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Know your Priorities When it Comes to ICD-10

The next nine months are critical in terms of preparing for a smooth transition to ICD-10. If ICD-10 isn’t a priority in your organization yet, it should quickly rise to the top of the list as soon as possible.

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House Members Mull October ICD-10 Launch at Hearing

The U.S. implementation of the ICD-10 diagnosis coding system has been delayed several times, but members of a House subcommittee seemed to be leaning Wednesday toward making sure the current Oct. 1 deadline sticks.

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Clinical Documentation Improvement in the Medical Practice in Preparation for ICD-10

I have worked and am working with medical practices of various sizes to develop a solid CDI process, not only to improve coding and documentation for ICD-10, but to develop a protocol to support all services provided to the patient.

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Computer-assisted coding market ‘ripe’ for growth as ICD-10 looms

As hospitals prepare to transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 coding by October 2015, computer-assisted coding (CAC) tools will become increasingly important.

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Will Your ICD-10 Claims Be Accepted? CMS Designates Testing Weeks

A year ahead of the Oct. 1, 2015, compliance deadline for implementing the ICD-10 code set, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced three weeks that will be dedicated to helping physicians test whether their claims will be accepted in the Medicare claims processing system. While you should be able to begin […]

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Consultant Develops ICD-10 Resource for Rural, Critical Access Hospitals

An Athens, Ga.-based health IT executive turned consultant has launched a free ICD-10 resource for rural and critical access hospitals. Tyler Wallace, who took the leap from the corporate payroll to found the consultancy Small Jumps in 2013, launched Rural ICD-10 last month. The project was born rather serendipitously. “I was ICD-10 project manager at […]

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HIMSS Offers ICD-10 Financial Tool Suite

The HIMSS ICD-10 Task Force has updated two tools and repackaged them on the organization’s ICD-10 PlayBook as the ICD-10 Financial Tool Suite to help providers focus their programs and re-plan their budgets for the 2015 compliance date. The suite combines updated versions of the ICD-10 Cost Prediction Model, which will be available soon, and […]

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Who Was Behind The ICD-10 Delay

WHO WAS BEHIND ICD-10 DELAY? All indicators point to House Speaker John Boehner’s office as the source of statutory language that delayed the move to the complex ICD-10 coding system for at least a year, but the speaker’s office won’t confirm that, even two months after the fact, Pro eHealth’s David Pittman reports. It’s still […]

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ICD-10 Test Results Post 89 Percent Acceptance Rate

Although narrow in scope, results from the ICD-10 National Testing Week conducted early last March revealed that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) accepted 89 percent of the test claims, with some regions reporting acceptance rates as high as 99 percent, according to CMS. The normal FFS Medicare claims acceptance rates average 95-98 […]

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ICD-10 Medical Code Tests Yield Successful Results for CMS

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ initial testing of updated medical diagnosis codes that will be required at health care payers and providers next year proved to be successful, according to Niall Brennan, the acting director of CMS Offices of Enterprise Management. The updated codes, ICD-10, replace ICD-9 to bring the U.S. up to […]

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