ICD-10: Actions physicians need to be taking now to prepare for the regulatory mandate
The implementation of ICD-10 is a divisive issue for the industry. While many physicians have concerns about the costs and burden of ICD-10, there are many other stakeholders, including government agencies, researchers, large payers, large health system providers, and public health entities that support the conversion. Despite the intensive work by the AMA for over a decade to stop ICD-10, the adoption of it remains a regulatory mandate. While the AMA will continue to advocate against ICD-10, physicians need to be realistic that they need to be prepared for ICD-10, in case it is not stopped or further delayed. Failure to be ready for ICD-10 puts all physician reimbursement at risk.
Nancy Spector, Director of Electronic Medical Systems at the American Medical Association will set the stage by providing an overview of the ICD-10 requirement and AMA policies and advocacy work related to it. Rhonda Buckholtz, Vice President of ICD-10 Training and Education for the American Academy of Professional Coders will describe how to conduct a documentation assessment so the practice is prepared for documenting new ICD-10 medical concepts. Robert Tennant, Senior Policy Advisor for the Medical Group Management Association will provide an overview of actions practices need to take to prepare for the systems and payer changes related to ICD-10 and ensure that their claims continue to process after the deadline. Should you have technical questions, please contact the AMA Unified Service Center at 1-800-621-8335. Should you have any questions regarding the content of this activity, please contact Katie Pajak at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-464-5450.
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