NCHIMA CCS Prep Workshop

Due to the continuing crisis with COVID-19 NCHIMA finds it necessary to change this event to a virtual workshop versus in person. We originally changed the in-person date from May to August hoping that we would be in a better situation. With continued fluctuation and increase in cases, we do not feel it is safe to hold this session in person.


The meeting will now be in two sessions versus one all day workshop.  


Friday, August 21, 2020 - 8 am to Noon

Saturday, August 22, 2020 - 8 am to Noon


Existing registrants will be carried over for virtual registration. Look for an email with further information about your registration.


Attendees should have the following resources during this virtual event:


• ICD-10 CM Official Code Set

• ICD-10 PCS Official Code Set

• CPT (optional)


• 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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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

Virtual Event

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