Featured Session: Documentation and ICD-10 Implementation Presented by Dr. Paul L. Weygandt, Vice President Physician Services, J. A. Thomas & Associates

The American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP) announce a featured session for its 2014 Conference: “Getting Paid for Innovation and High Value Outcomes: The Path to Cost Effective, Accessible Health Care for All”.

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ICD-10 will affect diagnosis and inpatient procedure coding for EVERYONE covered by the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA), not just those who submit Medicare or Medicaid claims.

New Port Richey, FL (PRWEB) February 14, 2014

Friday, May 2, 2014
Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resort
Lake Buena Vista, Florida
8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The ICD-10 conversion date is approaching…are you ready for October?

Who is affected? ICD-10 will affect diagnosis and inpatient procedure coding for everyone covered by the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA), not just those who submit Medicare or Medicaid claims.

Replacing the outdated ICD-9 coding system is daunting, but necessary. Don’t miss this featured session on May 2 to find out if you are ready.

Documentation and ICD-10 Implementation*
Paul L. Weygandt, MD, JD, MPH, MBA, CCS, CPE, FACPE , Vice President Physician Services, J. A. Thomas & Associates, Nuance Clinical Documentation Solutions Division

Dr. Paul L. Weygandt is Vice President Physician Services, J. A. Thomas & Associates (JATA now part of Nuance). In this capacity, he has developed approaches to physician documentation, assisting physician leaders in communicating the importance of accurate, legally compliant clinical documentation. Dr. Weygandt is a certified coder and an AHIMA-approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer.

Don’t miss this informative session that will:

  •     Employ strategies to engage physicians in a collaborative manner with clinical documentation improvement initiatives to improve quality of care, quality metrics and financial sustainability.
  •     Identify innovative and at times challenging ways to improve quality metrics through improved severity capture, focusing on the process of physician documentation.
  •     Engage physicians in the transition to ICD-10, enabling IT tools such as CAC while limiting physician, CDS, and coder rework.

*Topics are tentative and subject to change.

To read more about ICD-10 conversion from Dr. Weygandt in preparation for this session, please access the ICD-10 Monitor online resource link below.

http://icd10monitor.com/enews/vendor-news/itemlist/user/65-paulweygandtmdjdmphmbacpe?start=1

About ABQAURP
Established in 1977, ABQAURP (http://www.abqaurp.org) is the nation's largest organization of interdisciplinary health care professionals. We are committed to maximizing patient safety and the quality of health care provided to the public by maintaining a culture of educational and certification excellence and making it available to all health care professionals.


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