March 8, 2019

8:00 AM – 4:00 PM ET


University of SC Upstate
300 North Campus Boulevard
Health Education Complex
Room HEC 2035
Spartanburg, SC 29303


Parking is free. A link to print parking permits with instructions for placement will be emailed to all registrants a few days prior to the actual event.  If you have not received this email a few days prior to the event, please email

Food court located onsite.

About the Speaker


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.


This program has been approved for seven continuing education units in the clinical documentation management domain for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association. 

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


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


AHIMA Member: $110
Non-Member: $150


Registration fees will be refunded (less $25 processing fee) upon written notice received 72 hours prior to the meeting. Cancellations with less than 72 hours notice will not be refunded. Substitution for registrants is permitted.

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Online registration has closed. Onsite registration will be available.