Talk Ten Tuesday Podcasts

Painful to recall, yet now burned into the nation’s consciousness, are the gruesome scenes and sounds from last Sunday night’s shooting massacre during an outdoor music festival in Las Vegas, an event that left 59 dead and more than 500 injured.

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Now that the compliance deadline for implementing ICD-10 codes has passed, ICD-11 is already on the horizon. For the very latest news on this development, be sure to listen to the upcoming edition of Talk Ten Tuesdays, when Robert Jakob with the World Health Organization (WHO) will provide you with an update on the new code set and when the industry can expect the new codes to become effective.

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A new set of codes for blindness and low vision was recently released, and with that brings many changes for documentation and coding. The codes are effective Oct. 1, 2017and come as a result of a campaign by the World Health Organization (WHO), which in 2013 advocated for greater clarity in the reporting of blindness and low vision. Rhonda Buckholtz, the vice president of strategic development for the ECL Group, will have our lead story during the next edition of Talk Ten Tuesdays.

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Tens of thousands of Americans are now living in shelters.

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The next big milestone for ICD-10 is the Coordination and Maintenance Committee meeting in Baltimore this coming Tuesday and Wednesday. The two-day meeting will cover the latest requests for diagnosis and procedure codes. Monitoring and reporting on the meeting during the next edition of Talk Ten Tuesdays will be Gloryanne Bryant, past president of the California Health Information Association.

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The outpatient clinical documentation program at Essentia Health will be the subject of a special report during the next edition of Talk Ten Tuesdays. Discussing how the department is organized and staffed will be Tracy Boldt, the system’s manager. Essentia is an integrated health system serving patients in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, and Idaho with 15,000 employees, including more than 1,900 physicians and advanced practitioners.

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