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 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is seeking volunteer providers, clearinghouses and suppliers to participate in end-to-end ICD-10 tracking with contractors in late July 2014. The deadline to submit an application form is March 24, 2014.
A survey of self-selected respondents, most of whom track personal health data via wearable devices, smartphones or Web sites, finds they have strong interest in contributing and using the data for research. Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Health Data Exploration project at University of California San Diego conducted the survey. UCSD recruited participants through postings on related Web sites, press releases and social media channels including blogs and Tweets. A new report offers interesting findings.
Sean Riesterer, director of revenue cycle and reimbursement for Silverton (Ore.) Health, knew he had to juice the time between rendering of service and submission of the bill, but he didnt know how until ...
ICD-10 expert John Berman of RelayHealth says Medicare acknowledgement testing of ICD-10 was the easy part with end-to-end testing on the horizon.
Association sees the data discipline as a way to improve the quality of health information.
There are 216 days left until the ICD-10 compliance deadline--October 1--and that date is not flexible, officials from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services stated to an audience at HIMSS14.
Three major health care provider associations are applauding Medicares decision to conduct at least limited end-to-end testing of ICD-10 this summer, but at the same time reminding the CMS of other concerns with its preparations.
Bowing to intense industry pressure, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has announced it will conduct limited end-to-end testing of ICD-10 during the summer of 2014.
Between securing reimbursements, ACA regulations, EHR system variations and complexity, security, guidelines and deadlines, Big Data can bury health care providers. Dr. Jerry Osband, Chief Medical Officer at EXL, a business process consultancy and analytics firm, identifies the top data challenges that providers face in the coming year.
Armed with a new study showing that anticipated ICD-10 compliance costs for physicians may have tripled since a similar study in 2008, the American Medical Association is asking the federal government to reconsider the mandate to adopt the code sets.
A new HIE leader in Missouri leads recent announcements from health information technology vendors:
The date approaches! Are you ready for Oct. 1, 2014? That's the official day of transition to ICD-10, a landmark event for an industry already hanging in the balance. How can you make sure your organization is prepared? Register for this episode of DM Radio to hear Host Eric Kavanagh interview several experts, including Cathal McGloin of FeedHenry and Mike Peroni of Content Raven.
The latest survey of physician readiness for ICD-10 from the Medical Group Management Association should give the industry pause.
Health care organizations of all stripes are trying to move analytics to an enterprise level, but where many have gone, few have succeeded. Here's a primer from a group of experts on what it takes to get an all-encompassing program up and running.
Medicare revenue cycle audit contractors are continuing a public fight against the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services evolving policies for audit programs, particularly the Recovery Audit Contractor program.