SAN ANTONIO, TX, November 22, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Practice Management Institute (PMI) today announced that its faculty member, Sunjanel Avecilla, will speak to a group of medical office professionals in San Antonio December 9, to help prepare them for the transition to the new diagnostic coding system, ICD-10-CM.
The meeting will take place on Thursday, December 6 at Fleming's Steakhouse at 255 E. Basse Rd. in the Quarry from 5-8 p.m. Complimentary cocktails and dinner will be provided along with the presentation and question and answer period.
PMI faculty member, Sunjanel Avecilla, EMT-P, CMC, CPC, CMIS, CMOM, will discuss how offices can work toward a seamless transition to the new coding system, which is set to replace the current ICD-9-CM coding classifications in October of 2014.
The 60-minute session will discuss:
• Key steps needed to take to ensure ICD-10-CM preparedness
• How enhanced documentation training is required to support the detail in ICD-10-CM.
• The impact of ICD-10 transition on EHRs
• Examples of crosswalks to help understand differences in coding systems
• Use of flags in the mapping system
Limited seating is available and RSVP must be made by 11/29/12. All attendees will receive 1.5 CEU credits from PMI. There is a limit of two attendees per practice. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 678-221-0645.
"We're looking forward to partnering with Practice Management Institute on our ICD-10 educational event in San Antonio," said Phil Dolan, Navicure's Chief Marketing Officer. "Navicure and PMI share the same mission of improving the business of practicing medicine. With effective practice management and educational tools, our clients can spend less time on practice health, and more time on patient health. ICD-10 is an enormously important regulatory transition that will affect every member of a practice's team from physician to biller, so those that attend will leave understanding the steps they must take to prepare in a short period of time."
Navicure is a leading Internet-based medical claims clearinghouse that helps physician practices increase profitability through improved claims reimbursement and staff productivity. Serving over 28,000 healthcare providers in practices nationwide, Navicure's solutions automate account receivables processes, including primary and secondary claims reimbursement; patient eligibility verification; rejected and denied claims management, including appeals; electronic remittance and posting; claims and remittance reporting and analysis; and patient statement processing. Navicure's solution is supported by its unique 3-Ring Client Service which guarantees that a client service representative will answer every client call in three rings or less.
Practice Management Institute (PMI) is the training, networking and credentialing source for medical office professionals. For 30 years, physicians and their staff have looked to PMI for training that contributes to a more efficient, profitable and compliant office. Classes are hosted in 300 of the nation's leading hospitals, medical societies and colleges. PMI awards certification by exam to accomplished medical office coding, reimbursement, and management professionals. In all, more than 17,000 medical office professionals have earned their credentials through PMI.
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