Codified data is the prerequisite for both health care billing and clinical documentation. Topics here include: ICD-10, the role of the HIM department in I.T. efforts, data formats and standards, participation in payer incentive programs and upholding regulatory requirements.
The ongoing outbreak of the Ebola virus is an example of the way transitioning to ICD-10 can benefit the ability of public health officials to respond to global pandemics, according to an executive at 3M Health Information Systems.
A multi-institution study published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association is sounding alarm bells over the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 Patient Safety Indicators.
The fall is fast approaching and with that brings the reminder that the new ICD-10 compliance deadline of October 1, 2015 is a little over a year away.
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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has announced three separate weeks of ICD-10 acknowledgement testing to allow providers, suppliers, billing companies and clearinghouses the opportunity to determine whether CMS will be able to accept their claims with the new codes.
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) has selected the InsightCS revenue cycle management system developed by St. Louis-based Stockell Healthcare.
Four months after President Obama signed into law a one-year delay in the ICD-10 code switchover, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has announced a final rule establishing October 1, 2015, as the new ICD-10 compliance date.
An illustrated look at some of the more offbeat ICD-10 codes is starting to go viral, from blog posts from healthcare consultancies to physicians assistants' Facebook news feeds.
An Athens, Ga.-based health IT executive turned consultant has launched a free ICD-10 resource for rural and critical access hospitals.
In preparation for ICD-10, the federal government developed GEMs, a translation tool to aid in converting data from ICD-9 to 10, and vice versa. But leaders of outsourced coding, auditing and consulting services firm HRS say the tool has limitations and its use should be carefully considered.
Apple and IBM have joined forces to bring Big Blues core competencies in big data and analytics to Apples iPhone and iPad. The exclusive agreement will result in a new class of more than 100 industry-specific enterprise solutions, including native apps developed from the ground up for banking, healthcare, insurance and other markets. IBM MobileFirst for iOS Solutions for these verticals will become available starting this fall and into 2015. Here's five reasons why Forrester Research says the partnership will succeed.
Concerns that nationwide electronic health record adoption could lead to widespread fraudulent coding and billing practices that result in higher healthcare spending are unfounded, according to a study from the University of Michigan School of Information and the Harvard School of Public Health.
In a proposed rule issued in late April, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services indicated that it expected to set a new ICD-10 compliance date of Oct. 1, 2015. Now in new guidance, CMS is reiterating that the date will hold firm in a final rule coming soon.
Among the multitude of tasks to prepare for the ICD-10 code sets, providers also should conduct two core tests with insurers: Acknowledgement testing, also known as historical validation testing, and End-to-End testing.