ICD10monitor Unlocks IPPS Final Rule Coding Accuracy with the 2024 IPPSPalooza

ST. PAUL, Minn. July 24, 2023 –The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) Final Rule for 2024 is coming, and arriving with it are a series of important updates that will impact providers across the nation and ultimately the bottom line. With changes effective October 1, ICD10monitor is proud to empower professionals through a 9-week IPPSpalooza running from July 25 to September 26, dedicated to breaking down all the changes associated with the final rule for actionable insight.

The 2024 annual IPPS Summit, a hallmark of the Palooza, will take place from Tuesday, Aug. 15  through Thursday, Aug. 17. Followers of ICD10monitor, RACmonitor, and MedLearn Media, are eligible to sign up for one, two, or all three daily sessions to master new coding and regulatory changes now on the horizon. Broken down into three exclusive webcasts, each presentation of the IPPS Summit will feature key knowledge in multiple areas while offering the chance to earn CEUs.

Chuck Buck, Senior Vice President of News Media and Publisher of RACmonitor and ICD10monitor emphasized the importance of accurate coding and preparation for the final rule stating, “MedLearn Media has set aside a period of time during which our editorial focus is helping our community understand the importance of accurate coding and documenting of medical records in preparation for the updates to the IPPS made by CMS when the final rule is actually published—a date that is expected to be in August.”

Nationally renowned senior healthcare consultant expert Laurie Johnson will present all sessions along with analysis from additional acclaimed subject matter experts. Laurie remains at the top of her field as an American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)-an approved ICD-10-CM/PCS trainer with more than 35 years of experience in health information management. She specializes in coding and related functions, and she is continuously sought after as a public speaker while serving as a member of the ICD10monitor Editorial Board, and a permanent panelist on the Talk Ten Tuesdays weekly Internet radio broadcast.

The first session in the ICD10monitor 2024 IPPS Summit will guide professionals through FY24 changes to ICD-10-CM. This includes updates to Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) along with CC designation and revisions to the Medicare Code Editor (MCE).

The second session will feature a review of the FY24 changes to ICD-10-PCS codes and approximately 50 new applications for the New Technology Add-On Payment (NTAP) status that will impact reimbursement. The final session will guide professionals through the FY24 changes to the MS-DRG methodology and New Technology Add-On Payments (NTAPs), as well as identify which MS-DRG changes and NTAPs items were adopted in the Final Rule and help to inform transition plans for the 2024 fiscal year.

“The CMS Hospital Final Rule changes every year and impacts Medicare discharges effective October 1, 2023” said Buck, “The updates for FY 2024 are important for hospitals to understand in order to remain compliant and to ensure that they receive all the reimbursement to which they are entitled.”

In addition, ICD10monitor will roll out a special exclusive sweep stakes to participants. One lucky participant will win a one-year subscription to ICD10monitor’s Educational Webcast Portal. This includes unlimited access to ICD10monitor webcasts for one year, an incredible value.

Along with expert guidance, the live webcasts will provide an interactive opportunity, featuring a chance to get the most pressing questions answered with the confidence of expert insight. By purchasing the series as a whole, professionals can receive an exclusive discounted rate and save approximately 15% off the total series.

With reimbursement continuously under threat, the 2024 IPPS Summit and Palooza is the key to unlocking the highest level of coding accuracy and knowledge, that not only reinforces chargemasters across the country but gives professionals the confidence to code throughout 2024.

Professionals can sign up here for Talk Ten Tuesdays podcast episodes for even more ongoing expert insight on the IPPS final rule.

About ICD10monitor and MedLearn Media, Inc.

ICD10monitor, a division of MedLearn Media, Inc., is an online news and information service created to help healthcare providers in all settings make informed decisions relative to coding, CDI, value-based purchasing, and other new payment methodologies. ICD10monitor reports on current issues including population health, physician engagement, and the patient experience. For more information, go online to https://www.icd10monitor.com/.

Based in St. Paul, Minnesota, MedLearn Media, Inc., and its family of brands — MedLearn Publishing, ICD10monitor and RACmonitor — offer trusted expertise to the healthcare industry in the areas of coding, reimbursement, and regulatory compliance. MedLearn Media’s industry-leading resources include online news and special reports, blog articles, print and digital books, visual charts, newsletters, webcasts, seminars, and on-demand content. For more than 30 years, healthcare organizations of all types have depended on MedLearn Media to guide them to fiscal integrity, regulatory compliance, and peace of mind.

View the official press release here.