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Archives for March 2013

Healthcare Providers Unprepared for New ICD-10 Codes

ICD-10 CodesAccording to the latest edition of Georgia’s Department of Community Health’s newsletter, most healthcare providers are not ready for the conversion for the ICD-10 Code set.

ICD-10 survey* says most providers are ill-prepared!

  • 62% of Georgia physicians have not begun to prepare for the conversion to ICD-10 Code Sets.
  • 83% said that they have either been too busy with other priorities to embrace and implement ICD-10 or are unaware of where to start and what they need to do.
  • 11% know ICD-10 is coming but don’t think it will be difficult to handle.

*Physician Survey of ICD-10 Awareness and Readiness, Medical Association of Georgia and the Department of Community Health (2/2013)

DCH is offering a free Webinar on March 26, 2013, to help providers prepare. Visit for more information

Jeyaram & Associates Celebrates 6 Years of Business

cupcakeCongratulations to Jeyaram & Associates for hanging out its shingle 6 years ago this month! Less than half of start up businesses are in business for more than 5 years.

The firm celebrated with a little help from Cloud 9 Cupcakes – winner of cupcake wars on The Food Network


News Alert: New Rule for Medicaid Referrals

physicianAccording to Georgia’s Department of Community Health’s lastest newsletter: Any physician or eligible practitioner who orders, prescribes, or refers Medicaid members to Fee-for-Service (FFS) providers or for Medicaid-covered services must soon be enrolled as a Medicaid Ordering, Prescribing and Referring (OPR) provider, according to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), even if they do not submit claims to Medicaid for their services.

The Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) has begun alerting physicians and providers of this new rule and will begin accepting applications for these OPR providers as of April 1, 2013.

Read the full article and requirements here.