The ICD-10 Challenge
The scheduled deadline for transition to ICD-10-CM billing codes is just around the corner. By October 1, 2015, all practices must utilize the new diagnosis codes in order to receive payment from insurers. To remain on paper Encounter Forms, each practice will need to completely revamp their form in order to accommodate the significant changes to many code definitions and structural code set differences between ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM.
Industry experts are rightly concerned that improper translation of these codes will lead to denied payments by insurers, especially those representing federal programs. If not handled correctly, this transition could lead to significant revenue interruptions and audit exposure for many practices. To avoid this, practices must correctly map current ICD-9-CM codes to the new ones, design a new Encounter Form, and have quantities printed.
Based on numerous requests from our customers, Palm1 Medical is offering a complete “ICD-10-CM Crosswalk” program to practices looking to continue using paper Encounter Forms. Included in this service are:
- A dedicated customer representative who will guide you through the process step by step
- Translation of your ICD-9-CM codes to ICD-10-CM codes
- A consultation with AHIMA ICD-10 Ambassadors and Approved Trainers
- Typesetting of your new Encounter Form, which may include both ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes
- 1,000 paper Encounter Forms to get your practice started
About our Expert:
Gary Lucas, CPC, CPC-I, is an AHIMA ICD-10 Ambassador and serves as Vice President of Education Operations for the ARHPC. He will be leading the ICD-10 Consulting Team on behalf of Palm1 Medical. Gary provides a unique perspective due to his extensive experience with education & training in the healthcare industry over the past 20 years. He has conducted over 1,500 medical records documentation seminars for physician and outpatient-based medical centers across 46 states dealing with topics such as professional coding, medical billing, Medicare compliance, and practice management.
Gary’s primary areas of expertise include:
- Physician and outpatient-based medical records documentation compliance
- Professional coding and medical billing
- Training curriculum strategy and planning
- Healthcare revenue cycle compliance
- ELearning and Learning Management Systems design and management
- Training clinical providers and their colleagues on medical records documentation guidelines
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CPC, CPC-1, AHIMA ICD-10 Ambassador
ICD-10 Consulting Team Leader for Palm1 Medical