ICD-10 & Coding

Circles maze illustration
By Tom Sullivan 01:06 pm June 05, 2015
The wrangling over ICD-10 flared up again on Friday, when proponents took aim at a think tank's recent proposal that the U.S. should consider a different classification system than ICD-10.
Digital caduceus
By Tom Sullivan 12:54 pm June 03, 2015
In a new letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, members of Congress may have just opened a door for the agency to institute an enforcement-free period to the new code set conversion.
Doc using laptop
By Bernie Monegain 10:30 am June 03, 2015
Eighty-eight percent of the ICD-10 claims filed in the latest end-to-end testing by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services made it through without a hitch, the agency reports.
Congress
By Tom Sullivan 03:52 pm May 20, 2015
What to make of the newest Congressional wrangling over the conversion to ICD-10 and the rekindled debate that has followed. Also: the one thing healthcare executives should be doing right now.
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By Tom Sullivan 10:18 am May 19, 2015
The list of organizations lining up against ICD-10 is growing -- as is the ferocity of their tone, as the latest in the fray is a conservative think tank that's calling on Congress to abandon the code set transition.
By Mike Miliard 04:04 pm May 15, 2015
The Cutting Costly Codes Act of 2015, the bill filed earlier this month by Republican Texas Rep. Ted Poe that would prohibit HHS from replacing ICD-9 with ICD-10, has garnered the support of the American Medical Association.
Paperwork and stethoscope
By Tom Sullivan 01:27 pm May 14, 2015
One thing about ICD-10 is becoming crystal clear: The compliance deadline is not going to arrive without Congressional resistance. A new GOP-sponsored House bill calls for an 18-month transition period to ensure the conversion goes smoothly.
Handshake
By Mike Miliard 10:26 am May 13, 2015
In a merger of two major health information management companies, HealthPort, which specializes in information access management and compliance, will join forces with IOD, which offers services for release of information, coding and more.
U.S. Capitol
By Tom Sullivan 03:29 pm May 11, 2015
Now that the actual proposed legislation for the new Cutting Costly Codes Act of 2015 is available, here's what we know about Republican Texas Rep. Ted Poe's latest attempt to scuttle ICD-10.
Frustrated doctor
By Sherree Geyer 10:10 am May 11, 2015
Recent repeal of the sustainable growth rate formula, which benchmarked reimbursement to the U.S. gross domestic product, could complicate things for IT systems already overburdened with federal reporting regulations.

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