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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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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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