Preparing for the Conclusion of ICD-10 Grace Period

On October 1, 2016 the CMS flexibility with ICD-10 coding and documentation will end. You will be required to provide specific codes that match your documentation, rather than the correct family of codes, for Medicare and other payers to accept the claim.

Practices submitting unspecified codes post October 1 can experience increased post payment audits and quality reporting errors. As audits increase, so will payer requests for medical records and clinical documentation. Failure to submit these will not only result in rejections, but an increased suspicion by auditors as well.

Will your records pass an audit? Do you know what must be there to justify specific codes? There are about 2700 new, revised and deleted codes that roll out that day too. Do you know which ones affect your practice?

Watch this webinar and learn how to minimize the impact of these changes with Dr. Gwilliam, Vice President of Find-A-Code, and certified ICD-10 Instructor.

You will learn:

  • Conclusion of ICD-10 Grace Period and its impact
  • New, revised and deleted codes
  • A live Q/A session with our panel of experts
  • A way forward for your practice in 2017

Who should watch?

The session is open for all. We recommend that practice managers, physicians or practice owners, whoever is responsible for the administrative running of the practice should not miss this.

For details, email or call 212 852 0279 x 527.

About the presenter

Dr. Evan Gwilliam is a clinician by profession who, in his own words, “wishes to bridge the gap between clinicians and coders by simplifying ICD-10.” He is a self-proclaimed certification junkie, with credentials such as a Certified Professional Coding Instructor, a Medical Compliance Specialist, and a Certified Professional Medical Auditor. He now provides expert witness testimony, medical record audits, consulting, and online courses for health care providers. He also writes books and articles for trade journals, and is a sought-after seminar speaker. He is the vice president and chief product officer of the ChiroCode Institute and Find-A-Code that provides coding, documenting, and reimbursement guidance and education to physicians and coders. Dr. Gwilliam has a Bachelor’s degree in accounting and a Master’s degree in Business Administration. He is also one of the few clinicians who became certified ICD-10 Instructors through the American Academy of Professional Coders.