Jul 23rd, 2014
AAPC member Stephen Spain MD, MBA, CPC recently made a guest appearance on a Talk Ten Tuesday show. The show’s theme was based off Dr. Spain’s recently article about making the most of the delay. When asked what hospitals and physician practices should be doing now, Dr. Spain responded, “Organizations need to be trying to ...
Jun 30th, 2014
Last week, AAPC member Laurie Johnson MS, RHIA, CPC-H, FAHIMA was invited to comment on her recently launched e-news series covering clinical documentation improvement. “I began this series because I thought that there was a real need to focus on clinical documentation improvement by service line” said Laurie. She referred to the latest ICD-10 delay ...
Make the most of the reprieve to prepare for the inevitable. By Melissa Weintraub, CPC I watched the actions of Congress on March 27 and March 31 with bated breath. It came as no surprise that they put another “patch” over the festering Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula to forestall a severe cut in Medicare payments to ...
Apr 30th, 2014
An emergency summit was held today by WEDI in an effort to create a road map for medical professionals in response to the ICD-10 delay. There has been no official announcement on the new date, but many are speculating it will be pushed back by one year. Rhonda Buckholtz, VP of ICD training and education ...
Apr 16th, 2014
Two AAPC members were recently featured on Talk Ten Tuesday. First up was J. Paul Spencer, Director of Regulatory code and Compliance at Providence Hospital in Washington, D.C. Paul called in live from the AAPC Nashville conference. Asked to share member reactions regarding the ICD-10 delay, he paraphrased the feeling on the ground with the ...