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ICD-10 Impact On Reimbursement, Payers, And Providers

Z23. That’s the ICD-10 billing code for an immunization encounter. It’s also the only code that stumped the team at Arlington, Virginia-based Privia Health, a national medical group. Best Medical Coding Course!

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8 Things To Know About ASC Reimbursement

Reimbursement for procedures is an ASC’s bread and butter. Here are eight things to know about surgery center reimbursement.

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10 Free Cloud-Based Tools for Physicians

Say goodbye to the server, the future of health technology lies in the cloud. Thanks to advances in security and reliability, affordable web-based technology is more popular with physicians than ever. A recent Black Book Rankings study found that 7 out 10 small medical practices have now switched to a cloud-based Electronic Health Record system.

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What are “Other” Codes for in ICD-10?

In nearly every ICD-10-CM category there is an option for an “other specified” condition. What do these mean, and how are they properly used?

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How To Avoid ICD-10 Denials For Medical Necessity

In the wake of the Oct. 1 transition to ICD-10, very few issues have surfaced. However, providers and billers have experienced difficulty with coding for medical necessity, receiving denials due to outdated Local Coverage Determinations (LCDs) that do not include current diagnosis codes.

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ICD-10 Two Months In: Consultants Give an Inside Look at How the Transition Has Impacted the Industry

Poor documentation, decrease in productivity among main ICD-10 challenges thus far.

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ICD-10 Transition Likely Bumpy Into Early 2016

The U.S. health care system began using the International Classification of Diseases 10th edition on Oct. 1.

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ICD-10 Testers Recommend Certified Coders, Lighter Loads For October

The advice from those who have already tried coding with ICD-10? Hire a certified coder if you don’t have one on staff already.

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Six Training Tips for a Successful ICD-10 Implementation

In just a few short weeks, the landmark ICD-10 transition that has been anticipated and delayed countless times will arrive on Oct. 1, 2015.

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Is CMS Really Ready for ICD-10? Be Very Afraid

Imagine that a federal agency called the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, responsible for insuring about one-third of the nation, tried to build a national health insurance exchange and the rollout was disastrous.

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CMS Issues Clarifying Questions and Answers

CMS Issues Clarifying Questions and Answers Related to the July 6, 2015 CMS/AMA Joint Announcement and Guidance Regarding ICD-10 Flexibilities

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With ICD-10 about a month away, healthcare providers say ‘bring it on’

Not since Jan. 1, 2000, have so many industry professionals had their eyes on a deadline as they do on Oct. 1, 2015.

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3 ICD-10 Changes Include Specificity, Expansion, Combination

ICD-10 is almost here, with only 43 days remaining. Of paramount significance come October 1 when ICD-10 implementation swings into full gear is a keen and clear understanding of what will be different this time around. The following is a narrowed list of selected highlights regarding key differences between ICD-9 and ICD-10 worth paying attention […]

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Are Practices More Ready for ICD-10 Than They Realize?

Recent survey results from the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) seem dire for physician practices, but the numbers may not tell the whole story.

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ICD-10 Readiness: Physician Practices Lag Far Behind Hospitals

Hospitals did not get any ICD-10 relief as part of CMS’ accord with the AMA regarding a specificity grace period. However, they might not need much help, according to the latest Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) survey.

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5 Best Practices To Ensure A Smooth, Expedient ICD-10 Transition

The ICD-10 Compliance date is looming and it is imperative that healthcare providers be prepared to make the transition. It affects everything from claims processing, physicians’ workflow, and patients’ access to care.

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