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ObamaCare announcement: ICD-10 implementation delayed

An opportunity to increase your readiness through proactive education, practice, and testing

By Marty Kotlar, DC, CPCO, CBCS, Target Coding

On Tuesday, April 1, 2014, President Barack Obama signed into law the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014. The President’s signature on the bill prevents a scheduled 24-percent cut to Medicare physician payments, which would have kicked in on April 1. The legislation also delays for at least one year the implementation date for ICD-10.

We encourage you to keep calm and code on. If you were ready for ICD-10 implementation, then we know this delay may be difficult. We will support you with refresher seminars and webinars. If you needed another year, then this delay offers an opportunity to increase your readiness through proactive education, practice, and testing. The postponement allows improvement of anatomical knowledge, review and adjustment of documentation quality and clinician education, and adjustment of coding and billing procedures.

 

Target Coding remains committed to serving you with the highest quality training and support to help you adapt to the ever-changing healthcare environment. Please watch for subsequent posts and other communications for more information.

 

Dr. Marty Kotlar, president of Target Coding, has helped chiropractors during the last 12 years to improve reimbursement through proper and compliant CPT coding. You can also sign up for webinar presentations. For more information call 800-270-7044 or visit www.targetcoding.com

 

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