Avisena's Wendy Frierson Addresses Georgia Podiatric Medical Association
ICD-10 AHIMA certified trainer stresses the critical importance of accurate documentation in preparing for the October 1, 2014 mandate
Miami, FL (I-Newswire) October 10, 2012 - “Given that 50% of the new coding structures for ICD-10 are muscularskeletal, the effect on workflow, communication, and reimbursement for the nation’s 13,000-plus Podiatry practices will be a major concern.” With this statement, Avisena Director of Billing, Compliance and Education, Wendy Owens-Frierson, CPC, CPCO, CPC-1, garnered the attention of the crowd of Podiatrists assembled for the annual Georgia Podiatric Medical Association (GPMA) Fall Meeting, September 21-23, in Hiawasee, Georgia.
Frierson’s presentation, “ICD-10: Closer Than You Think,” stressed the critical importance of early preparation for the looming October 1, 2014 compliance deadline, and the ongoing need for accurate documentation to the GPMA audience.
“Wendy’s timely presentation was a wake-up call for everyone in attendance and revealed that attempting the transition to ICD-10 compliance without expert guidance may not be wise,” said Paul Colon, DPM, FACFAS, of American Foot and Leg Specialists, Atlanta.
“We are proud of Wendy’s many industry contributions and thought leadership on compliance issues,” noted Avisena CEO Joseph P. Radigan. “She is a tremendous asset to our organization and underscores our resolve to ensure a seamless ICD-10 transition for each Avisena client partner.”
A voluntary professional association, the GPMA was incorporated in 1933 for the purpose of providing social interaction and education for its members, while safeguarding the foot, ankle, and leg health of all Georgians. It provides a forum for the advancement of the art and science of Podiatric medicine through ongoing medical
education for its members. It serves as the voice of the profession in the Georgia legislature, dedicating itself to programs and activities that enhance the competence and success of the Podiatric physician. For more information, visit www.gapma.com
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Published On:October 10, 2012
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