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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. Free Medical Coding Practice Exam!

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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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