CCH Presents Audio Conference: Coding for Non-coders

(RIVERWOODS, ILL., March 15, 2007) – CCH, a leading provider of health law information and software, in partnership with the ChargeMaster Institute, will present an audio conference, Coding for Non-coders, Tuesday, March 20, 2007, 3:00-4:30 p.m. Eastern time, 2:00-3:30 p.m. Central time. Coding expert Leonard Womack, founder of the ChargeMaster Institute, will present the concepts essential to understanding the coding structure used by healthcare providers in all patient settings.

Coding for Non-coders is an opportunity to gain a basic understanding of the coding systems used to report patient conditions and services. This seminar is intended for those who are new to coding concepts or those who wish to refresh or broaden their understanding.

The questions answered in this audio seminar are applicable to a basic understanding of coding, including:

  • Why are codes used?
  • How can I identify which code set I am looking at?
  • When are the various code sets required and used, and does patient setting matter?
  • Are there rules that dictate/mandate proper or accurate code use?
  • What resources are available to obtain the definition for a code set?

Codes to be covered include:

  • ICD-9 Codes – Diagnosis/Treatment
  • DRG Codes
    • HCPCS Codes
      • CPT (Level I HCPCS)
    • Category 1 – 3 Codes
  • HCPCS Level II
  • Revenue Codes
  • Modifiers


Leonard Womack is a Certified Procedural Coder – Hospital (CPC-H). He taught coding at a San Diego State University outreach program for two years. He is a frequent speaker around the nation and has presented at the Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors national conference, regional AHIMA meetings, HFMA conferences in South Carolina, San Diego and Baton Rouge, the South Carolina Hospital Association, and has been both a facilitator and speaker at the annual HealthCare Round Table program on CDM issues for the last five years. Additionally, Womack has had several articles published on CDM management issues.

Womack founded ChargeMaster Institute, Inc. in July 2001. Since that time, his company has performed over 170 chargemaster coding reviews and currently provides ongoing support to over 40 hospitals. Known for timely, accurate and reliable information and their ability to defend company findings with supportive documentation, the company’s primary goal is to provide educational programs designed to result in defensible internal chargemaster management controls, onsite CDM educational programs and CDM reviews.

How Audio Seminars Work

CCH’s live audio conferences require nothing more than a telephone connection. For the $249 per site fee, an unlimited number of listeners at a site can participate, get up-to-speed and in-the-know on these hot new topics.

Special Bonus

Along with detailed handout materials, each site registering will receive a Mixed-Mode CD (contains event audio and materials) of the live event – a $249 value.

How to Register

To register online using a credit card, click here. To register by phone, call CCH Customer Service at 1-800-775-7654. Please have your credit card information ready.

About Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

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