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CMS to Update eCQM Value Sets for 2017 Reporting Period

December 19, 2016 - CMS will issue an addendum to electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) value sets as a result of changes in the October, 2016, ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS updates, according to a public statement. Although these the ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS codes typically update each year, CMS put those updates on hold to assist providers in transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 which took place in October, 2015....

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ICD-10 Implementation Yields 80% Success Rate, KPMG Reports

by Sara Heath

The October changeover from ICD-9 to ICD-10 brought with it some slightly mixed but overall positive results. In a latest survey of the provider ICD-10 transition, KPMG found that nearly 80 percent of providers are seeing success. According to...

CMS FAQs Offer Guidance for ICD-10 Compliance

by Sara Heath

As we gear up for the holiday this week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has sent out an email reminding the healthcare industry of different ICD-10 frequently asked questions and the agency’s holiday hours. The FAQ...

CMS Addresses the Isolated Issues in ICD-10 Implementation

by Sara Heath

After encountering a few isolated bumps in the ICD-10 road, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued clarifications for the measures it’s taking to resolve those issues. According to the CMS statement, there have...

CMS Issues First Claims Metrics Since ICD-10 Implementation

by Sara Heath

At the start of October, the healthcare industry transitioned from the old ICD-9 code sets to ICD-10. Although it was a highly anticipated transition that caused many industry stakeholders distress throughout the preparation process, many reports...

ICD-10 Success for Large Practices, Problematic for Small

by Sara Heath

Several weeks following the implementation of the ICD-10 code set, the progress of the transition appears to vary according to size of the practice. While many large practices are reporting success with the transition, some smaller ones are reporting...

CMS Issues Provider Contact Sheet for ICD-10 Code Questions

by Sara Heath

Two weeks into the transition to ICD-10, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has reiterated various sources of help for providers and coders to consult if a coding issue should arise. The agency also released a list of provider...

ICD-10 Implementation Smooth for Larger, Private Insurers

by Sara Heath

Despite considerable apprehension prior to ICD-10 implementation, many larger insurers are experiencing a relatively smooth transition to the new medical code set. A variety of news outlets and industry sources are reporting little disruption...

CMS Administrator Welcomes Providers to ICD-10 Compliance

by Sara Heath

On October 1, the healthcare industry began ICD-10 compliance after countless months of preparation. In a CMS post, Deputy Administrator and Director of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) welcomed providers to ICD-10 and provided...

ICD-10 Issue Reporting Database Use Continues Past Deadline

by Sara Heath

In light of it being the first day of ICD-10 compliance, the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) has announced that its Issue Reporting Database will continue operations into the first stages of ICD-10 transition. The Issue Reporting...

CIOs, HIM Pros Are ICD-10 Ready After Years of Preparation

by Sara Heath

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) maintain CIOs are ready for ICD-10, according to a recent press release. Although it has been a long road of IT preparation, CHIME states that the healthcare industry is ready...

93% of Healthcare Professionals Fear ICD-10 Payment Delays

by Sara Heath

As ICD-10 implementation draws nearer and nearer, a resounding majority of physicians are expecting payment delays, according to a recent poll conducted by the physician social media group SERMO. SERMO found that 93 percent of 537 respondents...

CMS Confirms Readiness to Assist During ICD-10 Transition

by Sara Heath

The ICD-10 compliance deadline of October 1 is less than a week away, creating a frenzy of preparation amongst coders, billers, and providers. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) senior officials recently held a conference...

85% of Healthcare Organizations Feel Confident for ICD-10

by Sara Heath

As the ICD-10 countdown clock continues to tick, Navicure partnered with Porter Research to conduct a survey regarding healthcare organization readiness. As a follow-up to another survey conducted in January of this year, Navicure found that...

July ICD-10 Testing Shows CMS Readiness for Implementation

by Sara Heath

In preparation for the October 1 ICD-10 implementation deadline, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have completed their third Medicare fee-for-service end-to-end testing with great success, according to a recent CMS report....

How Chiropractors Prepare for the ICD-10 Transition Deadline

by Vera Gruessner

The ICD-10 implementation deadline is only three and a half months away and healthcare providers need to be on their last steps of integrating the new coding system within their practice in order to avoid the potential reimbursement delays from...

Why Postponing ICD-10 Compliance Deadline Causes Setback

by Vera Gruessner

Due to the legislative motions and prior delays to the ICD-10 compliance deadline, there are many healthcare organizations across the country that may not have made as much progress in preparing for the new medical coding set scheduled to begin...

Key Steps for ICD-10 Preparation before October 1 Deadline

by Vera Gruessner

The ICD-10 compliance deadline will be here momentarily. Healthcare providers have little more than four months left before October 1, which means their ICD-10 preparation efforts must move forward quickly in order to be ready for the transition...

Why You Should Support the Safe Harbor ICD-10 Conversion Bill

by Vera Gruessner

The ICD-10 conversion brings with it many complications and physician groups across the country are looking to avoid putting additional time and monetary strain among providers from implementing the new coding set. In that attempt, Representative...

ICD-10 Implementation Vital for Value-based Care Payments

by Vera Gruessner

When the SGR bill was passed by the Senate without any ICD-10 implementation delays, the proponents of the new coding set rejoiced. Not only did passage of this bill bring about a stronger formula for Medicare reimbursements but it also meant...



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