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ICD-10 Readiness

Many HIM Departments Unprepared for ICD-10 Transition Snags

November 16, 2015 - 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 from the inaugural 2015 HIM Benchmark Report issued by ADVANCE for Health Information Professionals and himagine solutions. According to the report,...


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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...

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...

Lack of ICD-10 Readiness Leads Multiple States to Crosswalks

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) made clear in its most recent national provider call that Medicare is set to receive ICD-10 codes on October 1, with all its systems up and running and a new figure appointed to the...

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...

Just 10% of Providers Confident of ICD-10 Implementation Success

by Jennifer Bresnick

Only ten percent of physicians are very confident that they will be able to navigate the October 1, 2015 ICD-10 implementation successfully, according to a new survey from the Texas Medical Association (TMA).   With the deadline less...

WEDI: ICD-10 Implementation Progresses; Doc Practices Lag

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The latest ICD-10 readiness survey from the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) shows industry-wide progress in preparing for the ICD-10 implementation deadline although physician practices continue to lag behind health IT...

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

by Vera Gruessner

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...

Is ‘Safe Harbor’ Needed After ICD-10 Implementation Deadline?

by Vera Gruessner

As the ICD-10 implementation deadline drew closer, more lawmakers began attempting to develop a different type of transition period in which healthcare providers would not be penalized for reporting inaccurate ICD-10 codes. For example, HR...

AMA, CMS Help Providers Meet ICD-10 Transition Deadline

by Vera Gruessner

With regard to the ICD-10 transition taking place later this year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has partnered up with the American Medical Association (AMA) to assist healthcare providers in preparing for the...

Is Dual Coding an Effective ICD-10 Training Strategy?

by Vera Gruessner

With the October 1 deadline only a mere three months away, following an effective ICD-10 training strategy is of the utmost importance in order to receive standard reimbursement from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)...

Staff Training Crucial in ICD-10 Conversion Preparations

by Vera Gruessner

Healthcare providers who are behind in their ICD-10 conversion preparations may benefit from following the ICD-10 Quick Start Guide provided by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The five steps that providers will...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

What Resources Advance ICD-10 Transition Preparedness?

by Vera Gruessner

The road toward ICD-10 transition preparedness is often a complex one, as the number of diagnoses codes from ICD-9 are being expanded significantly and EHR technology as well as billing systems need to be upgraded across the board. Keeping...

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