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CMS Issues Alert on ICD-9 and ICD-10 Exclusions

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a technical alert dated May 23, 2016 related to Non-Group Health Plan (NGHP) MMSEA Section 111 reporting. Best Medical Coding Course!

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Payers Stepping Ahead of CMS by Demanding Greater Specificity

Some experts are predicting a large spike in denials beginning on Oct. 1, 2016 when the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will require claims to be more specific. Forward-looking providers are assembling teams to prepare now.

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ICD-10 Coding Freeze Is Over

Just as the Ice Age eventually ended, so has the ICD-10 coding freeze.

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CDC Ends Freeze On New ICD-10 Codes

A total of 1,900 codes and 3,651 hospital inpatient procedure codes will be added for fiscal year 2017.

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Take Advantage of Expanded External Cause Codes in ICD-10

During the transition to ICD-10, external cause codes – the codes that capture specific details about an injury or health event – received a bad reputation.

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ICD-10 Drives Down Hospital Coder Productivity

The ICD-10 transition is negatively impacting inpatient and outpatient coder productivity at hospitals of all sizes and types, according to survey results from healthcare outsourcing vendor HIMagine Solutions Inc.

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How One Doc Made ICD-10 Work

For many practices, the day of Oct. 1, 2015 was the nerve-wracking great switch over from ICD-9 to ICD-10. Small practices were pegged as ill-prepared for the storm that was to hit on that particular day.

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Medicaid ICD-10 Workarounds in Four States Worry Providers

On Oct. 1, Medicaid programs in four states will not be fully converting from the ICD-9 to the ICD-10 coding system,

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With ICD-10 about a month away, healthcare providers say ‘bring it on’

Not since Jan. 1, 2000, have so many industry professionals had their eyes on a deadline as they do on Oct. 1, 2015.

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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.

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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).

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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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New ICD-10 Coding System May Cloud Hospital Safety

Changes in how medical diagnoses are coded under the latest international disease classification system – better known as the ICD-10 codes – may complicate the assessment of hospital safety, say researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Their report is available online in the Journal

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Who Was Behind The ICD-10 Delay

WHO WAS BEHIND ICD-10 DELAY?

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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.

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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.

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