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Inside This Issue - News from TennCare, Earn CEUs at Local Meetings, Volunteer Opportunities - September 04, 2015:

Attention TennCare Providers

 
To ensure compliance with Federal Regulation 42 CFR 455.410(b), please be aware that the following message will be appear on your next Medicaid crossover claim Remittance Advice: 
 
Please be advised that effective September 25, 2015, which will affect claims processed on the 10/02/2015 Remittance Advice, TennCare will deny claims containing secondary provider data (rendering, attending, referring, ordering, operating, etc.) for any provider who is not actively enrolled with the TennCare program.   The submission of an NPI for the secondary provider is required, unless the provider has an atypical provider status. Pursuant to federal regulation,  42CFR 455.410(b), â€œthe State Medicaid agency must require all ordering or referring physicians or other professionals providing services under the State plan or under a waiver of the plan to be enrolled as participating providers”.
 
To obtain additional information regarding provider registration, please visit the following link or contact TennCare Provider Services at 1-800-852-2683. 

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Coalition for ICD-10 Comments on Final CMS End-to-end Testing

by Coalition for ICD-10

The Coalition for ICD-10 commends the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on the success of its July end-to-end testing, which demonstrated that CMS systems are ready to accept and process ICD-10 claims.

Participants in the testing week were successfully able to submit ICD-10 test claims and have them processed through Medicare billing systems. Professional claims represented more than half the test claims submitted during the July end-to-end testing week.

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Call for Nominations


The Tennessee Health Information Management Association (THIMA) Nominating Committee wants you to suggest fellow members and/or yourself as possible candidates for the THIMA Board of Director and Nominating Committee positions.

Click here to complete the online nomination form and to learn more about the responsibilities of the positions.

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Local HIMA News and Meetings

Announcing Chattanooga Area HIMA September Meeting


CAHIMA Meeting
September 17, 2015
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM ET

CEU: 1


Topic


THIMA Update
 

Speaker


THIMA President Donna Coomes, MBA, RHIA, CHPS, CPHQ, CCS, HIPAA Compliance Officer, will be bringing the THIMA Update.   Attend this session to learn important information about HIM developments in TN and around the country, as well as happenings within THIMA.
 

Location


Chattanooga State Community College
Health Science Center, Room 2106
4501 Amnicola Hwy
Chattanooga, TN 37406
Phone: 423-697-2582


Registration


CAHIMA Members: FREE
Non-Members: $10

Click here to register.

Online Registration will close end of business Monday, September 14, 2015. Onsite registration will not be available.

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Announcing Middle TN - September Meeting


SAVE THE DATE – REGISTRATION INFO COMING SOON!
 

Date 


September 23, 2015
11:00 am – 1:00 pm Central


Location


Maury Regional Medical Center, Columbia TN
 

Speaker

Donna CoomesTHIMA President Donna Coomes, MBA, RHIA, CHPS, CPHQ, CCS, HIPAA Compliance Officer, will be bringing the THIMA Update.   Other speaker(s) TBD.




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Announcing West Tennessee HIMA – Coding Update by Karen Scott


Date


September 9, 2015 
10:00 am - 3:00 pm Central


Agenda

  • Overview of CM and PCS coding guidelines…particularly those that may be problematic in I-10.
  • Coding scenarios to demonstrate the application of coding guidelines discussed above.
  • General review of DRGs that may shift with the use of I-10 codes…focusing on reduced reimbursement.
  • Discussion of answers to clinical scenarios reviewed.

Location


Jackson Madison County General Hospital
J. Walter Barnes Auditorium
620 Skyline Drive
Jackson, TN 38301


Registration Fees


Member/Non-Member - $75
Quantity Member/Non-Member - $60
(3 or more from same facility)
Onsite Registration - $85
Registration after 9/4/15

Online Registration Closes Friday, September 4, 2015.

Registration at the door is permitted.

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THA Fall Compliance Conference 2015

(Co-Sponsored by THIMA)


Date


September 11, 2015
7:45am-3:45pm
 

Location


Saint Thomas West Hospital
4220 Harding Road
Nashville, TN
Registration Fee: $25
 

Approved for CEUs


HCCA - 7.3
AHIMA - 6.0
Health Ethics Trust - 8
 
Network, learn from expert speakers and earn CEs!
 
Come join us for another great conference!

Click here for more information and registration.

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September 17, 2015
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