Upcoming ICD-10 Educational Events

Note: These events do not represent an endorsement by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska. They are listed for informational purposes only.  (Updated Sept. 28, 2015)


ICD-10 CM by Specialty: 2015 Webinar Workshop Series

The Nebraska Hospital Association (NHA) has partnered with the New Jersey Hospital Association for ICD-10 training webinars by specialty. This series, scheduled for Wednesdays from 12 - 2 p.m., is specifically designed for physicians and their practices to prepare them for the Oct. 1, 2015 compliance date for ICD-10. A total of six different workshop specialties will be offered. Learn more and register today. 

October 2015

ICD-10 for Family Medicine Workshops 

October 30, 2015, 7:45 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (a working lunch will be served)

Lied Lodge and Conference Center, 2700 Sylvan Road, Nebraska City, NE

The NAFP has designed a one-day family medicine specific workshops to introduce and train providers in the use of ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes, conventions and guidelines for family medicine. Learn more and register today.



The percentage of the bill you pay after your deductible has been met.


A fixed amount you pay when you get a covered health service.

Tiered benefit plan

A health care plan featuring multiple levels of benefits based on the network status of a particular provider. 


The annual amount you pay for covered health services before your insurance begins to pay.

emergency care services

Any covered services received in a hospital emergency room setting.


Includes behavioral health treatment, counseling, and psychotherapy

in-network provider

A provider contracted by your insurance company to accept an agreed upon payment for covered services. 

OUT-OF-network provider

A term for providers that aren’t contracting with your insurance company. (Your out-of-pocket costs will tend to be more expensive if you go to an out-of-network provider.)


Your expenses for medical care that aren’t reimbursed by insurance, including deductibles, coinsurance and co-payments.


If you can afford health insurance, but choose not to buy it, you must have a health coverage exemption or pay a tax penalty on your federal income tax return.


The amount you pay to your health insurance company each month. 

Preventive services

Health care services that focus on the prevention of disease and health maintenance.


Services and devices to help you recover if you are injured or have surgery. This includes physical, occupational and speech therapy.

special enrollment period

The time after the Open Enrollment Period when you can still purchase health insurance only if you have a qualifying life event (losing other health coverage, having a baby, getting married, moving).


A physician who has a majority of his or her practice in fields other than internal or general medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, pediatrics or family practice.