Mediware Partners with AQ Consulting for Free ICD-10 Webinar Series

Four, 1 hour-long sessions to offer tips on ICD-10 switch for Inpatient and Outpatient Rehab Providers

Chandler, AZ – December 30, 2013 – Mediware Information Systems, Inc., announces a four-part webinar series designed to prepare inpatient and outpatient rehab providers with helpful tips and guidelines for the transition of ICD-9 codes to ICD-10 codes prior to the Oct. 1, 2014 implementation deadline. Each hour-long webinar is free and will be hosted by Paula Digby, CCS, CDIP, CPC, CPCI, Principal at AQ Consulting and AHIMA Approved ICD-10 CM/PCS Trainer.

ICD (International Classification of Disease) is a code set designed to standardize how organizations report on conditions, medical diagnoses and inpatient procedures. ICD-10 is the tenth revision of the ICD code set. It’s required for everyone covered under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).Claims with ICD-9 codes for services provided on or after the compliance deadline will not get paid.

The first two webinars are geared toward Inpatient Rehabilitation providers. On Jan. 22, Digby will explore the still useful features likely not relied on with ICD-9 and extend clinicians’ thoughts toward the coming upgrades. This will provide a baseline for attendees to measure up under the current coding schema. The March 26 session will introduce a new baseline for attendees as the industry transitions to ICD-10-CM and will help provide clarity through all the hype surrounding the approach of the transition.

The third webinar will assist attendees in getting the necessary perspective in the ICD-10 vehicle as it relates to outpatient rehabilitation coding and documentation, and the detail involved. During the June 25 event, Digby will review best practice models and help attendees understand the potential for ‘skids’ and ‘accidents’ caused by bad documentation habits. The September 10 webinar is for physicians and clinical staff, as they move into the driver’s seat for the successful implementation. Attendees will understand the details needed for diagnosis documentation to most clearly describe the patient’s severity of illness and required need for the intensity of services provided.

All webinars will take place from 12:30-1:30 p.m. ET. Registration for the ICD-10 webinar series is limited to the first 500 people.

About Mediware

Mediware delivers interoperable best-of-breed software systems that improve efficiencies and address safety concerns, enabling healthcare organizations to improve care processes while decreasing costs. Core Mediware solutions include rehabilitation and respiratory care, blood management, cellular therapy medication management, infusion and specialty pharmacy providers; home health solutions including HME/DME; and business intelligence-based performance management solutions for clinical, regulatory and financial aspects of the broader healthcare market. Visit our website at

About AQ Consulting LLC

AQC is a company focused on helping community healthcare providers survive, thrive and achieve sustainable results in today’s challenging economic and regulatory climates. Services include compliance and charge capture chart-to-bill reviews, ICD-10 documentation and coding assessments, process analysis and litigation support. Learn more at