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Patients Quit Smoking


can dramatically reduce the short-term negative impacts of making the change to ICD-10. The longer a practice waits, the less


time it has to make the changes and the more expensive the transition in terms of loss of productivity. This is due to a rushed sprint that upends your ability to conduct day-to-day business. A period of two-plus years allows for a deliberate and phased approach if you start right now.


Here are the phases:


Tune in to POEP’s tobacco cessation podcast, “Tobacco Cessation Counseling: Right for the Patient, Good for Reimbursement” to learn the importance of talking to patients about tobacco cessation, and how to document and code your services for payment.


Take advantage of these resources to help you motivate patients to quit smoking. • Tobacco Cessation pocket guide • “Tobacco Intervention and the Health Care Provider” educational module/podcast


• CanQuit iPhone app


Continuing medical education credit available for completing the educational module/podcasts. A CME processing fee may apply for some products.


www.poep.org (800) 880-1300, ext. 1469


The Physician Oncology Education Program provides resources and clinical tools to help primary care physicians prevent and control cancer in Texas.


1. Engaging and educating physicians and staff,


2. Assessing current readiness and im- pact,


3. Creating your timeline and transition plan,


4. Implementing your transition plan, and


5. Conducting a post-transition analysis and reporting. n


Denny Flint is president and director of Educational Ser- vices for Complete Practice Resources. He is a nationally recognized educator, speaker, consultant, and former chief executive officer of a multispecialty, multilocation physician group and management services organization.


TMA ADVANTAGE TMA helps with ICD-10 transition


TMA now offers easy-to-use electronic GEMs mapping software to help practices with the transition to ICD-10. This tool, avail- able as a download or web-based, will help you quickly and easily identify which ICD-10 codes replace the ICD-9 codes you now use. It allows you to:


• Search by code, code description, or key words; • Create and save a “favorites” list of commonly used codes; and


• Develop and print quick reference lists. There is a one-time purchase price with no ongoing subscrip-


tion fees. Log on to https://texmed.inreachce.com/ and click on Cod- ing and then ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM Translation Software to purchase the software. Stay abreast of TMA’s ICD-10 educational programs by con- tacting practice management consultant Heather Bettridge, a certified professional coder and certified professional medi- cal auditor. She maintains a database of physicians and staff who request special notification of TMA’s upcoming ICD-10, seminars, workshops, and webinars as details become avail- able. Email her at heather.bettridge@texmed.org.


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