George B. Breen, a Member of the Firm in the Health Care and Life Sciences and Litigation practices and Chair of the firm’s National Health Care and Life Sciences Practice Steering Committee, in the firm’s Washington, DC, office, was quoted in Medical Economics, in “Everything Doctors Should Know About ICD-10 Glitch,” by Keith Loria.
Following is an excerpt:
George B. Breen, an attorney with Epstein Becker & Green and chair of the firm’s National Health Care and Life Sciences Practice Steering Committee, says physicians should be closely following—and implementing—any changes to the ICD-10 coding system.
“It is critical that practices regularly train billing staff to ensure the most accurate reporting possible,” he says. “These changes often call for training of both clinical and billing staff in order to make sure that coding is in sync with the intent and content of the medical record.”