Copyright AAPC060514
NCVHS06/10/14-AReview….
Rhonda Buckholtz, AAPC, VP, ICD-10
Rhonda.buckholtz@aapc.com
AboutAAPC
Over 130,000 members
Members represent:
• Coders
• Billers
• Practice Managers
• Auditors
• Compliance Officers
...
Effectsofthecurrentdelay
Timeframes
0 20 40 60
Continue with original
timeframes
Slow down
Stop preparing
Effectsofthecurrentdelay
Where were you at?
0 10 20 30 40
Beginning phases
Training complete
Testing with vendors
Ready to...
Effectsofthecurrentdelay
Has your practice performed ICD-10Testing?
0 10 20 30 40 50 60
Yes
No
Vendor wasn't ready
Effectsofthecurrentdelay
Were you prepared for testing prior to delay?
0 20 40 60 80
Yes
No
Whatareyourbiggestconcernsmovingforward
Unclear messaging from CMS
Vendor readiness
IT issues
Training physicians
EHR Upgr...
MitigatingRiskofFutureImplementationHurdles
What AAPC is doing
1. Educational Concerns
1. AAPC is offering free monthly re...
CodeSetFreeze-ICD-10-CM C&M
AAPC’s Request….
1. Make the needed changes to the code sets now
1. Industry is being educated...
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AAPC ICD-10 June 2014 survey results

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Rhonda Buckholtz, VP with the American Association of Professional Coders, shares the results of a survey they conducted on the state of provider readiness for a 2014 ICD-10 implementation. She participated in our June Open Line Friday call. Find more here: www.

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AAPC ICD-10 June 2014 survey results

  1. 1. Copyright AAPC060514 NCVHS06/10/14-AReview…. Rhonda Buckholtz, AAPC, VP, ICD-10 Rhonda.buckholtz@aapc.com
  2. 2. AboutAAPC Over 130,000 members Members represent: • Coders • Billers • Practice Managers • Auditors • Compliance Officers • Instructors/Schools • Health Plans
  3. 3. Effectsofthecurrentdelay Timeframes 0 20 40 60 Continue with original timeframes Slow down Stop preparing
  4. 4. Effectsofthecurrentdelay Where were you at? 0 10 20 30 40 Beginning phases Training complete Testing with vendors Ready to go
  5. 5. Effectsofthecurrentdelay Has your practice performed ICD-10Testing? 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 Yes No Vendor wasn't ready
  6. 6. Effectsofthecurrentdelay Were you prepared for testing prior to delay? 0 20 40 60 80 Yes No
  7. 7. Whatareyourbiggestconcernsmovingforward Unclear messaging from CMS Vendor readiness IT issues Training physicians EHR Upgrades not ready AMA opposition Mixed messaging What will stop it from happening again? Documentation Testing Credibility Claim delays Another delay
  8. 8. MitigatingRiskofFutureImplementationHurdles What AAPC is doing 1. Educational Concerns 1. AAPC is offering free monthly refresher webinars to everyone it has educated on code set training 2. Extended free online access to ICD-10 courses until December 31, 2015 3. Free coding tools on AAPC website 2. Provider Tools 1. ICD-10 Crosswalks for 20 specialties released for free via WEDI 3. Messaging 1. Positive articles on potential benefits of ICD-10 2. Dispel the myths
  9. 9. CodeSetFreeze-ICD-10-CM C&M AAPC’s Request…. 1. Make the needed changes to the code sets now 1. Industry is being educated incorrectly 2. Say no to new codes but yes to fixing what is wrong 2. Broaden the current“cooperating parties” 1. There is no one representing the physician marketplace currently

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