The PULSE of The Physician Alliance
Friday, August 30, 2019
Coding webinar focuses on ICD-10 updates
The Physician Alliance is hosting a complimentary Lunch with the Coder webinar focused on coding tips and updates to help practices improve diagnostic coding accuracy. Check out the upcoming webinar details below and register today .

Lunch with the Coder: Coding Changes You Need to Know Now
Wednesday, Sept. 4, 12-1pm

About the program : This webinar will focus on upcoming ICD-10 updates for fiscal year 2020 (Oct. 1, 2019—Sep. 30, 2020).  The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released many ICD-10 coding updates that can impact a physician's diagnostic coding accuracy. These new ICD-10 code descriptions include 273 additions, 21 deletions, and 30 revisions, effective Oct. 1, 2019, which will increase the code set from 71,932 to 72,184 diagnoses.

Who should attend : Physicians and practice staff involved with coding/billing

REGISTER NOW for this webinar.

Check out all of The Physician Alliance's upcoming webinars and seminars!
Special program offers tips and tactics to improve patient experience
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network are hosting a special, limited seating program to help practices with tips, truths and tactics related to patient experiences and coding.

The program will provide tactics for helping patients follow treatment protocol and improve office work environment and staff satisfaction, and share the latest information on closing gaps in care. The sessions are designed to be interactive and educational. The program targets physicians, office managers, patient experience leaders, coders and billing staff.

Click here to learn more and register for an upcoming session (click on the session time box to register). There are multiple dates/locations available - a Sterling Heights program is available Tuesday, Sept. 24.
Learn about the latest clinical information in diabetes management
Learn about the latest in clinical care management of type 1 diabetes at a special educational workshop on Friday, Sept. 13, 2019 .

This complimentary interactive workshop focuses on providing the latest information in type 1 diabetes (T1D) management for primary care clinicians. Case examples and presentations from experts in T1D care are used to demonstrate how diabetes technologies, adjunctive therapies, and psychosocial care can help improve patient engagement and outcomes.

The workshop, hosted in Ann Arbor, runs 7:30am-2:10pm; breakfast and lunch included. CME credits are available to attendees . For more information and to register, click here .

** Reminder : The Physician Alliance created a variety of patient education materials focused on prediabetes and diabetes care. Click here to view and order materials.
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