ICD-10 could possibly be one of the biggest changes in HealthCare in the last 20-30 years and many of us have not gone through a change this large. With less than 6 months before implementation, offices should be in the last leg of preparation for ICD-10. The best practice is to be ready for the worst and hope for the best. The more you do in advance and plan on, the smoother the transition will be. You also have to think about the period of time in which both sets of codes will be used, and the affects this will have on revenue at the most critical time of the year for many practices.
With the delays that have occurred in the implementation of ICD-10, many offices have been starting and stopping implementation. In this session, expert speaker Lynn Anderanin, CPC, CPC-I, COSC, will discuss where offices should be now in the implementation of ICD-10, which occurs on October 1, 2015, and what may still need to be done for implementation. Lynn will give suggestions in creating a timeline from now until “D-day” to assist in a successful implementation, and help you focus on what can be done now to prevent chaos for the office.
Additionally, this 60-minute session will look at when is the right time to prepare physicians and staff, start performing dual coding, test with vendors and carriers, and even prepare for after the "go live" date and be prepared for the potential of claims denials and organize staffing. A checklist will be shared to give attendees a head start on what still needs to be done in preparation of October 1.
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Who should attend
Managers, Administrators, Supervisors, Coders, ICD-10 Committee Members
Lynn Anderanin, CPC, CPMA, CPPM, CPC-I, COSC, is the Sr. Director of Coding Education for Healthcare Information Services, a physicians revenue cycle management company. She has over 35 years experience in all areas of the physician practice, and specializes in Orthopaedics. Lynn is currently a workshop and audio presenter. She is a former member of the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) National Advisory Board, and has served...
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