Making physicians’ knowledge transition to ICD-10 and HIPAA 5010 easier, efficient and meaningful by medicalbillers


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                  Making physicians’ knowledge transition to ICD-10 and HIPAA 5010 easier,
                                         efficient and meaningful

                Physicians requiring to upgrading their coding knowledge to a more exhaustive ICD-1O system More
                than any other clinical or operational entity that needs to realize the affinity to the ICD-10 and HIPAA
                compliant medical data filing and processing, it is your physicians that require show the lead. As
                physicians are the first-contact of clinical encounter, there decisive description on the medical
                intervention administered would eventually pave way for flawless billing and coding. But, physicians
                who hither to had been averse to medical coding anyway, the proposition of elevating their requisite
                level of coding knowledge by as much as three times (the current ICD-10 requiring them to be
                proficient in more than one hundred thousands of distinctive and decisive medical codes along with
                the mandatory HIPAA 5010 framework that makes ICD-10 functional) would seem even more
                distracting to their core-concern of keeping quality of medical services on par with industry

                But, with ICD-10 and HIPAA 5010 being indispensable, (the Federal Government’s recent health care
                reforms hinting at the wide-spread repercussion that medical practices/hospitals would eventually
                face without a compliant ICD-10 and HIPAA 5010 clinical and operational practices) hospital
                management have the ominous task of orienting physicians to the ensuing ICD-10 and HIPPA 5010
                (scheduled to take effect from October 1, 2013) in a way that does not infringe their primary focus
                on best medical practices. As hospital management earnestly considers such ICD-10 and HIPAA 5010
                orientation program for their physician community, the following would invariably be the underlying

                • Sourcing the learning material that bears the stamp of credibility and professional integrity;
                Association of American Professional Coders (AAPC), known for being CMS compliant institute on
                coding manuals, should be your recourse for learning materials.

                     • More than the material itself, the combination of learning medium, online or instructor-led or
                       both, should also assume equal significance.
                     • As much as the significance of the preceding two factors, the hospital’s ability to afford for the
                       technology interface that best renders ICD-10 and HIPAA compliant EHRS would prove to be
                       the decisive factor in as far as the final outcome of your orientation program.

       (, whose comprehensive
                medical billing management resources including the revised ICD and HIPAA norms, may well pave
                the way for making physicians’ knowledge transition to ICD-10 coding easier, efficient and

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