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  1. 1. SINCE 2003 (502)543-4100 FAX: 877-200-4940 Professional Office Solutions, TOLL FREE: 877-338- 8800 WWW.PROSOLUTIONS.INFO LLC. Newsletter V O L U M E 4 , I S S U E 2 N O V E M B E R 2 0 1 1SPECIAL POINTSOF INTEREST:• Closing days for the “We take the pain out of medical billing.”holidays• POS on Facebook!•More MeaningfulUsers!Congratulations! Meaningful Use Free SeminarINSIDE THISISSUE:ANSI 5010 Testing 2 Professional achieved If you areAccountable Care 2 Office Solutions, meaningful use interested inOrganizations LLC is going to and received attending this host a FREE stimulus seminar please seminar on payments. We want RSVP toPOS Holiday 3 Meaningful Use. to share the TiffanyL@prosoluSchedule Many physicians information on tions.info. Any are wanting to what practices of our clients gather information have to do to who bring orAdvance 3 on converting to receive the refer two orBeneficiary Notice Electronic Health stimulus money more physicians Records, but have and effectively or office many questions use an EHR managers to theICD-10 4, about stimulus system. seminar (fromImplementation 5 money, the The seminar non client government will be held on practices) willOpportunities For 6 criteria, and Tuesday, March receive $50 offOur Clients where to start. We 27th 2012 at the there MarchWhat Seminars 7 are hosting a FREE Fern Valley Hotel bill. There isAre You seminar to help and Conference limited space.Attending? answer these Center at 6:30 In order to questions. As you pm. There will be reserve yourCongratulations 7 know, several of wine and hor- seat pleaseMeaningful Users! our clients have dourves served. RSVP. now successfully PROFESSIONAL OFFICE SOLUTIONS, LLC.
  2. 2. PAGE 2 Accountable Care Organizations (ACO’s) We all hear a lot of talk about ACO’s, but it seems like most of us are unsure what exactly ACO’s are or what they mean for us personally. At a glance, an ACO is a group of physicians or a group of physicians and hospitals who work closely together under a contract with Medicare. This group would be responsible for caring for a minimum of 5,000 Medicare patients assigned to them. The goal of these ANSI 5010 provider groups would be to achieve certain health standards TESTING and goals in order to achieve bonus payments for providing good care and providing it efficiently. Professional Many people believe that this type of system is the key to achieving the United States goal of “National Quality Office Solutions Strategy”. This strategy has three core goals. These goals began ANSI 5010 are: testing months Better Care- Improve the healthcare of patients by healthcare ago. This will more patient centered, reliable, and safe. How do you do provide an easy, this? One way is to improve communication between providers. seamless So, if you work with the same physicians all the time,transition for both perhaps the lines of communication would be better. Healthy People and Communities-Improve the nations health byus and our billing delivering higher quality and practicing interventions to clients. You will address behavioral, social, and environmental determinants of not even notice a health. Affordable Care- Lower the cost of healthcare for everyone change! including not only patients, but the government and businesses. There are many speculations about whether this will ever actually take off and the federal regulations ever reach a final decision. Whether or not there is ever federal regulations in regards to ACO’s one thing is clear. Health insurance companies and employers are both pushing for a system where physicians and hospitals are held accountable for the overall cost and quality of care. This type of change will mean a change in fee schedules. Much like we now negotiate fee schedules with insurance companies, we will have to negotiate pay for certain standards of care. Furthermore, the way we bill and provide information will also change because we will have certain measures required to prove quality care. As changes continue to occur with the future of ACO’s Professional Office Solutions will continue to research and maintain the standards necessary to help your business continue to prosper and grow. As we learn and receive information on changes and advances we will be sure to relay the information to you. PROFESSIONAL OFFICE SOLUTIONS, LLC.
  3. 3. PAGE 3 POS HOLIDAY SCHEDULE Professional Office Solutions would like to let you know that our office will be closed on the following days: November 25….. Thanksgiving Welcome New November 26….Black Friday Customers! ***Closings are subject to change. There may be Professional Office more throughout the year as deemed necessary by Solutions would like to management. *** welcome two of our newest clients! 2011 Version of Advance Beneficiary Notice of Non- • Judy Carrico Family coverage Must Be Used Beginning Sunday, Practice & January 1, 2012 • Advanced Therapy Innovations In May 2011, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released an updated version of the Advance Beneficiary Notice of Noncoverage (ABN) (form CMS‐R‐131), which will replace the 2008 version of this form.  The 2011 version contains no substantive changes from the 2008 version of the notice and was approved by the Office of Management and Budget.  The 2008 and 2011 ABN notices are identical except that the release date of “3/11” is printed in the lower left hand corner of the new version.  The ABN is used by all providers, practitioners, and suppliers paid under Medicare Part B, as well as hospice providers and religious nonmedical healthcare institutions (RNHCIs) paid exclusively under Part A.   When the 2011 ABN was posted to the CMS Web site on Monday, May 16,  All of the staff atCMS announced a mandatory use date of Thursday, September 1 and permitted providers and suppliers to begin using the new form immediately.  Subsequently,  Professional Officewe received requests from the industry to extend this deadline in order to permit  Solutions wishes allproviders and suppliers with preprinted stockpiles of ABNs, time to exhaust their supplies.  of our clients, their  Providers and suppliers are allowed to use either the 2008 or 2011 version  staff , and familiesof the ABN through the end of this year; beginning Sunday, January 1, 2012, they  a happy holidaymust begin using the 2011 version.  ABNs issued after Sunday, January 1 that are prepared using the 2008 version of the notice will be considered invalid by  season!Medicare contractors.  2008 versions of the ABN that were issued prior to Sunday, January 1 as long‐term notification for repetitive  services delivered for up to one year will remain effective for the length of time specified on the notice.   Information and a copy of the 2011 version of the ABN (form CMS‐R‐131) can be found online  at http://www.CMS.gov/BNI, under the “FFS Revised ABN” link. 
  4. 4. PAGE 4 ICD-10 Implementation Effective Did you know the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has January 1st, mandated the replacement of the ICD-9-CM code sets used by medical coders and billers to report health care diagnoses and procedures with ICD-10 code sets, Passport effective Oct. 1, 2013. ICD-10 implementation will radically change the way Advantage is coding is currently done and will require a significant effort to implement. no longer a Documentation will become critical.carrier. If your patients ask The AAPC has found after thousands of ICD-10 assessments, that only 65% of today’s documentation is ready for the transition. This confirms that one of thewhat they need largest problems following the October 1, 2013 implementation date will be to do, have insufficient documentation to support the specificity required for the new ICD-10them call CGS code sets. Organizations every where are concerned this has been forgotten at the among all the other prepar customer ++ation activities. If the office is fully prepared for ICD-10, but clinicalservice phone documentation is not improved, accurate coding and proper payment will not be number, possible. It is believed a behavioral change in documentation habits for most providers will be necessary– don’t procrastinate– start preparing now.866-276-9558. An ICD-10 Assessment will: • Validate sufficient ICD-10 documentation • Identify ICD-10 clinical documentation deficiencies • Identify ICD-10 training specific to your needs. • Avoid an increase in denied or unbillable claims. • Prevent an interruption in revenue. Here are just a few examples to compare ICD-9 to ICD-10: ICD-9 Supplemental Classification V25.01 Contraception, oral V25.02 Contraception, other (diaphragm, etc.) V58.31 Dressing, surgical wound V01.9 Exposure, infectious disease, unspec. V72.31 Gynecological exam V06.8 Immunization, combination, other V04.81 Immunization, influenza V25.2 Sterilization V70.0 Well adult check PROFESSIONAL OFFICE SOLUTIONS, LLC.
  5. 5. VOLUME 4, ISSUE 2 PAGE 5 Technical Support Tips:ICD 10Supplemental ClassificationZ30.011 Encounter for initial prescription of contraceptive pillsZ30.013 Encounter for initial prescription of injectable contraceptive When loggingZ30.018 Encounter for initial prescription of contraceptives, unspecified out of AMS beZ48.01 Encounter for change or removal of surgical wound dressing sure to alwaysZ20.9 Contact with and exposure to unspecified communicable diseaseZ01.44 Encounter for gynecological examination (general) (routine) with abnormal push EXIT notfindings just hit the littleZ01.419 Encounter for gynecological examination (general (routine) without ab- X.normal findingsZ01.42 Encounter for cervical smear to confirm findings of recent normal smearfollowing initial abnormal smear Every morningZ23 Encounter for immunization when you log730.02 Encounter for sterilization into the systemZ00.00 Encounter for general adult medical examination without abnormal find-ings make sure youZ00.01 Encounter for general adult medical examination with abnormal findings. check the date!Z00.10 Encounter for routine child health examination without abnormal findings Other than dur-Z00.11 Encounter for routine child health examination with abnormal findings ing month end, you always want to select the cor- rect date to log in with. Professional Office Solutions will be at the LBPayne Conference for chiropractors on January 21st and 22nd. If any of our clients are going to be attending, please stop by our booth!
  6. 6. PAGE 6 PROFESSIONAL OFFICE SOLUTIONS VO L U M E 4 , I S S U E 1 OPPORTUNITIES FOR OUR CLIENTS... Free Advertising for Your Office! Out of ideas of how to advertise your practice? We all need new,creative marketing tools to get our business name out there. Foreach quarterly POS newsletter, we reserve two to three spaces for articles from our clients. This is a great way to advertise your office for free! Remember to get your article or ad in soon! This is first come, first serve! The articles we receive first are put in the newsletters first. We hold other articles for the next newsletter. If you would like us to use an article aboutyour office please email Tiffany at tiffanyl@prosolutions.info or Brittany at brittanyl@prosolutions.info. Referral Commission In todays member and are happy write you a checkharsh economy there with our services we for $200. This isare many people who would like for you our way for POS toare in need of a to refer your say thank you forlittle extra cash! associates to us. sharing yourDid you know When a confidence in ourreferring physician refers a services.Professional Office colleague and they When you make aSolutions to your sign a billing referral please havecolleagues could contract with us we the physician ormean added income will give your office manager callor discounts to office a $500 credit Dan or Teresa Lusteryour practice? off your next at (877) 338-8800Professional Office invoice. If you are and make sure theySolutions would a staff member and give us your name solike to thank you refer another that we can thankfor referring your physician or you for thecolleagues to us. practice to us and referral.If you are a they sign a billingphysician or staff contract we will Teresa Luster, CPC
  7. 7. PAGE 7 PROFESSIONAL OFFICE SOLUTIONS VO L U M E 4 , I S S U E 1 “ W E TA K E T H E P A I N O U T O F M E D I C A L B I L L I N G . ” Congratulations to Our New “Meaningful Users”Professional Office Solutions would like to congratulate all of ourclients who have worked hard to prove “Meaningful Use” of anelectronic medical records system. In our previous issue, weannounced that 3 providers had received their stimulus money. We areproud to say that there are now 5 providers who use ProfessionalOffice Solutions EMR who have received their stimulus money. We have4 more doctors who have attested, and are currently waiting to alsoreceive their payments!If you have not yet started using an EMR system, it is not too late! Call today for more information on how to get started! “LIKE US” Professional Office Solutions created a Facebook page. You cansearch for “Professional Office Solutions”, go to our website,www.prosolutions.info, or go to http://www.facebook.com/pages/Professional-Office-Solutions/172644952810303 to like us. We updatethis page with helpful information for our clients and otherphysicians. Find interesting articles relating to the medicalfield, find testimonials, leave comments, and learn about changeshappening here! What Seminars Are You Attending? If you or your office staff are attending seminars, conferences, orlectures Professional Office Solutions, LLC wants to know! We send arebillers to conferences to keep up there continuing education units, and wewant to advertise at a few events. If you are planning on attending aconference and want to share the information about when and where theconference is please email the information to TiffanyL@prosolutions.info.
  8. 8. Professional Office Solutions 5239 Cedar Grove Road #3 Shepherdsville, KY 40165 Professional Office Solutions NEWSINSIDE THIS ISSUE: • Free Meaningful Use SeminarAlso see: Call ASAP to reserve • FREE Meaningful Use Seminar your spot for March 27th, • ACOs 2012 at our FREE Mean- • Implementing ICD-10 ingful Use Seminar! There • POS on Facebook! is limited space. RSVP today!