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Toshya Griffin, CPC

Toshya is the Coding Resource Manager at GroupOne Health Source. Toshya has years of experience as a Certified Professional Coder for GroupOne's RCM customers. Her role as a Coding Resource Manager helps her share her coding knowledge with RCM teams and customers to help minimize denials and improve the reimbursement process.

Email: tgriffin@g1hs.com

Author's Posts

ICD-10 Documentation and Coding Concepts Webcast: Pediatrics

by Toshya Griffin, CPC on June 16, 2014

CMS invites you to view a newly released webcast on ICD-10 documentation and coding concepts for pediatrics. This webcast is the first in the CMS “Road to 10” series designed to help you with ICD-10 clinical documentation specific to your medical specialty. 

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Topics: ICD-10

ICD-10 Documentation and Coding Concepts Webcast: OBGYN

by Toshya Griffin, CPC on June 13, 2014

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Topics: ICD-10

ICD-10 Documentation and Coding Concepts Webcast: Cardiology

by Toshya Griffin, CPC on June 12, 2014

CMS invites you to view a newly released webcast on ICD-10 documentation and coding concepts for cardiology. This webcast is the first in the CMS “Road to 10” series designed to help you with ICD-10 clinical documentation specific to your medical specialty. 

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Topics: ICD-10

4 Steps to Help You Trump ICD-10

by Toshya Griffin, CPC on April 29, 2014

If you have not heard by now, CMS has delayed ICD-10 implementation until October 2015. The delay either has you annoyed, doing a happy dance, or perhaps both.  Already start your ICD-10 implementation phase?  If so, it is crucial not to lose the ICD-10 momentum.  If you have not implemented a plan yet, you are in luck!  However the luck will run out so it is important that you take steps to prepare for the ICD-10 implementation.  The thought of the switch alone is stressful but procrastination will only make the transition more difficult.

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Topics: ICD-10, Coding

Less Than 10% of Physician Practices Ready for ICD-10

by Toshya Griffin, CPC on February 10, 2014

Englewood, Colo., Feb. 4, 2014 – As the Oct. 1 compliance date to transition to the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10) approaches for physician practices, MGMA research released today indicates that overall readiness for implementation continues to lag. Less than 10 percent of responding practices reported that they had made significant progress when rating their overall readiness for ICD-10 implementation, up only slightly (from 4.7 percent) since June 2013, when MGMA previously conducted research to assess readiness levels. The new research includes responses from more than 570 medical groups where more than 21,000 physicians practice.

“The critical coordination that must take place between practices and their software vendor, clearinghouse and health plan partners is simply not happening at the pace required for a seamless implementation. Very simply, ICD-10 is behind schedule,” said Susan L. Turney, MD, MS, FACP, FACMPE, MGMA president and chief executive officer. “MGMA continues to advocate on behalf of members and provides tools and resources to help practice executives make the transition to ICD-10 more cost effective and less disruptive to their organizations.”

MGMA urges the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to immediately take action to help ensure that physician practices can successfully undertake such a massive transition, including:

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Topics: Revenue Cycle Management, EHR, Practice Management, CMS, ICD-10, Coding