While large hospital chains can hire consultants and project management experts to shepherd them through the ICD-10 conversion, how does a smaller physician group with limited resources make the Oct. 1, 2014 deadline?
Late last month, Dr. Ginger Boyle, a family physicians from Spartanburg, Tenn., was the guest of the CMS National Provider Call Program and gave a wide-ranging talk on “Preparing Physicians for ICD-10 Implementation.”
If you missed the teleconference, don’t fear. Dr. Boyle left behind her slides, which contain a tremendous amount of valuable information that will be useful to any sized practice, whether you are in a large medical group or a small family practice. You can download them here:
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Dr. Boyle developed the coding education program for her hospital and its family practice residency program. Her presentation is aimed at medical coders, physicians, physician office staff, nurses and other non-physician practitioners, provider billing staff, health records staff, vendors, educators, system maintainers, laboratories, and all Medicare FFS providers. In it, she covers the following:
- Transitioning to ICD-10: practical pointers for providers
- Overview of ICD-10 implementation requirements
- Plans for Local Coverage Determination (LCD) and National Coverage Determination (NCD) ICD-10 conversions
- National implementation issues and plans
The CMS National Provider Call Program presents teleconferences on a wide range of topics of interest to healthcare professionals.To learn more visit the program’s web page here.