3 hours of continuing education
Please note: In order to receive any CE credit you must arrive on time and stay for the entire workshop.
ICD is the International Classification of Diseases, the standard diagnostic coding system for epidemiology, health management and clinical purposes. Social Workers will be transitioning from ICD 9 to ICD-10, along with all other health care practitioners in the United States on October 1, 2015. This brings a new challenge to mental health providers, in particular. The transition into ICD-10 is coming simultaneously with the transition to the new Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). This workshop is aimed at making sure social workers understand the nuances of reporting diagnoses using ICD-10 and DSM-5, particularly in relation to the current diagnostic tools used by social workers. Attendees will learn how the DSM-5 and ICD-10 have been harmonized, to the extent that the DSM-5 contains all of the information needed to assign valid ICD-10 codes to the psychiatric diagnoses of clients.
Additionally, Medicare has begun collecting data that measures the “quality” of the care delivered by social workers. Social workers will submit measures to CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) on their sessions with Medicare patients. This workshop will also show the measures that are available to social workers and the methods for reporting these measures to show the “value” of the services we provide. We will also review Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) quality measures. This workshop will define terms, explain what is changing and discuss the impact of these changes on the way that social workers practice. Lastly, the workshop will cover Current Procedural Terminology (CPT)—the most widely accepted medical terminology used to report medical procedures and services under public and private health insurance programs.
Carmel L Gold, LCSW BCD’s career includes work in Substance Abuse treatment settings, academic counseling centers, outpatient private practice and Health Plans. Ms. Gold is the president of Health Assets Management, Inc., the official billing company of the New York State Psychological Association. She pioneered the role of Managed Care in Behavioral Health, introducing the concepts to many NY Behavioral Health Practices and facilitating their entry into that system. Her company manages the billing, credentialing and benefits verification services for hundreds of New York mental health private practices as well as, for-profit, not-for-profit and public agencies.
NASW New York City Chapter is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0027. This workshop has been approved.