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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 kathryn.pajak@ama-assn.org or 312-464-5450.
ICD-10: Actions physicians need to be taking now to prepare for the regulatory mandate  
Release Date:
February 17, 2014
End Date
: February 17, 2015

Objectives
At the end of this activity, physicians should be able to:

  1. Describe the current AMA policy against ICD-10, which is perceived as burdening physicians who want to spend more time with their patients.
  2. Conduct a documentation assessment and explain how better documentation can benefit the practice beyond ICD-10.
  3. Discuss actions the practice needs to take when talking to its system vendors, working with its payers, and tracking revenue cycle data pre- and post - implementation. 

Target Audience
This activity is designed for medical staff physician leaders (Chief of Staffs, Medical Staff Presidents, Medical Directors and Medical Staff members), medical staff service professionals and medical staff legal counsel.   


Statement of Need
There is a need to provide education with strategies for addressing the implementation of ICD-10. Specifically, what actions physician practices need to take when talking to its system vendors, working with its payers, and tracking revenue cycle data pre- and post - implementation of ICD-10. 

Statement of Competency
This activity is designed to address the following ABMS/ACGME competency: systems-based practice. 

Accreditation Statement
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education credit for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement
The American Medical Association designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Planning Committee
James DeNuccio, MBA, FACHE - Director of Physicians in Practice/AMA

Matthew Gold, MD - OMSS Governing Council Alternate Delegate/AMA
Gale Hazen, MD - OMSS Governing Council Member-at-Large B/AMA
Mary Kelly - CME Program Committee/AMA
Raj Lal, MD - OMSS Representative/AMA
Dolleen Licciardi, MD - OMSS Representative/AMA
Arthur D. Snow, Jr., MD - OMSS Governing Council Chair/AMA
John Spurlock, MD - OMSS Governing Council Secretary/AMA
Melvyn Sterling, MD - OMSS Representative/AMA
Kathryn Pajak, MEd - Program Development Administrator, OMSS/AMA
Keith Voogd - Senior Policy Analyst, OMSS/AMA
David J. Welsh, MD - OMSS Governing Council Vice Chair/AMA
Lambert Wu, MD - OMSS Representative/AMA

Faculty
Rhonda Buckholtz, CPC, CPMA, CPC-1, CGSC, COBGC, CPEDC, CENTC - Vice President of ICD-10 Education and Training, American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)
Nancy Spector, BSN, MSC - Director, Electronic Medical Systems, American Medical Association 
Robert Tenant - Senior Policy Advisor, Medical Group Management Association

Disclosure Statement
 
The content of this activity does not relate to any product of a commercial interest as defined by the ACCME; therefore, neither the planners nor the faculty have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Receiving Your CME Credit
In order to claim AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, you must: 1) view the webinar, 2) successfully complete the quiz by answering 5 out of 6 questions correctly, and 3) complete the evaluation.

Hardware/software Requirements
Adobe Flash 9.0.115 or above

Audio speakers or headphones

Screen resolution of 800X600 or higher.

MS Internet Explorer 8.0 or higher, Firefox, Opera, Safari, etc.
Adobe Reader 5.0 or higher.


Should you have any questions regarding the content of this activity, please contact Katie Pajak at kathryn.pajak@ama-assn.org or 312-464-5450.

Should you have technical questions, please contact the AMA Unified Service Center at 800-621-8335. 


Type:     Internet Activity (Enduring Material)
$30.00
Activity Price
22 Registered Users
Credits
1 Credits> AMA> AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

0 Credits> AMA> Certificate of Participation for Non-Physicians