SCAN is committed to partnering with our physician providers in offering high quality geriatric care to our members. A significant part of that effort is to assist our providers in the provision of accurate coding that will contribute to the quality of care and support the expected revenue from the Medicare program. To this end, we present the following tools and education for all the physicians and groups providing care to our members.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
ICD-10 Webcast for Internal Medicine and Family Practice Posted
This morning, CMS posted a new webcast, aimed at primary care physicians on their Roadto10.org website:
An AHIMA-certified coder presents training focused on unique ICD-10 clinical documentation needs and hot topics for each medical specialty. The five webinars will follow the same outline and objectives catering to each medical specialty with specific examples.
Physician Perspective/clinical impact of ICD-10
Documentation requirements for certain conditions
Documentation changes and new concepts
Use of “unspecified” in ICD-10
This webcast features Dr. Maggie Gaglione, a board certified internist and bariatrics specialist, a physician in private practice in Virginia. Per Dr. Gaglione:
“Comprehensive documentation is key to identifying and assigning the best diagnosis code. By doing our part, and focusing on how we document our patients’ condition we put the foundation in place to drive value based quality and improve the health of populations served.”