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ICD 10: Will The Procrastinating Physicians Derail The Implementation, Probably Not

The industry is conducting surveys to monitor the ICD-10 readiness of providers, vendors, and payers. There is a massive increase in activity among providers and payers seeking to align and test for ICD-10 transition.


DURHAM, N.C., Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The American Medical Association (AMA) is providing free educational resources to help medical practices cope up with this transition, but is it enough? According to a recent study*, the clinical documentation of over 20,000 physicians showed that only 63% of current documentation is adequate to support the more meticulous ICD-10 requirements. Consequently, ICD-10 documentation training is an absolute must-have for a smooth transition as without appropriate documentation accurate coding and proper payment is not possible.

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What should physician do now to make sure they are ready for ICD-10? It is evident that a change to effective utilization of ICD-10 will not occur on its own. Physicians must take steps to prepare themselves for implementing ICD-10. Primarily, assessing computer systems is the first-step in preparing for the transition, as many computer systems still use ICD-9 codes. The ICD-10 transition planning should start with impact assessment, which includes practice management systems, EHR systems, clinical documentation, superbills, and more. Some level of training with regard to ICD-10 will be helpful during the transition for all the staff members and providers.

This is a good time to get a reality-check done for the practice's and assess their efficiency. The implementation is a daunting process; planning and preparation will facilitate a successful transition. To familiarize the physicians with the nuances and increased specificity of ICD-10, AudioEducator is providing specialty-specific ICD-10 training to prepare the physicians for more rigorous ICD-10 requirements. Given the recent regulatory changes to eliminate fraud, waste and abuse in health care, correct documentation and billing of services are vital to avoid costly denials and lengthy appeals. AudioEducator's ICD-10 training session is equipped to help the physician comprehend this massive overhaul, as with ICD-10 there has been a fourfold increase in specificity in documentation. The specialty-specific training will help the physician learn about the intricate changes happening in their field— anatomic specific coding, laterality coding, inpatient hospital specific coding, and more.

At AudioEducator, physician training is available in following specialties:

E/M
Modifiers
compliance
Cardiology
Dermatology
Orthopedic
Ob/Gyn
Hematology/ Oncology
Otolaryngology
Family Practice
Ophthalmology
Podiatry

Injury Coding
Urology
Musculoskeletal Conditions
Radiology
Gastroenterology
Pulmonary Conditions
Home Health
Pediatrics
Anesthesia
Internal Medicine
Mental and Behavioral

To register for ICD 10 training webinar for your specialty visit – http://www.audioeducator.com/hot-topics/icd-10.html

If ICD 10 webinar is not schedule for your specialty they may have already passed. You can check our pre-recorded webinar section here - http://www.audioeducator.com/hot-topics/icd-10.html?format=pre-recorded-events

AudioEducator brings the most compelling list of audio conferences on wide array of healthcare topics—medical coding, billing to CPT changes, E/M Modifiers to OIG work plan, Affordable Care Act to ERISA, RAC updates to fee schedule, Electronic Health Record system to ICD 10 transition, HIPAA and more. Get trained from the comfort of your home or office without spending a penny on travel. Pick a format of your choice for training— live conference/On Demand/ CD/ PDF transcripts and start learning.

To learn more about other updates events for more than 24 specialties, please visit http://www.audioeducator.com.

*AAPC's Survey

Media Contact: Adam K, Audio Educator, 1-866-458-2965, [email protected]

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