HIMAH ICD-10-CM-PCS Coding Update

October 10, 2018
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM HST

CEU: 6.0 – Clinical Data Management

Join us for an informative ICD-10-CM-PCS 2019 code list updates including the roughly 280 new reportable codes and about 170 revisions. Learn about the trends and highlights to be alert for such as adding upper/lower specificity for eyelids and choosing a unique code for postpartum depression.

Monica Leisch, RHIA, CCS, CDIP, Director of Compliance/HIM Services and Patti Ashley, LVN, CCS, CCDS, Manager Audit Services, Senior Auditor from Healthcare Cost Solutions will guide us through the intensive 6-hour code update.

Enjoy lunch and networking with your fellow coders.


8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

ICD-10 Updates with Monica Leisch, RHIA, CDIP, CCS and Patti Ashley, LVN, CCS, CCDS from Healthcare Cost Solutions

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Continuation ICD-10 Updates with Monica Leisch, RHIA, CDIP, CCS and Patti Ashley, LVN, CCS, CCDS from Healthcare Cost Solutions


Monica Leisch, RHIA, CCS, CDIP

Monica Leisch, RHIA, CCS, CDIP

Director of Compliance/HIM Services - Healthcare Cost Solutions

Monica Leisch has over 35 years of experience in Health Information Management. She has worked as an HIM Director in a variety of settings including Acute Care, Acute Rehab, Chemical Dependency, and SNF. Ms. Leisch has extensive experience in conducting Coding Compliance Audits reviewing MS-DRG, APR-DRG, APC/CPT, HCC, IVR, E&M, Clinic, Pro Fee, CDI, and PACT (Post Acute Care Transfer). She provides coding education to internal company staff coders/auditors, client coding staff, and physicians. Ms. Leisch is instrumental in the establishment of policies and guidelines required by the client.

Ms. Leisch served as the Chairperson on the California Health Information Association’s (CHIA) coding and Data Quality Committee. She is the recipient of the CHIA 2013 Literary Award. She has been a frequent speaker at HIM conferences on the National, State, and local levels.

Patti Ashley, LVN, CCS, CCDS

Patti Ashley, LVN, CCS, CCDS

Manager Audit Services, Senior Auditor - Healthcare Cost Solutions

Patti Ashley has over 30 years of experience in the HIM field, with her expertise in coding compliance, medical necessity, clinical documentation improvement audits and educational sessions. She has managed nation-wide auditing projects and has been a guest speaker presenting coding, physician documentation, CDI programs, MS-DRG and POA updates to physician and HIM staff.

Ms. Ashley served as a member of the ICD-10 Task Force, is a member of the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians, AHIMA, CHIA, and the Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists.


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Non-Member: $200
Student: $75


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