Passport Plans Workshops for Providers in our Network that Will Focus on Kentucky HEALTH

Passport logoPassport Health Plan is presenting a series Provider Workshops to focus on Kentucky HEALTH and how it may affect our providers’ practices.

There are 7 workshops being planned around the Commonwealth in May, along with 3 webinars, and all providers are being asked and encouraged to attend one of the workshops in their area. The workshops will be held:

  • Monday, May 14: Receptions, 1379 Donaldson Hwy, Erlanger
  • Tuesday, May 15: Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn, 2840 W Parrish Ave., Owensboro
  • Wednesday, May 16: National Corvette Museum, 350 Corvette Drive, Bowling Green
  • Thursday, May 17: Paroquet Springs Conference Centre, 395 Paroquet Springs Drive, Shepherdsville
  • Tuesday, May 22: Hilton Garden Inn Pikeville, 849 Hambley Blvd., Pikeville
  • Wednesday, May 23: Embassy Suites at Lexington Green, 245 Lexington Green Cir., Lexington
  • Thursday, May 24: University of Louisville Shelby Hurst Campus, 450 N. Whittington Pkwy., Louisville

All workshops will run from 10 a.m. to noon (local time) and will include lunch. There will also be webinars planned for providers who can’t attend one of these workshops.

For more information, please click here. To RSVP for a workshop or a webinar, please click here.

 

Healthcare Providers Prepare for New ICD-10 Code Sets this Week

ICD-10 LogoHealthcare providers around the country have been preparing for this Thursday, October 1, when the ICD-9 code sets used to report medical diagnoses and inpatient procedures will be replaced by ICD-10 code sets.

ICD-10 consists of two parts:

  • ICD-10-CM diagnosis coding, which is for use in all U.S. health care settings.
  • ICD-10-PCS inpatient procedure coding, which is for use in U.S. hospital settings.

ICD-10 will affect diagnosis and inpatient procedure coding for everyone covered by the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA), not just those who submit Medicare or Medicaid claims:

  • Claims for services provided on or after the compliance date should be submitted with ICD-10 diagnosis codes.
  • Claims for services provided prior to the compliance date should be submitted with ICD-9 diagnosis codes.

The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has created a special website called RoadTo10.org that bills itself as the “one-stop source for all things ICD-10.”

Also, for any provider in the Passport network who has questions about the ICD-10, you can contact Provider Services at (800) 578-0775, or contact your provider relations specialist. To see other “eNews” mailings that get shared with providers, please click here.