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ICD-10 Related Questions or Concerns?


Dear Medical Associations:

October 1st and the ICD-10 compliance date is only 6 days away! As we approach the transition date, your regional office and CMS want to provide you with the best possible service. We have all worked hard over the past year to prepare and are looking forward to a smooth and successful transition.

If you have any ICD-10 related questions or concerns, Keith Gilliam and Davonda Roberts will be your CMS Regional Office IV points of contact for ICD-10 related inquiries. Keith Gilliam and Davonda Roberts  can be reached at and and will research and respond to any ICD-10 transition issues or concerns.

Also, as announced on the National Provider Call on August 27, the CMS ICD-10 Ombudsman is available to address ICD-10 related issues for individual providers and stakeholders at

Many resources are available to assist providers with the transition, including the CMS ICD-10 website at, including Frequently Asked Questions the CMS ICD-10 Quick Start Guide and the Road to 10: CMS Online Tool for Small Practices.

Please check the website often, as content will be updated regularly. You can also keep up on breaking ICD-10 news by signing up for email update messages and following us on Twitter

Thank you! We look forward to assisting you.

Keith Gilliam

CMS/DFMFFSO|61 Forsyth Street, Suite 4T20Atlanta, GA 30303 |(: 404-562-3007 |7:443-380-5024|*:




Swimming Naked with the Sharks – October Lunch & Learn

Wednesday, October 28, 2015
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Facing the likelihood of revamping precinct and district boundaries, election supervisors said in a court filing this week that counties need a new congressional map by Dec. 1. The filing came as Leon County Circuit Judge Terry Lewis plans to hold a hearing Thursday on congressional redistricting plans offered by the Florida House, Senate, voting-rights groups and other plaintiffs. The hearing is part of a long-running battle about the constitutionality of current congressional districts, which the Florida Supreme Court ruled violate the anti-gerrymandering “Fair Districts” standards approved by voters in 2010. After considering the proposals, Lewis faces an Oct. 17 deadline to recommend a plan to the Supreme Court. In the filing Monday, the Florida Association of Supervisors of Elections pointed to a need to revise precincts in advance of presidential primary elections scheduled for March 15. That includes aligning precinct lines with revamped congressional districts and, in some cases, moving voters to new precincts, according to the filing. The process includes getting approval from county commissions for the new precincts and being prepared to send out overseas military ballots 45 days before the presidential primaries. As a result, the supervisors said they need a congressional map by the beginning of December. “Based on the presidential preference primary in Florida set to occur on March 15, 2016, and in order to have precincts established and voters therein notified of their proper precincts, supervisors of elections will need to have the final district map with new district lines provided to the counties no later than December 1, 2015, in order to be properly prepared for that election,” the filing said.

Two days after the U.S. Department of Justice announced a $115 million legal settlement with Adventist Health System, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi said Wednesday her office has reached a $3.5 million settlement with the Altamonte Springs-based hospital system. Both settlements, which stem from whistleblower lawsuits filed by Adventist employees, involve allegations that the hospital firm had improper financial arrangements with physicians. A statement from Bondi’s office said the allegations included submitting false Medicaid claims and awarding doctors based on the number of tests and procedures ordered. The federal allegations centered, at least in part, on Adventist’s Park Ridge Health hospital in Hendersonville, N.C. “Adventist-owned hospitals, such as Park Ridge, allegedly paid doctors’ bonuses based on the number of (tests) and procedures they ordered,” Acting U.S. Attorney Jill Westmoreland Rose of the Western District of North Carolina, said in Monday’s announcement by the Justice Department. “This type of financial incentive is not only prohibited by law, but can undermine patients’ medical care.”

Drivers would have to slow down or move over a lane when approaching a “Road Ranger” vehicle parked on the side of a road, under a proposal from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. The proposal for the 2016 legislative session is part of an agency package that will be presented Tuesday to Gov. Rick Scott and the state Cabinet. The proposal requests that lawmakers add the service-patrol vehicles known as Road Rangers to the state’s “Move Over Law.” The law requires motorists to move over a lane, or slow down to a speed that is 20 mph less than the posted speed limit, when approaching emergency vehicles parked on roadsides. Under the proposal, it would apply to Road Ranger vehicles when they are on the side of a road with amber lights rotating or flashing.


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