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Optivation's 2011 schedule kicks off Jan. 11

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Optivation's 2011 schedule kicks off Jan. 11
Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

Bemidji State University's Optivation venture kicks off its 2011 training and seminar schedule with a pair of events on or beginning Tuesday, Jan. 11.

E Optivation will present an online Presentation Skills course Jan. 11-18 on making successful presentations. Participants in the course, taught by Sudhir Kamath, will learn some common pitfalls faced by presenters and strategies for overcoming them. Participants will learn how to plan and develop a successful presentation; learn how to involve the audience in the presentation; learn strategies for effective use of PowerPoint and other visual aids; and give a presentation.

The fee us $75. Download a registration form at www.optivation.org/DOC/PresentationSkills_011111.doc.

E Jan. 11: Medical Coding Course Series.

ICD-10 Medical coding and billing staffs need to code correctly in order to bill effectively. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has mandated the replacement of the existing code set being used by medical coders and billers in the United States, effective Oct. 1, 2013. The new code set will expand the number of codes used from about 17,000 to more than 141,000, and expand each individual code from five alphanumeric characters to seven.

Optivation's training courses on the ICD-10 coding system will provide highlights of the changes to the system and requirements to be certified under the new system. This introductory course will also outline the reasons why providers need to begin preparing for this change in coding systems now.

The course will be presented by Laura Smith, a reimbursement specialist with more than 13 years of experience in the medical field and founder and president of the Bemidji local chapter of the American Academy of Professional Coders.

The course will be 6-8 p.m. in Conference Room B at Northwest Technical College, 905 Grant Ave. S.E. The fee is $40. The course awards two Continuing Education Units.

Download a registration form at www.optivation.org/workshops/DOC/Medical_Coding_Series_Reg_011711.doc.

For more information on these courses or other training and informational opportunities available through Optivation, contact Optivation at 755-4900, toll-free at 888-738-3224, or w-mail optivation@bemidjistate.edu. Optivation is online at www.optivation.org

Bemidji State University's Optivation venture kicks off its 2011 training and seminar schedule with a pair of events on or beginning Tuesday, Jan. 11.

- Optivation will present an online Presentation Skills course Jan. 11-18 on making successful presentations. Participants in the course, taught by Sudhir Kamath, will learn some common pitfalls faced by presenters and strategies for overcoming them. Participants will learn how to plan and develop a successful presentation; learn how to involve the audience in the presentation; learn strategies for effective use of PowerPoint and other visual aids; and give a presentation.

The fee us $75. Download a registration form at www.optivation.org/DOC/PresentationSkills_011111.doc.

- Jan. 11: Medical Coding Course Series.

ICD-10 Medical coding and billing staffs need to code correctly in order to bill effectively. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has mandated the replacement of the existing code set being used by medical coders and billers in the United States, effective Oct. 1, 2013. The new code set will expand the number of codes used from about 17,000 to more than 141,000, and expand each individual code from five alphanumeric characters to seven.

Optivation's training courses on the ICD-10 coding system will provide highlights of the changes to the system and requirements to be certified under the new system. This introductory course will also outline the reasons why providers need to begin preparing for this change in coding systems now.

The course will be presented by Laura Smith, a reimbursement specialist with more than 13 years of experience in the medical field and founder and president of the Bemidji local chapter of the American Academy of Professional Coders.

The course will be 6-8 p.m. in Conference Room B at Northwest Technical College, 905 Grant Ave. S.E. The fee is $40. The course awards two Continuing Education Units.

Download a registration form at www.optivation.org/workshops/DOC/Medical_Coding_Series_Reg_011711.doc.

For more information on these courses or other training and informational opportunities available through Optivation, contact Optivation at 755-4900, toll-free at 888-738-3224, or w-mail optivation@bemidjistate.edu. Optivation is online at www.optivation.org

Pioneer staff reports
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