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ICD-10 QUICK TIPS: OB/GYN Episodes of Care and Complications

As the largest outsource coding provider in the country we have identified trends and gained unique insights from our coders throughout the transition to ICD-10. We are sharing these insights with the broader HIM Community through our bi-weekly blog series “ICD-10 Quick Tips.” The subject matter for this series is currated based on the trending […]

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8 Key Concerns For Physicians in 2016

Physicians often say they feel like the rules, standards and policies regarding the way they practice medicine change all too frequently. In 2016, there are several key issues physicians should keep their eyes on as they continue to develop, ranging from value-based payment models to mega-mergers to Supreme Court verdicts. Here are eight physician pressure […]

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ICD-10: Good For Starters But Much Work Ahead

As it was billed and touted, ICD-10-CM/PCS gives medical personnel vastly expanded powers of specificity when diagnosing diseases and other health issues. Yet that greatly enhanced specificity comes with a price tag—a transition period that some observers believed could be messy and disruptive.

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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.

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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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HIMSS Launches Interactive ICD-10 Transition Guide

HIMSS has launched the ICD-10 Transition Step-by-Step Guide, an interactive tool aimed at assisting healthcare providers who have not completed the transition to the ICD-10 code set for submitting claims to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and other payers.

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Healthy Job Growth for Medical Coders

On Oct. 1, a big change is coming to the health care industry.

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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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Physicians Still Smiling Through Healthcare Changes: 6 key points

Physicians report they are still happy in light of healthcare changes, according to Physicians Practice’s 2015 Great American Physician survey. Kareo sponsored the survey. Here are six key points:

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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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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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Impact of Procedure Code Analysis on Claims Handling Procedures

Investigation into the top 10 procedure codes, based on total allowed amount, experienced by the auto casualty insurance marketplace provides valuable insight for claims organizations, investigators and legislators.

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Medical Coders Get Tips For Transition To New System

Communication was the theme at the Code It Right conference last week as medical coders prepare for a massive transition to a new medical coding system known as ICD-10.

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Lawmakers Propose ICD-10 Two-Year ‘Grace Period’

U.S. lawmakers are making their third attempt in just over a month to tweak ICD-10 with new legislation. This time around, rather than attempting to kill or delay ICD-10 altogether, members of Congress have introduced a bill that would provide a two-year grace period for docs submitting claims.

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10 Questions To Ask Payers Today About ICD-10

There’s more to communicating with healthcare payers than handing them a medical claim and saying, “Pay me.”

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CMS Offers ICD-10 Advice for the Home Stretch

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has just released a fact sheet on preparing for ICD-10. This latest message offers suggestions for providers whose information systems may not be ready in time for the Oct. 1 transition deadline. The facts sheet also attempts to dispel some myths and issues a warning.

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