ICD-10 & Coding

AHIMA 3M Ann Chenoweth

Ann Chenoweth of 3M Health Information Systems will serve on AHIMA's board of directors for 2017. 

By Bernie Monegain 09:36 am January 04, 2017
Ann Chenoweth’s term began on Jan. 1, 2017.
machine learning ICD-10
By Jack McCarthy 07:06 am December 20, 2016
The software’s coding engine can parse ICD-10 to discover conditions in charts and physician notes. 
ICD-10 grace period ends
By Susan Morse 10:45 am October 05, 2016
Executives involved with the code switch said the first year went smoothly. But they are now expecting a new level of difficulty in the next 18-24 months while coders must be more precise for CMS and private insurers to accept and pay claims. 
CMS ICD-10 grace period
By Carl Natale 09:59 am September 28, 2016
The agency posted answers to pressing questions for coders and hospitals to consider when the year of flexibility end on Oct. 1, 2016. 

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By Henry Powderly 04:03 pm August 19, 2016
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said that the grace period will end as planned and come Oct. it will end the flexibilities it granted hospitals and coders thus far.
ICD-10 claims coding
By Tom Sullivan 05:32 pm May 09, 2016
The workgroup’s research found productivity hiccups in providers’ coding, and clinical documentation alongside positive impacts for payers in the areas of claims validation and data analytics. But isn’t it too early to tell whether the transition really went well? 
By Jeff Lagasse 11:06 am May 02, 2016
The health system credits clinical and financial improvements to a CDI initiative that resulted in more accurate coding and greater physician engagement. 
By John Andrews 07:46 am April 12, 2016
Some experts are predicting a 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. 

Allyson Gilmore, principal data scientist at Ayasdi, said that understanding trends can help providers avoid losing money, but the data is complex. 

By John Andrews 10:12 am April 11, 2016
Advanced analytics and machine learning technologies are critical to pinpointing problems in large datasets that could be losing providers money. That’s why some organizations are investigating every single denied claim to better understand trends. 
By John Andrews 09:41 am April 11, 2016
Hospitals are starting to hire younger, more diverse people to handle the new coding. The shift will likely benefit healthcare organizations in time, but it won’t happen overnight.  

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