Why evidence-based regulation is critical: 3 challenges facing physicians’ practices after ICD-10 Implementation

Thursday, October 1, 2015 marked the official implementation date of ICD-10. Physicians, hospitals and other providers across the country are transitioning from working with 13,000 medical billing codes to 68,000 codes.  By Joseph Valenti, MD, Board Member, Physicians Foundation -

ICD-10 educational microsite released by Zotec Partners

Zotec Partners announced the launch of an ICD-10 education microsite for physicians, according to a recent press release.  By Leah Fishbein -

ICD-10: Not a destination but a change management journey

ICD-10-CM/PCS implementation will soon be official. But reaching the designated implementation date doesn't mean that the ICD-10 change management journey is over.  By Deb Neville, Elsevier -

ICD-10 – We don’t know what we don’t know

Imagine a non English-speaking patient being screened in the emergency room through an interpreter with a few basic questions. Now try to accomplish the same task by asking 72 questions.  By Davis Graham Executive Director/CFO, Manatee Diagnostic Center -

Go live is just the beginning: Preparing for life after ICD-10 implementation

We've entered the ICD-10 homestretch, the few short weeks before health care stakeholders finally see the implementation of a transformative change nearly twenty years in the making.  By Christine Armstrong, RHIA, MBA, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP & Christi Skalka, Senior Manager, Life Sciences and Health Care Practice, Deloitte Consulting LLP -

Death by autopsy: Is ICD-10 taking too long?

While surfing the internet late one night, I read about the strange tale of Washington Irving Bishop, one of the great mentalists of the late 1800s.  By Dr. Jon Elion, Founder and CEO of ChartWise Medical Systems -

Conquering the hospital-physician chasm: Use ICD-10 as a bridge to foster collaboration

Despite the common goal of providing quality patient care, a deeply rooted divide between hospitals and physicians persists.  By Debi Primeau, President and Owner of Primeau Consulting Group and Gary M. Flashner, MS, MD, Physician Informaticist at Trigram Technology -

5 ICD-10 preparation priorities

Oct. 1 is approaching, and it seems like this will be the year that the ICD-10 transition is here to stay. By Akanksha Jayanthi -

Are you ready for ICD-10?

The Federal Government, through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is driving the healthcare industry to update diagnosis and procedure coding standards (ICD-10) by October 1, 2015. Is your organization ready for the ICD-10 transition?  By Megan McCormack -

Your coding career can no longer put off ICD-10

While ICD-10 has been coming for over 20 years and CMS has kept pushing back the release date, Healthcare Resources Group's "Keep Coding Blog" encourages coders to get their career on track for the next phase.  By Natalie Leoni -

Surveys disagree on cost of ICD-10 implementation for small practices

Despite some estimates predicting ICD-10 implementation costs in small practices will be upwards of tens of thousands of dollars, a new whitepaper asserts implementation costs in small practices will not average more than $8,167.  By Elizabeth Earl -

GAO: CMS is ready for ICD-10 transition

The Government Accountability Office has spoken: CMS is prepared to transition to ICD-10 this coming Oct. 1. By Akanksha Jayanthi -

Could an ICD-10 delay threaten national security?

If you think postponing the ICD-10 switchover deadline from Oct. 1 will only affect healthcare providers and software vendors, Juliet Santos of ICD-10 Monitor says, you're wrong — it could affect the safety of the country at large.  By Nick Gaudio -

ICD-10 "training?" Think again. Why a traditional training approach won't prepare your practice for ICD-10

There has been much talk about providing ICD-10 "training" to your practices and teams. What does that actually mean, though?  By Tony F. Onorad, CEO, OnoradSolutions – a Healthcare Knowledge Improvement Company -

CMS extends deadline for ICD-10 volunteer end-to-end testing

CMS announced it will extend the deadline to Jan. 21 to participate in the second sample group for ICD-10 end-to-end Medicare Administrative Contractors and the Common Electronic Data Interchange contractor.  By Emily Rappleye -

CMS: 87% percent of ICD-10 test claims accepted

CMS has announced the results from the ICD-10 testing week the week of Nov. 17. The agency reported an initial acceptance rate of 76 percent, which improved to 87 percent by Friday of the testing week, according to an iHealthBeat report. By Carrie Pallardy -

CMS announces ICD-10 end-to-end testing dates

CMS has announced a second sample group of providers can participate in end-to-end ICD-10 testing this upcoming spring. By Akanksha Jayanthi -

House Energy & Commerce Committee to hold ICD-10 hearing in 2015

The House Energy and Commerce Committee plans to hold hearing on ICD-10 implementation in 2015. By Carrie Pallardy -

CMS releases video outlining ICD-10 basics

Still have questions about ICD-10? By Akanksha Jayanthi -

AHA urges Congress to avoid further ICD-10 delays

The American Hospital Association and six other organizations representing hospitals have sent a letter to congressional leaders urging them to avoid any further delays of the transition to the ICD-10 coding system.  By Ayla Ellison -

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