Foster Physician Involvement and Education Under ICD-10
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Foster Physician Involvement and
Education Under ICD-10

According to the 2013 CDI Week Industry Overview Survey, physician apathy/lack of response and interest (53.5% of respondents) and inadequate plan/support for physician education (27.4%) are the two biggest obstacles to successful implementation of ICD-10 in hospitals nationwide. That's because ICD-10 can seem overwhelming, cumbersome, and unnecessary to the average physician.

Join Robert C. Bauer, RHIA, and Cathy Machacyk, MA/LS, BSN, RN, both Senior Managers with 3M Health Information Systems' Consulting Services, in this free webcast as they provide you and your physician staff with a high-level/high reward analysis of the key documentation changes within each body system under ICD-10. You will learn how to increase physician involvement and engagement in your ICD-10 preparation efforts and begin implementing timely, targeted queries to ensure readiness for the Oct. 1, 2014 deadline.


  1. Introduction to ICD-10
  2. Important ICD-10 changes by body system
  3. Fostering physician involvement
    1. When to begin querying physicians
    2. Key strategies to obtain physician involvement
  4. Q&A

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the changes in physician documentation needed for accurate code assignment in ICD-10.
  • List the major changes within each body system.
  • Issue physician queries to obtain added specificity under ICD-10
  • Engage physician interest in ICD-10

Presented by: Cathy Machacyk, MA/LS, BSN, RN, and Robert C. Bauer, RHIA

Cathy Machacyk, MA/LS, BSN, RN

Cathy is a Senior Manager with 3M Health Information Systems' Consulting Services. She manages Acute Care Services for 3M DRG Assurance, ICD-10 assessments, clinical documentation validations, and operational assessments. She is an ICD-10-Certified Trainer. Cathy is a registered nurse with a BSN, and a master's degree in liberal studies focusing on cultural anthropology.

Cathy has more than 35 years clinical experience in emergency medicine, medical/surgical, intensive care and subacute/rehabilitation care. She has also managed and directed multiple inpatient clinical units and departments, and managed multiple regions for two subacute rehabilitation corporations. Prior to working with 3M, Cathy was a senior consultant with Ernst & Young in their clinical documentation management program division.

Robert C. Bauer, RHIA

Rob is a Senior Manager with 3M Health Information Systems' Consulting Services. He manages acute care services for 3M DRG Assurance, ICD-10 assessments, coding validations, and operational assessments. Rob has more than 25 years experience in health information management, managing under different levels of facilities, ranging from 200 beds to 1450 beds. He has experience in for-profit, non-profit, and teaching institutions.

Rob has experience in health information management departments, including coding, abstracting, transcription, tumor registry, corporate compliance, and quality management. He has also implemented and converted several systems including transcription, coding, master patient index, and hospital-wide systems. He has prepared for regulatory surveys such as CMS, Joint Commission and Tumor Registry. He has led teams on Confidentiality, Ethics, and Team Building issues, and is also an ICD-10-Certified Trainer.

About 3M Health Information Systems

Best known for its market-leading coding system and ICD-10 expertise, 3M Health Information Systems delivers innovative software and consulting services designed to raise the bar for clinical documentation improvement, computer-assisted coding, performance monitoring, and quality outcomes reporting. 3M's robust healthcare data dictionary and terminology services support data interoperability and the expansion and accuracy of the electronic health record. With nearly 30 years of healthcare industry experience and the know-how of more than 100 credentialed 3M coding experts, 3M is the go-to choice for more than 5,000 hospitals worldwide that want to improve quality and financial performance. For more information, call 800-367-2447, visit or follow on Twitter @3MHISNews

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