Transitioning the Workers’ Compensation Official Medical Fee Schedule (OMFS) for Physician Services to RBRVS as of 1/1/2014 and Implementation of ICD-10—How to Prepare
2014 will bring two important changes to orthopaedic practices—Transitioning the Workers’ Compensation OMFS for Physician Services to a Medicare RBRVS system—effective January, 2014 and Implementation of ICD-10 as of October, 2014. The new Workers’ Compensation fee schedule will affect reimbursement and Ground Rules.
This is the only course that will focus on orthopaedic issues. Order this course to see how these changes will affect your practice.
The course will cover:
Course Moderator: Tom Grogan, M.D.
Transitioning the Workers’ Compensation OMFS for Physician Services to RBRVS
Faculty: Sue Honor-Vangerov, Esq.—Certified coder and former manager of the DWC Medical Unit
- OMFS reimbursement levels—how the transition will affect orthopaedic practices
- New ground and billing rules
- Understanding how to bill Evaluation & Management services during the post-operative global surgical period
- Changes to consultation codes/prolonged service codes/multiple surgery rule/report codes/physical therapy billing
- Unique California codes
The “Implementation of ICD-10”
Faculty: Mary Jean Sage, The Sage Associates
- Planning upgrades to practice management system/EMR
- How to set up your “pick” list to refine the list of possible ICD-10 codes
- Training your staff—who needs to be trained and what do they need to know
- Developing the most efficient internal structure for implementation
- How the GEM translation software can help in the conversion
- Walk through orthopaedic case examples including a conversion of ICD-9 codes to ICD-10
$185 per person—COA Member/Office staff (all orthopaedic surgeons in group are COA members)
$200 per person—COA Non Member/Office Staff