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Healthcare Economics Committee

Healthcare Economics Committee | ASCRS

Responsible for presenting information on issues affecting the colon and rectal surgeon to Congress and agencies of the federal government. The Committee's responsibilities include keeping members informed on these issues and tracking developments in managed care, regulatory, legislative and other issues that impact coding, billing and reimbursement for colorectal services. 

What's New?

With the new ICD-10 coding taking effect this fall, the Healthcare Economics Committee took on the task of simplifying the new codes for members. A crosswalk between ICD-9 and ICD-10 was developed for popular colon and rectal surgery codes and shared with the membership via the website to help provide a smooth transition.

“Even though many surgeons may be using their electronic medical record to find the appropriate ICD-10 diagnostic code, the ICD-9 to ICD-10 crosswalk was important to provide so that all of our members can see the magnitude of the coding changes for common colon and rectal diseases,” said Stephen Sentovich, MD, chair.

The goal of the committee is to keep members informed on legislative issues and to track developments in managed care, regulatory, legislative, and other issues that impact coding, billing, and reimbursement for colorectal services.

Chair: Walter Peters, Jr., MD
Vice Chair: Jeffrey Cohen, MD
Advisor: Guy Orangio, MD
Council Rep: Sonia Ramamoorthy, MD

Jennifer Ayscue, MD Ali Mahmood, MD
H. Randolph Bailey, MD Jeffrey Manchio, MD
Amir Bastawrous, MD John Park, MD
Valerie Bauer, MD Jay Redan, MD
George Blestel, Jr., MD Irfan Rizvi, MD
John Byrn, MD Rudolph Rustin, MD
George Chang, MD Stephen Sentovich, MD
Donald Colvin, MD Jenny Speranza, MD
Gary Dunn, MD Steven Stryker, MD
James Fitzgerald, MD Charles Ternent, MD
Eric Haas, MD Kelly Tyler, MD
William Harb, MD Michael Worsey, MD
Srinivas Ivatury, MD Ronald Zelnick, MD
Amit Khanna, MD  
Deepak Kumar, MD