Documentation Excellence: ICD-10 from a Physician's Perspective

Plan to attend this free program

Colorado Springs: Sept. 10, 6:30 - 8 p.m.

In less than two months the United States will transition from the ICD-9 code set for medical diagnoses to ICD-10. Even though the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced that they will allow flexibility in the claims auditing and quality reporting process, beginning Oct. 1 claims must be submitted (for Medicare/Medicaid and commercial payers) with the ICD-10 diagnosis codes.

No doubt your staff has already begun preparations for the transition; however it is important for physicians to understand how the ICD-10 documentation requirements differ from those of ICD-9. Your staff needs your help. As you have heard, ICD-10 diagnosis coding is much more specific than ICD-9, and your staff can't code something that hasn't been documented.

To help physicians with this transition, the Colorado Medical Society and Colorado Access present "Documentation Excellence: ICD-10 from a Physician's Perspective," with James M. Taylor, MD, Senior Medical Director of Clinical Analytics/Performance Improvement at Colorado Access. This 90-minute program is accredited for 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ and will be presented at locations along the Front Range thanks to the support of organizations such as the Boulder County Medical Society, Clear Creek Medical Society, Colorado Medical Group Management Association, Denver Medical Society, El Paso County Medical Society, Northern Colorado Medical Society and the Pikes Peak Chapter of the Professional Association of Health Care Office Management.
The primary audience is intended to be physicians. Please encourage your practice's physicians to attend. Practice managers are welcome to attend with one of their practice's physicians.

1175 Chapel Hills Dr - Colorado Springs, CO 80920
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Plan to attend the gathering for and about physicians, the EPCMS Physician Connection, the evening of September 16.  Bring a friend, family member, or other guest and join us for an evening of collegiality and information.

Visit with old and new friends, discover businesses in the community, visit sponsor booths to become eligible for outstanding door prizes and drawings, and earn a COPIC point and/or CME. Be sure to stay for the short informative meeting for news from your local medical society and what is in store in the year ahead, all the while enjoying dinner and cash bar.

Free with your EPCMS membership!  Members and their guest attend the Physician Connection at no charge.  Others: $30

RSVP no later than September 14 or Call the 24 hour RSVP Line @ 719.471.6991
For more information, visit or call 591-2424

Each year, COPIC presents nearly 400 in-person seminars on a variety of topics. These seminars are developed from insight drawn from claim reviews, input from our staff, recent trends in health care, and current medical literature.  The topic at this EPCMS Physician Connection is : COPIC M&M


DoubleTree Hotel, 1775 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd.
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The July 16 New Realities in Health Care Event about the importance of communication in the New Reality of Health Care today was widely hailed as interesting and informative.  Sponsored by First Commercial Bank and Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care, the program began at 3:15 PM with ICD-10 for providers: what you need to know presented by Denny Flint, Managing Partner of The Talon Group.  Learn more about ICD-10 here

The evening session which began at 5 PM was designated for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits and 2 COPIC Points.  Dennis Boyle, M.D., Rheumatologist at Denver Health and Hospitals and Assistant Dean of Community Based Medical Education at University of Colorado School of Medicine, spoke about the verbal and non-verbal behaviors that contribute to success or miscommunication and best practices in communicating with patients and members of your team.  Erik Wallace, M.D., Internal Medicine physician and Associate Dean for Colorado Springs Branch, University of Colorado School of Medicine also spoke about how medical education improves the quality of your practice and the lives of your patients

1465 Kelly Johnson Blvd., #130
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