Physicians Practice: 9 Tips for Surviving after the ICD-10 Grace Period Ends
AAPC was well represented on Physician Practice’s nine tips for surviving life after the ICD-10 grace period. Rhonda Buckholtz, AAPC’s vice president of strategic development, shared three suggestions to help healthcare professionals, including a reminder that new medical codes are coming, stating “… we’re coming out of a code set freeze and will have to work [more than] 1,400 new codes into our daily routines.”
Jaci Johnson Kipreos, president of AAPC’s National Advisory Board was also represented on the list calling for better documentation from providers. “The road block I keep coming up against when I’m doing my best to ‘sell’ this concept of better documentation [and] more awareness of diagnosis coding is, ‘Does this affect my payment today?’ The answer is: ‘Well, not directly, not today.'” stated Kipreos.
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