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ICD-10 Compliance Deadline

How to Train, Update, and Test for ICD-10 Compliance Deadline

July 10, 2015 - With the ICD-10 compliance deadline coming in only a few months, EHRIntelligence.com spoke with Diana Adam-Podgornik, Coding Compliance Coordinator from Rochester Regional Health System, who discussed the various strategies used at her facility to prepare for the ICD-10 transition. EHRIntelligence.com: “What are some best practices you’ve used at the Rochester Regional...


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Medicare Will Not Deny Claims for Minor ICD-10 Errors

by Vera Gruessner

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have provided a new guidance for healthcare providers that are attempting to meet the ICD-10 transition deadline on October 1. Many medical care professionals and clinicians are...

Physician Organizations Fear ICD-10 Integration Disruptions

by Vera Gruessner

While the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) continue to urge healthcare providers to prepare for the coming ICD-10 integration, many stakeholders are concerned that the healthcare industry will encounter large disruptions...

Final Steps to Take Before the ICD-10 Implementation Deadline

by Vera Gruessner

As the countdown to the ICD-10 implementation deadline continues and the healthcare industry gets closer to October 1, those ready for the new diagnostic coding set will stand out from the rest of the crowd. An article by Pam Jodock,...

How a Dermatology Practice Plans for the ICD-10 Transition

by Vera Gruessner

Healthcare providers preparing for the ICD-10 transition have likely already implemented and upgraded health IT systems to handle the new coding set. There are a wide variety of products and vendors out on the market to help providers get...

Why a ‘Safe Harbor’ ICD-10 Transition Period is Harmful

by Vera Gruessner

The healthcare industry is at the tipping point when it comes to the ICD-10 transition period. With only 3.5 months to go until the ICD-10 implementation deadline, various new bills have cropped up within the House of Representatives...

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...

Bracing for ICD-10 Implementation Deadline amid ICD-9 Shortfalls

by Vera Gruessner

With the ICD-10 implementation deadline only three and a half months away, it is beneficial for healthcare providers to continue their last-minute preparations for the coming ICD-10 transition. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid...

Alabama Senators Urge Delaying ICD-10 Compliance Deadline

by Vera Gruessner

When it comes to the ICD-10 compliance deadline of October 1, 2015, a wide variety of opposition has popped up that is attempting to delay the healthcare industry’s transition to the ICD-10 coding set. Whether it is Representative Ted...

Does the ICD-10 Transition Need a Two-Year Grace Period?

by Vera Gruessner

As healthcare providers become more ingrained in preparing for the coming ICD-10 transition on October 1, some legislators continue to push forward new bills that may more gently ease the healthcare industry into using the new ICD-10...

Outcomes after ICD-10 Transition Deadline Look Promising

by Vera Gruessner

Those who have had concerns about the coming ICD-10 transition deadline may have less to worry about now that the latest batch of ICD-10 end-to-end testing from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has been successful....

ICD-10 End-to-End Testing Week Shows Few Coding Errors

by Vera Gruessner

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the results of its second effective Medicare FFS ICD-10 end-to-end testing week, which took place at the end of April. Starting on April 27 and ending on May 1,...

Seven ICD-10 Transition Steps Medical Coders Should Follow

by Vera Gruessner

With only four months to go until October 1, healthcare providers who are behind in their implementation of the new diagnostic coding set need to follow specific ICD-10 transition steps to ensure success by the compliance deadline. From...

Does the ICD-10 Implementation Deadline Need More Delay?

by Vera Gruessner

Preparation for the coming ICD-10 implementation deadline has been steadily moving forward across the healthcare sector. With the federal government postponing the ICD-10 implementation deadline by one year to October 1, 2015, healthcare...

Errors after ICD-10 Compliance Deadline Affect Reimbursement

by Vera Gruessner

The ICD-10 compliance deadline is right around the corner and providers will need to be ready to transition to the new coding set by October in order to receive sufficient reimbursements for medical care services from the Centers for...

How Can Providers Prepare for the ICD-10 Transition Deadline?

by Vera Gruessner

Even though the latest legislation set forth by Representative Ted Poe (R-TX) calls for slashing the movement toward ICD-10 coding completely, there is little evidence that his bill will be taken seriously by the Committee on Energy and...

The ICD-10 Implementation Deadline at Risk Due to House Bill

by Vera Gruessner

While ICD-10 proponents are focused on ensuring there is no further delay to the ICD-10 implementation deadline, a new bill – called H.R. 2126 – introduced by Representative Ted Poe (R-TX) calls for completely prohibiting the...

Five Facts to Know Before the ICD-10 Transition Deadline

by Vera Gruessner

There are a variety of issues healthcare professionals, providers, and payers are concerned about regarding the ICD-10 transition deadline. Last week, we discussed and dispelled some common myths that stakeholders have about the ICD-10...

ICD-10 Implementation Deadline Causes Concern among Providers

by Vera Gruessner

The ICD-10 implementation deadline is set for October 1, 2015 and doesn’t seem to be changing. While previous ICD-10 deadlines have been postponed, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) among other federal agencies seem...

ICD-10 Coding Concerns Dispelled with 5 CMS Facts

by Vera Gruessner

There have been a variety of ICD-10 coding concerns popping up across the healthcare sector, from physicians, nurses, billers, health IT specialists, and many more professionals. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) spoke...

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