POAA at the Annual POMA Clinical Assembly
New this year, practice managers/administrators are invited to join the educational sessions with their physicians at the 2016 POMA Clinical Assembly on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at the Radisson Valley Forge & Valley Forge Event Center in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.
Registration costs $50. Click here to download the registration form.
If you have any questions, please contact Nancy Becker, POAA president, at (610) 278-3055 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to seeing you in May!
Attention Office Managers and Administrators
The POAA is trying to reach out to all Office Managers and Administrators working for Osteopathic Physicians in Pennsylvania. We hope to accomplish this with your help. Please ask your colleagues to email us contact information. Please send your emails to Nancy Becker, POAA President, at email@example.com. Include specialty and expertise information. We are hoping to develop a resource for members to tap when questions arise. Thank you for your help!
Transitioning to ICD-10
With the implementation of ICD-10 set for October 1, 2015, panic is beginning to set in!
Many trainers have focused on the coding of injuries sustained by debris falling from trucks, crossing bridges or eating poison mushrooms in a state park while on walk with a Girl Scout Troop to show how specificity is important. Unless you are already coding external causes of illness and injury, focusing on being pecked to death by a duck won't do you any good.
In the next month or so, PLEASE use the websites or draft code sets available to you to find the ICD-10 comparables to the ICD-9 codes you already use. Most new codes have been added because of laterality and identification of visit sequence of residual effect of an injury.
If you work in a specialty that documents, for example, RIGHT, LEFT, BILATERAL, DOMINANT SIDE, RESIDUALS, MULTIPLE VISITS, you have real work to do starting right now!
- List your most commonly used icd-9 codes
- Find the icd-10 equivalent?
- Look at the description and determine what documentation will be required to properly support each code. Revise your templates; train your providers.
Act 31 - Mandated Reporter Training
Rep. Scott Petri presented information regarding the recently passed Pennsylvania Child Abuse Laws. Deemed as mandated reporters, people who work in medical offices are required to be trained and screened. There are 3 screenings that each of us, depending on access to children, must complete. For more information go to www.KeepKidsSafe.pa.gov.