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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.” Creating better relationships with your payers before Oct. 1, in fact, enables providers to glean important insights about testing results, changes to reimbursement, how to handle denied claims. Early communication will also help healthcare providers test the ICD-10 […]

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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. Problems with Claims […]

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We might be entering into the hot months of summer, but before you know it it’ll be fall, and with it will come the long anticipated transition to ICD-10. However, a recent bill in the House is trying to stop ICD-10 in its tracks. H.R. 2126, formally known as the Cutting Costly Codes Act of […]

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There’s A Code For That: Doctors Brace For 155,000 Choices

Suppose, in a comical sequence of indignities, you are pecked by a goose, bitten by a crocodile, crushed by a human stampede at an opera house, injured in a fall from your motorized scooter and — finally and irrevocably — sucked into a jet engine and spit out the other end. Soon, your hospital will […]

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How To Be An ICD-10 Champion

With about six months to go before the ICD-10 deadline, many medical practices are wondering if they can get it done in time. They may think they need a hero, but a champion would do. A champion would be someone in your medical practice to take charge of the ICD-10 transition. The champion is organized […]

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AHIMA Responds to Concerns Over ICD-10 Contingency Plans

Concerns from a coalition of medical and professional organizations that CMS’ lack of contingency plans for the ICD-10 transition are understandable but unfounded, according to the American Health Information Management Association, HealthLeaders Media reports (Commins, HealthLeaders Media, 3/9). Background on ICD-10 Concerns U.S. health care organizations are working to transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 code […]

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The ICD-10 Doctor Exodus: Fact or Fiction?

Anecdotal evidence suggests the coding shift might chase physicians into retirement.

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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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