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.
In the final of a series of surveys assessing the ICD-10 readiness of physician practices, claims clearinghouse Navicure finds much work remains yet respondents may be too optimistic of being prepared.
With the ICD-10 compliance deadline just a little more than a month away, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is putting in place a number of organizational structures that the agency hopes will help to successfully manage the transition after October 1.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is calling the third and final week of ICD-10 end-to-end testing, which was conducted July 20-24, an unqualified success.
Only 10 percent of physicians in the Lone Star state are very confident their practice is prepared to meet the ICD-10 deadline on October 1, according to a new survey by the Texas Medical Association.
In the run-up to the October 1 ICD-10 compliance deadline, there has been a lot of discussion about how the code switchover will affect ill-prepared hospitals and physician practices, but little attention has been given to home health agencies.
In December 2014, the Medical Group Management Association started selling in its online store the Cypher ICD-10 coding and documentation software from ICD Logic. As the compliance date nears and with the addition of a 30-day risk-free guarantee, the association is more heavily marketing the product not just to its members, but to any physician practice.
Just five weeks out from the October 1 ICD-10 deadline, the Department of Health and Human Services Medicare Learning Network (MLN) will hold a National Provider Call on August 27 to provide last-minute coding guidance and tips, as well as updates from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
With the clock ticking down to the October 1 ICD-10 deadline, the American Hospital Association has released a checklist of key steps that hospitals should take to ensure a successful transition.
Some organizations are ready, some are not, but soon well find out how smooth or awful the ICD-10 transition will be.
Veteran health information technology vendors ADP AdvancedMD and Care Communications have new owners.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is launching a series of new ICD-10 guidance documents for physician practices of multiple specialties, serving as virtual cheat sheets for selecting the appropriate coding.
CMS and AMA recently developed guidance on new ICD-10 flexibility for physicians during the first year of compliance. Now, at the request of stakeholders who found errors, CMS has substantially changed the guidance in Questions 3 and 5. Here is the corrected guidance in its entirety.
Nursing Informatics Boot Camp, led by veteran educator Susan Newbold, RN, has camps scheduled this fall in five regions.
The Medical Group Management Association is supporting another effort in Congress to enable ICD-9 or ICD-10 coding for six months following the ICD-10 compliance date on October 1.
The Military Health System will implement the CoPathPlus anatomic pathology information system of Cerner across its worldwide facilities. The contract is worth $16.3 million with an estimated implementation completion date of May 31, 2020.