Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 16 of 16

Training your doctors

  1. #11
    Default
    Exam Training Packages
    Quote Originally Posted by Pam Brooks View Post
    I'm also doing a brief audit of my coders' current ICD-9 knowledge. If they are having difficulty with I-9, I need to get that straightened out before I-10.
    I have begun this process as well. And what I am seeing is keeping me up at night.


    Quote Originally Posted by Pam Brooks View Post
    I have done some analysis of our EHR, and whether or not it will meet the documentation guidelines for the more specific codes. Unfortunately, the version of our software that actually supports ICD-10, won't be available until the very last minute. Nice of them, I thought.

    I think we can all plan on a busy next two-three years!
    Great idea, I wish more of my practices would get started on an EHR system. Procrastinators to the end. Here is a wonderful example:
    Me (last winter and spring): Dr's please begin using the escribe program. If you do not Medicare will penalize you 1% next January.

    Drs: Yeah yeah we have time.

    Me (last June): Dr's if you do not have 10 eprescriptions by the end of this month you will not qualify as an escriber and you will be penalized 1% in January.

    Dr's: ok let's do ten.

    Me (last fall): Dr's I see you escribed for ten prescriptions last June but I do not see anymore. You need fifteen more by the end of the year.

    Dr's: this is B.S. we will get to it when we have the time.

    Me (in December) Dr's time is running out and you do not qualify for the hardship waiver options. Please submit some prescriptions electronically or else next month Medicare is going to reduce your income by 1%.


    Dr's: Insert sound effects here; crickets, wind blowing softly across the plains....more crickets...

    This week
    Dr's: WTF is this 1% reduction!!!


    Ya gotta love 'em.

  2. #12
    Location
    Charleston, South Carolina
    Posts
    641
    Default
    It seems they only ever take note when it "hits em where it hurts!" Gotta love em!

    Its a good thing we love what we do!!!!
    Last edited by mmorningstarcpc; 01-20-2012 at 11:47 AM.
    Machelle Morningstar, CPC, COC, CEMC, COSC
    AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer

  3. #13
    Location
    Dover Seacoast New Hampshire
    Posts
    1,971
    Default
    Quote Originally Posted by oceanlivin View Post
    i have begun this process as well. And what i am seeing is keeping me up at night.




    Great idea, i wish more of my practices would get started on an ehr system. Procrastinators to the end. Here is a wonderful example:
    Me (last winter and spring): Dr's please begin using the escribe program. If you do not medicare will penalize you 1% next january.

    Drs: Yeah yeah we have time.

    Me (last june): Dr's if you do not have 10 eprescriptions by the end of this month you will not qualify as an escriber and you will be penalized 1% in january.

    Dr's: Ok let's do ten.

    Me (last fall): Dr's i see you escribed for ten prescriptions last june but i do not see anymore. You need fifteen more by the end of the year.

    Dr's: This is b.s. We will get to it when we have the time.

    Me (in december) dr's time is running out and you do not qualify for the hardship waiver options. Please submit some prescriptions electronically or else next month medicare is going to reduce your income by 1%.


    Dr's: Insert sound effects here; crickets, wind blowing softly across the plains....more crickets...

    This week
    dr's: Wtf is this 1% reduction!!!


    Ya gotta love 'em.
    rotfl!!
    Pam Brooks, MHA, COC, PCS, CPC, AAPC Fellow
    Coding Manager
    Wentworth-Douglass Hospital
    Dover, NH 03820

    If you can dream it, you can do it. Walt Disney

  4. Default unspecified
    The health plans may not pay on the unspecified codes.

  5. Default unspecified
    Tell your providers the healthplans may not pay on the unspecified codes.

  6. #16
    Default documentation
    does anyone have a "cheat sheet" they use as a guide detailing documentation requirements... we use alot of unspecified codes as well and would really like to train my physicians and not miss anything -- laterality, diabetes combos, duration, stages, etc..

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Similar Threads

  1. 2 Doctors, Same Tax ID
    By jflynn in forum E/M
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-29-2015, 10:08 AM
  2. Preparing the doctors!!!
    By Dorthi in forum ICD-10
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-06-2015, 10:43 AM
  3. Training my Doctors in E/M Documentation
    By krotroff in forum E/M
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-04-2014, 08:33 AM
  4. two different doctors
    By charonate in forum E/M
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-26-2011, 04:57 PM
  5. Doctors.com
    By CONFIDENTCODER in forum Medical Coding General Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-29-2010, 10:31 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?

Login

Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.