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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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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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Why Physician Practices Need To Build An ICD-10 Bridge

The ICD-10 mandate may be delayed another year, but providers and EHR vendors shouldn’t view the reprieve as an opportunity to relax.

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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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How ICD-10’s Latest Delay Affects Students

“There are no more delays and the system will go live Oct. 1. Let’s face it guys, we’ve delayed it several times, and it’s time to move on.” — CMS Administrator Marylin Tavenner. Delivering a keynote in February at the Health Information and Management Systems Society’s annual conference, Ms. Tavenner seemed dedicated to finally implementing ICD-10 […]

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What You Need To Know To Start Your ICD-10 Planning

Let’s assume you’re relieved that ICD-10 implementation has been extended a year because you haven’t done anything about it yet. Improve ICD-9 coding Nope. That isn’t a typo. By improving ICD-9 coding, medical practices can be in a better position to transition into ICD-10 implementation. Better ICD-9 coding can lead to increased revenues and higher […]

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Memorizing ICD-10-CM By The Letters – Part 3

This article continues the series that aims to provide assistance in “memorizing” ICD-10-CM – maybe not to the exact code, but the process will get you close. Shall we continue? Each ICD-10-CM code begins with a letter. Each letter can be associated with a specific ICD-10-CM chapter. Some chapters include more than one letter and […]

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Payers Respond to ICD-10 Delay

The questions came flying in from audience members during a recent broadcast of Talk Ten Tuesdays in which two payer representatives — Dennis Winkler from BlueCross-BlueShield of Michigan and Sidney Hebert with Humana —were interviewed. In light of the many questions that were submitted during the live broadcast, here is a sampling of those sent […]

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HRAA Responds to ICD-10 Delay

Health Revenue Assurance Holdings Inc. (otcqb:HRAA) (“HRAA”) a leading provider of revenue integrity solutions for healthcare provider organizations, announced its response to the one year compliance deadline delay for converting to ICD-10 coding. “Although we share in the wide-spread disappointment the ICD-10 delay is generating across the healthcare continuum, HRAA is dedicated to our clients’ […]

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Why You Should Carry On With ICD-10 Implementation

It’s understandable if healthcare providers consider ICD-10 implementation a lost cause. The latest delay shows how easy it is to derail a major healthcare policy initiative. So why bother? Terrance Govender, a Director in the Navigant Healthcare practice, still sees plenty of value in ICD-10 implementation projects: ICD-10 is a massive undertaking – getting ahead […]

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