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ICD-10 Preparation

Perils of Using GEMs as Crosswalks for ICD-10 Transition

November 19, 2015 - During the ICD-10 preparation phase, many vendors, clinicians, and IT administrators converted their current I-9 environment with an approach that included using the general equivalence mappings (or a version of the GEMs) as the key mechanism for preparing their ICD-10 coding and billing tools. One of the challenges with the conversion to the ICD-10 code set was the initiative to...

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Many HIM Departments Unprepared for ICD-10 Transition Snags

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Despite ICD-10 coder productivity being a top concern of health information managers, few were preparing to add additional coding resources prior to the ICD-10 transition deadline at the beginning of October. This and other findings come...

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...

Why ICD-10 Transition Hinges on Clinical Documentation

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

University of Missouri Health System is ready for upcoming ICD-10 transition deadline. In fact, it has been ready for over two years now, but a series of delays have at the very least provided MU Health with opportunities to fine-tune its...

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...

CMS Chief Highlights Keys to Successful ICD-10 Transition

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The head of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services believes the keys to a successful ICD-10 transition are threefold — preparation, assistant, and collaboration. During a Medicare Learning Network National Provider Call...

ICD-10 Preparation Lacks Testing, Revenue Impact Analysis

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The long-awaited ICD-10 transition is less than three months away and ICD-10 preparation gaps still remain for many providers in the area of testing and revenue impact assessments, according to the 2015 ICD-10 Readiness report published by...

The ICD-10 Coding Transition Deadline is Only 99 Days Away

by Vera Gruessner

The deadline for the ICD-10 coding transition is only 99 days away and healthcare providers are scrambling to finish preparing for the implementation. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) continues to stress the need to...

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,...

ICD-10 Conversion Training Coming to Alaska, Arizona, Nebraska

by Vera Gruessner

Small and rural medical practices preparing for the coming ICD-10 conversion will now have another tool in their arsenal. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is offering in-person ICD-10 training sessions to small and...

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...

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...

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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