ICD-10 Monitor: Talk Ten Tuesday

ICD-10 Monitor’s Talk Ten Tuesday interviews this week  included AAPC’s Vice President of ICD-10 Education and Training Rhonda Buckholtz, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CGSC, COBGC, CPEDC, CENTC, who discussed physician involvement in ICD-10 training.
“A lot of providers… know that they need to make the transition but they’re overwhelmed with where to start,” Ms. Buckholtz said. “We’ve just opened up our ICD-10 Implementation Tracker tool to the public… to help get these providers ready and give them a sense of where they can actually start on the implementation process.”
Maria Bounos, RN, CPC-H, was also interviewed in the podcast and noted the same concern, saying that a lack of physician cooperation was the primary obstacle to ICD-10 preparation.
“It could lead to one or two years of losses financially for an organization, post-implementation, if they’re not ready,” Ms. Bounos explained.
Listen to the archived podcast.

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