
    • Review of Official Coding Guidelines and Industry Best Practices
  • ICD-10-CM Chapter Specific Guildelines
    • Medical Terminology Update
    • Convention/nstruction Update
    • Practical Application of Examples

Each attendee will receive an ICD-10 coding manual and meeting handout materials.

Objectives -- Each attendee will learn the characteristics, conventions, format and structure of ICD-10-CM to apply to their specialty.  You'll code actual case examples and will leave with the confidence to select an ICD-10-CM code and achieve documentation improvement.  In addition, each attendee will be introduced to the steps of assessment of ICD-9-CM vs. ICD-10-CM documentation.

Who Should Attend

  • Coding and billing staff members
  • Ophthalmic technicians who also work as scribes
  • Ophthalmologists and optometrists working in an ophthalmology practice
    • It is important that doctors understand the basic of ICD-10 so that they can provide their coders with sufficient information to complete the coding process
  • Residents in Training, especially those who are about to graduate
  • Practice administrators with management responsibilities


Online registration is now available... click on the button below to sign-up.  


Paying by check or prefer to mail/fax your registration?  CLICK HERE for the paper form.

All registrations include handout materials, an ICD-10 manual, continental breakfast and lunch.  

  • KSEPS Members
    Discounts are automatically applied during the payment process
    • Basic fee -- $425
    • 2 - 5 attendees from the same practice -- 5% discount
    • 6 - 10 from the same practice -- 10% discount
    • 11+ from the same practice -- 15% discount
  • Residents & Fellows in an accredited training program -- $200
  • Non-members -- $800

About Your Instructor

With more than 38 years of experience, Pat Schmitter has a strong background in government payer regulations.  She provides billing, coding and compliance consulting services to her clients.  Pat also performs various audits, education on the principles of CPT and ICD coding, government regulations, and solving problems related to regulation and payers.  She also coordinates and oversees enrollment for billing privilege and credentialing with managed care organizations and government entities.

Pat is a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) accredited by the AAPC, Certified Instructor of the Professional medical Coding Curriculum (CPC-I), AAPC Approved ICD-10-CM Trainer and an approved AHIMA ICD-10-CM Instructor and AHIMA Ambassador.