An AHIMA-certified coder presents training focused on unique ICD-10 clinical documentation needs and hot topics for each medical specialty. The five webinars will follow the same outline and objectives catering to each medical specialty with specific examples.
- Physician Perspective/clinical impact of ICD-10
- Documentation requirements for certain conditions
- Documentation changes and new concepts
- Use of “unspecified” in ICD-10
Family Practice and Internal Medicine
Maggie Gaglione, M.D.
Board Certified Internal Medicine and Bariatrics
Private Practice at Tidewater Bariatrics, Virginia
“Comprehensive documentation is key to identifying and assigning the best diagnosis code. By doing our part, and focusing on how we document our patients’ condition we put the foundation in place to drive value based quality and improve the health of populations served.”
Obstetric and Gynecology
Abraham Lichtmacher, M.D. FACOG
Chief of Women’s Services
Lovelace Women’s Hospital, Albuquerque, New Mexico
“One of the problems that we often run into as providers is that we don’t always speak the same language or label things the same way. Having a shared understanding of terminology is very important, and it is one of the things that ICD-10 will help with.”
Joseph Nichols, M.D.
Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Co-Chair of the WEDI Translation and Coding Work Group
“ICD-10 offers substantial improvement in the ability to recognize significant differences in risk, severity, complexity, co-morbidities and other key health condition parameters that make big differences in understanding variations in disease patterns and delivered services. High quality data is critically important in improving the healthcare of the population and assuring the greatest value from the delivery of safe and effective services.”
Mark Bieniarz, M.D.
Board Certified Cardiologist; Chief, Cardiovascular Services Lovelace Medical Center
New Mexico Heart Institute
“I think we’re in the midst of a cultural change in medicine in general. Particularly when you look at cardiology, where the patients have such acuity, enhancing clinical documentation is, and will continue to be, a critical element to improving outcomes, operating under new payment models, and, above all else, doing the right thing for our patients. We want to be evidenced based in the decisions that we make, and better data allows us to take a step in that direction.”
Scott Cyrus, D.O., FACOP
Children and Adolescent Medical Services
“The current coding process, ICD-9, is outdated and as physicians have improved their documentation, creating the current standard it can’t be reflected in ICD-9 coding. ICD-10 will allow for clarity of coding from the improved documentation and therefore improves the reflection of exactly what physicians are performing on a daily basis.”