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ICD-10 Specialized Training

Event Location


February 26-27, 2020
Greystone Healthcare Management
4042 Park Oaks Blvd.
Tampa, FL
For Directions: (813) 635-9500


May 6-7, 2020
Life Care Centers of America
940 Centre Circle, Suite 2020
Altamonte Springs, FL
For Directions: (407) 475-1686


August 12-13, 2020

A missing or incorrect ICD-10 Code can have a significant impact on a center’s revenue under the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM). This program is designed to help attendees understand the ICD-10 CM Coding Manual and how to effectively use it to code and sequence resident conditions. Key coding conventions and the related guidelines are highlighted, along with primary diagnosis definition and chapter-specific coding guidelines relevant to skilled nursing facilities. Recent MDS updates and the PDPM are also reviewed as to how diagnoses and coding play an essential role in MDS, care planning and billing. Discussion will also include common pitfalls to avoid when coding diagnoses and the MDS.

This program is geared toward executives at the regional/corporate level, administrators, nurses, therapists and professionals focused on MDS and coding at the facility level. 10 hours of continuing education will be provided.

Learner Objectives

  • Articulate the ICD-10 code set
  • Brief on Index to Diseases and Injuries
  • Clarify risk adjustment and its intention related to coding
  • Detail an item-by-item review of the ICD-10 manual to optimize proper identification of appropriate codes
  • Explain chapters on condition categories and long-term use of drug lists

Meet the RB Health Partner, Inc. Speakers

Heather Py
Heather Py, RHIT, CCS, CHPS, RAC-CT, is the Director of Health Information Management with RB Health Partners, Inc. and brings over 18 years of health care experience and expertise with her focus in the long term care profession. Mrs. Py holds an Associate in Science Degree in Health Information Management from Hodges University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. She is an active member of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and is certified as a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT), a Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), and Certified in Healthcare Privacy and Security (CHPS). She is also a member of the AHIMA Long-Term Post-Acute Care (LTPAC) Practice Council and an active member of the Florida American Health Information Management Association (FAHIMA), as well as her local district of the Florida Health Care Association.

Robin Bleier
Robin A. Bleier is the President of RB Health Partners, Inc., a long term care consultancy firm. She is the past Chair of the FHCA Emergency Preparedness Council, past Chair of the FHC-PAC, and a vested long term care advocate through her volunteerism and affiliation with numerous professional associations and committees. Robin is a featured state and national presenter, is FHCA’s RAI-MDS-PPS Bootcamp trainer and has been educating on this and other topics nationally since 1998. RB Health Partners, Inc. has a strategic partnership with FHCA, consulting with the Association on quality affairs, including survey readiness.


Tabletop and Title sponsorships are available for each training location and are reserved on a first come, first-paid basis. Contact Jenny Early for more information.

Event Agenda

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Day 1: Education Sessions

8:30 a.m.: Registration/Check-In

12 Noon:   Lunch


8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Day 2: Education Sessions