Revenue Cycle & Payments Archive
In July, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and American Medical Association jointly announced new ICD-10 flexibilities in the Medicare claims auditing and quality reporting process. However, even with these flexibilities, there are some additional caveats that providers should be aware of so that they know exactly what will happen after the October 1 ICD-10 compliance date goes into effect, according to CMS Chief of Staff Mandy Cohen, M.D.
As the Oct. 1 compliance deadline nears, a question on the minds of many industry observers is whether Medicare billing systems will in fact be able to successfully process ICD-10 claims starting next month.
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.
University of Missouri researchers are calling for the redesign of electronic health record documentation tools to better meet the needs of primary care physicians, specifically the clinic notes sections that recap a patients medical history.
As consumers have grown accustomed to the efficiencies of dealing with the Internet, they expect the same capabilities to make handling their healthcare easier.
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.
The Camden Group, a healthcare business consultancy, has created a mobile app to enable providers to capture cycle times for clinical and non-clinical processes.
Xerox continues to invest in healthcare analytics by making its second such acquisition in recent months, this time picking up RSA Medical, which offers predictive analytics to health and life insurers.
The excitement generated by the massive changes in healthcare reimbursement and delivery has created a flood of new technology to address gaps in the industry. Some long-time observers say theyre reminded of the late 1990s, when anything related to the Internet was greeted with awe and investor dollars. Today's health information technology climate is just as fraught with potential and uncertainty.
Priscilla Holland, senior director of healthcare payments at NACHA, which governs the Automated Clearing House Network, has contributed seven articles to Health Data Management that walk through the intricacies and benefits of getting insurance reimbursement through standardized healthcare electronic funds transfers. In order, here are the articles.
While its been in effect since January 2014, the Healthcare EFT Standard via ACH is still a source of confusion for many medical providers.
The cost of electronic health record non-compliance can take a bite out of reimbursements as Medicare financial penalties for not achieving meaningful use loom. Consequently, improving office operations by eliminating costly manual processes and handoffs for patient billing is central to maximizing reimbursements.
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.
Some organizations are ready, some are not, but soon well find out how smooth or awful the ICD-10 transition will be.