NCHIMA CCS Prep Workshop

Friday, August 21, 2020

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Attendees should bring the following resources to the event:


• ICD-10 CM Official Code Set

• ICD-10 PCS Official Code Set

• CPT (optional)

• OR you may bring these resources on your laptop


8:00 - 8:30 am - Registration


Morning coffee and lunch are included. Breaks are on your own and a food court is onsite.


8:30 - 4:00 pm


• Review exam specifications

• Test taking tips

• Review definition of principal diagnosis and guidelines for selection

• Review guidelines for selection of secondary diagnoses

• Review PCS surgical guidelines and root operations

• Chapters specific review

• Chapters 1-21

• Overview of MS-DRG

• How to select the correct MS-DRG

• How to determine the case-mix index

• Review of MCC/CC and their effect on MS-DRG

• Overview of CPT Guidelines

• Overview: OPPS/APC, NCCI Edits






Mary Gregory, Principal of Medical Administrative Solutions, is an ICD-10-CM/PCS and Revenue Cycle coding subject matter expert. Over 20 years ago, Mary embarked on her coding career with Atrium Health Care (formerly Carolina Medical Center) and has since become a pundit at Inpatient and Outpatient coding. Her knowledge of IPPS/DRG system engendered a position for her as a trainer at major hospital corporations, such as Community Health Systems (CHS) and Veterans Affairs (VA). Mary is a highly sought-after trainer who teaches that great coding skills begin with knowing the coding guidelines and becoming skilled in the application of the guidelines ICD-10-CM/PCS, CPT and CMS NCCI Edits.


Mary completed her Associates degree in Health Information Management at Central Piedmont Community College. In addition, she has obtained her RHIT, CCS, CDIP, CPC, and CCS-P. Mary is a Licensed PMCC Instructor and an AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer. Students hold her in high regard as an instructor because of her teaching style; she uses her experience and relevant examples to lead engaging discussions and cultivate learning. She is an active member of AHIMA, AAPC and NCHIMA, where she currently serves as President. Mary is a strong proponent for self-empowerment and believes that life is a lifelong learning journey.


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Registration open through 8/16/2020 11:59 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada). Onsite registration will NOT be available.


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Continuing Education

CEUs: 7.0


During the week following the meeting, all paid attendees will receive an email with a link to the online evaluation and a CE certificate.


NCHIMA Member: $110


Non Member: $150


Atrium Health Cabarrus Medical Arts Building (formally known as Carolinas Healthcare System NorthEast)

200 Medical Park Dr NE
Concord, NC 28025

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The meeting is located in the Atrium Health Cabarrus Medical Arts Building (formally known as Carolinas Healthcare System NorthEast). Address at 200 Medical Park Dr NE, Concord NC 28025.


Parking for this event is in the Medical Plaza parking deck (please leave the 1st and 2nd floor for patient parking)


When walking into the main entrance of the building through a revolving door, continue past visitor desk, a Starbucks on your right, and then take the curved staircase on the right in front of the cafeteria (elevator is also right there) to the ground level. If you run into a pair of gold elevators, you have passed the curve staircase.


The Medical Arts Building Classrooms 1-3 will be located in the lower level.


Website for Atrium Health Cabarrus