Talk Ten Tuesday Podcasts

Join Chuck Buck and Erica Remer, MD, program hosts of Talk Ten Tuesdays, when they welcome Adele Towers, MD to the next edition of the weekly Internet broadcast.  

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Two developing stories will be reported during the next edition of Talk Ten Tuesdays. 

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Are the current evaluation and management (E&M) documentation guidelines outdated and burdensome? Evidently, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) thinks so.

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The third-quarter 2017 issue of AHA’s (the American Hospital Association’s) Coding Clinic for ICD-10-CM/PCS has been released, and during the next edition of Talk Ten Tuesdays, Gloryanne Bryant will report on its significance and why it’s good news to have this publication earlier than usual.

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The second installment in a series of broadcasts highlighting the new 2018 ICD-10-CM/PCS code updates is coming up during the next edition of Talk Ten Tuesdays. There are changes in both the CM and PCS categories, plus new codes that impact other codes; reporting on these changes will be Patty Sheridan, senior vice president of health information management (HIM) services for Ciox Health.

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Thousands of new ICD-10 codes are coming your way, just in time for the Oct. 1, 2018 fiscal year. The changes are massive, and this coming Tuesday’s broadcast of Talk Ten Tuesdays marks the first in a series of reports to review them.

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Before there was the Gutenberg press, there were scribes: those charged with the arduous task of hand-copying documents. In ancient Judaism, scribes were recognized as record keepers.

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MACRA, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, is back in the news. This past Tuesday, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its anticipated MACRA proposed rule for 2018 – one that would exclude approximately 134,000 small providers from participating in the program.

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What lessons can be applied at your facility when monitoring coder productivity? Is coder productivity at your facility keeping pace with top performers, according to survey results from the largest ICD-10 productivity research study conducted to date?

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