SOURCE: VitalWare


June 25, 2015 12:29 ET

VitalWare to Host Complimentary Webinar Outlining the FFY 2016 IPPS Proposed Rule: DRG Updates

YAKIMA, WA--(Marketwired - June 25, 2015) - Today, VitalWare, announced that they will host a complimentary, hour-long webinar examining the details of the FFY 2016 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) proposed rule. This educational webinar will be held Wednesday, July 8, 2014 at 10:00am PT / 1:00pm ET.

Led by VitalWare's Jodi Stewart, RHIA, CCS and AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer, "2016 IPPS Proposed Rule: DRG Updates" will focus on the changes proposed for Medicare Severity Diagnosis-Related Group (MS-DRG) Classifications and Relative Weights. In addition, Ms. Stewart will discuss the public comments surrounding the proposed regulations.

Attendees are eligible to receive one CEU through AHIMA for attending this educational session and will leave the webinar better understanding the DRG updates within the 2016 IPPS Proposed rule, including:

  • Medicare's Proposed Adjustment to MS-DRGs for Preventable Hospital-Acquired Conditions
  • Proposed Changes to MS-DRG Classifications and Relative Weights
  • Proposed Medicare Code Editor Changes
  • Proposed Changes to Surgical Hierarchies
  • MCCs and CC Severity Levels for FY 2016
  • Proposed Complications or Comorbidity (CC) Exclusions List for FFY 2016
  • Review of Procedure Codes in MS-DRGs 981-983, 984 Through 986 and 987 Through 989
  • Proposed Changes to ICD9 and ICD10 Coding Systems

Ms. Stewart has more than 25 years' experience in healthcare, including 20 years in an acute care hospital setting. She is versed in inpatient and outpatient coding and auditing, coding education, chargemaster support, HIPAA Privacy, patient access, healthcare quality, accreditation, and patient satisfaction.

To register for this complimentary, hour-long webinar, please visit

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Contact Information

  • For more information, contact:
    Leslee Paganelli
    Email contact
    (855) 464-2310