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It is Time to be Change-Hardy with the new IPPS Proposed Rules

Be adaptable and ready for change if you are responsible for payer reimbursements in your healthcare organization. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced a large number of changes to diagnosis-related groups DRGs for 2018, along with changes in ICD-10-CM and PCS. Here is a quick summary of the changes: 264 MS-DRGs […]

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Why Medical Necessity Continues to Be a Top Priority

Medical necessity is an important issue. Just review the definition of medical necessity: “a legal doctrine, related to activities which may be justified as reasonable, necessary, and/or appropriate, based on evidence-based clinical standards of care.” So, what does that really mean? A few years ago, I was preparing to speak at a national conference with […]

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Researchers Create Online Tool To Ease Transition to ICD-10 Codes

Researchers have developed an online mapping tool designed to help stakeholders transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 code sets, EHR Intelligence reports.

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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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CMS Starts ICD-10 Claims Testing This Week

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will be conducting a national testing week, from November 17 to 21, 2014.

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How To Reach ICD-10, Meaningful Use Compliance Incrementally

With the pressures being placed on healthcare organizations and providers — ranging from participation in the EHR Incentive Programs to compliance with ICD-10 — it’s easy for the former to become overwhelmed. However, this feeling could prevent hospitals and physicians from taking things one step at a time and prioritizing appropriately.

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ICD-10: Prostate Cancer Coding Mirrors ICD-9 Neoplasm Table Structure

If you don’t have any trouble using the ICD-9 neoplasm table, you shouldn’t have a hard time transitioning to ICD-10 neoplasm codes.

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C34 — Pay Attention To Location for Malignant Neoplasm of Main Bronchus

ICD-9 2011 and ICD-10 2011 both have coding options for a malignant neoplasm of the main bronchus. Both indicate that the codes are appropriate for malignant neoplasms of the carina or hilus of lung.
What’s different: ICD-9 2011 includes simply 162.2…

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Get a Glimpse at ICD-10 Codes for Cough, Back Pain, and More

Wrap your brain around using letters in your diagnosis codes.

If you aren’t curious about how the ICD-9 codes crosswalk to ICD-10, maybe you should be.

“The transition date for ICD-10 codes is Oct 1, 2013,” stressed CMS’s Stewart Streimer…

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