The more family physicians know about how to use ICD-10 codes correctly, the more accurate their payments from insurance companies and government payers will be.
With the advent of value-based payment, the codes are more important than ever before because payers will use diagnosis coding to compare quality, cost and use of resources.
To ensure that physicians have the training they need -- and get the payment they deserve -- the AAFP has created an event titled ICD-10 Webinar: Increased Specificity Paves the Way for Increased Reimbursement that will be offered live on Dec. 7 from noon to 1 p.m. CST, and then will be made available on demand beginning Dec. 12.
Don't miss this opportunity; register for the live webinar today. AAFP members pay $30; nonmembers, $110.
AAFP Coding and Compliance Strategist Barbara Hays, C.P.C., a certified professional medical auditor, will serve as presenting faculty. With nearly 20 years in the field, Hays' expertise is perfectly suited to helping participants understand key points, such as how to
- apply concepts to quickly assign common codes typical to family medicine,
- identify "specificity" opportunities and
- analyze how ICD-10 affects current reimbursement models.
Hays told AAFP News that she'll cover territory that physicians won't want to miss.
So just how critical is the content in this webinar?
Hays put it this way: "ICD-10 codes drive risk scores. Risk scores will drive payment. It's time for family physicians to get in the driver's seat."
Participants who register for the live event will receive an email on Dec. 7 with a link to join the webinar.
For those unable to participate in the live webinar, the on-demand version will be available beginning Dec. 12.
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