ICD-10 & Coding

Marilyn Tavenner
By Mike Miliard 10:33 am February 27, 2015
"CMS is ready for ICD-10," said outgoing Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Marilyn Tavenner this week, pointing to 660 providers and billing companies that submitted some 15,000 test claims.
Laptop smartphone iPad
By Frank Irving 07:59 am February 27, 2015
Precyse plans to launch a new workflow platform encompassing natural language processing and geared toward clinical documentation improvement, case management and computer-assisted coding.
Woman raising arms
By Mike Miliard 10:45 am February 24, 2015
Most physician practices are now convinced that the ICD-10 transition will finally happen on Oct. 1, 2015. But just 21 percent say they're on track with their preparations for the switchover.
Man carrying large pile of binders
By Mike Miliard 11:13 am February 19, 2015
Nearly 95 percent of health IT professionals say complying with regulations is the chief driver of their decision-making, according to a new poll. Worse, a majority say too many government mandates are having an adverse effect on their work.
Capitol
By Erin McCann 11:04 am February 12, 2015
One takeaway from the ICD-10 hearing on Capitol Hill this Wednesday? The majority of healthcare stakeholders called on federal lawmakers to issue no more delays for the code set implementation start date, which is set for Oct. 1.
Docs and nurses
By Bernie Monegain 10:07 am February 11, 2015
The U.S. lags other countries in adoption of ICD-10, and it should end the delay for adoption, speakers at a Capitol Hill briefing Feb. 10 told members of Congress.
Counting coins
By Bernie Monegain 11:07 am February 10, 2015
For physicians in small practices, it turns out the cost of moving from ICD-9 to ICD-10 is much less than anticipated, according to a new study released today by the Professional Association of Health Care Office Management.
Star
By Bernie Monegain 10:29 am February 09, 2015
It looks like the stars could at last be aligned for ICD-10. After years of angst and multiple delays, a new government report indicates that CMS has done the necessary testing to move forward.
By Mike Miliard 09:46 pm January 29, 2015
With so much set to change on Oct. 1, 2015, ICD-10 offers the chance to home in on process improvements that can enhance the revenue cycle. Early awareness of myriad factors affecting key performance indicators is, well, key.
By John Andrews 03:27 pm January 26, 2015
Despite ICD-10 having been delayed three times already by the federal government, industry analysts say healthcare officials should treat Oct. 1, 2015, as the official set-in-stone kickoff date.

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