National ICD-10 expert Dr. Joe Nichols discusses how ICD-10 will directly affect physicians, PAs and other clinicians, as well as how the new code set may impact patient care. Dr. Nichols reviews the nature of ICD-10 and changes from ICD-9 and discusses the challenges and opportunities that will occur as a result of this transition. The role of ICD-10 in the larger context of health care reform, accountable care and value based purchasing is also discussed.
Dr. Joe Nichols is a board certified orthopedic surgeon with a long history in health information technology. He has a wide range of experience in health information technology on the provider, payer and vendor sides of business. He has served in positions in executive management, system design, logical database architecture, product management, consulting and health care value measurement for the past 15 years. He is also a certified ICD-10 coding trainer.
Program Topics Include:
• What’s changing?
• The clinician’s role in the process of moving to a new diagnosis coding standard
• What are the documentation requirements?
• Why good documentation and coding are important to clinicians and their patients
• What clinicians should do now to prepare
- PAs and other clinicians
- Practice managers
- Administrators and other relevant staff
• Gain an awareness of the nature and impacts of ICD-10 on the physician practice
• Apply key requirements for documentation that support good patient care and good coding
• Understand the downside of improper coding
• Create an approach to developing templates and common practices to support ICD-10.
Each faculty, staff and planning committee member has disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. No commercial support was accepted for this activity.
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Instructions for participants:
The entire webinar must be completed and an evaluation completed before a certificate of completion will be awarded.