ICD-10 Monitor: Guideline Changes: Taking a Step Backward?
Rhonda Buckholtz, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CRC, CDEO, CHPSE, CENTC, COBGC, CPEDC, CGSC, vice president of strategic development at AAPC, wrote an article for ICD-10 Monitor expressing the challenges providers face as ICD-10 continues to evolve. In the article, Buckholtz suggests the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) should expand the group of cooperating parties governing the future of ICD-10 to include physicians.
“The problem is lack of real-world physician input from the trenches regarding guideline changes,” said Buckholtz. “We can offer comments or suggestions on coding changes, but no one asked us what would happen if they put that wording in the guidance.”
Read the story at icd10monitor.com.