Electronic Health Records


Hospitals doubted ICD-10 readiness of payers, providers in 2014

by Jennifer Bresnick

Larger hospitals or healthcare systems generally felt well-prepared for the former ICD-10 implementation date of October 1, 2014, but weren’t so sure about their key trading partners, according to an HFMA survey conducted in...

CMS cancels ICD-10 end-to-end test pilot in wake of delay

by Jennifer Bresnick

CMS has announced in an email update that the end-to-end testing program slated for late July has been canceled due to shifted timelines after the ICD-10 delay.  The testing opportunity was intended to allow a random sample of providers...

Was the ICD-10 delay caused by the administration’s IT problems?

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) continues to tout the number of enrollees in the health insurance marketplace, but even the latest figures pushing that figure over eight million does little to mask the cost of getting...

With ICD-10 date set, what new challenges await providers?

by Jennifer Bresnick

It may not come as much of a surprise for providers who have had October burned into their brains as an ICD-10 milestone, but CMS has stated its intention to set October 1, 2015 as the new ICD-10 compliance date.  That gives providers...

AHIMA applauds the new CMS plan for ICD-10 implementation

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has finally broken its silence about the legislative delay of ICD-10 until no earlier than Oct. 1, 2015. In an email update last evening, the Department of Health & Human Services...

CMS: We intend to set ICD-10 date for October 1, 2015

by Jennifer Bresnick

In an email update, CMS has finally broken its silence on the ICD-10 delay with a message that will provide some relief for providers still questioning the future of the new code set: the department intends to release guidance officially...

AHIMA: Half of providers plan to go ahead with ICD-10 anyway

by Jennifer Bresnick

There’s one word that sums up the industry’s reaction to the ICD-10 delay, and that word is “disappointment,” say participants in an AHIMA poll conducted during a two-day summit last week.  Echoing sentiments...

Cerner: ICD-10 delay may put focus on revenue cycle management

by Jennifer Bresnick

Vendors are taking the ICD-10 delay in stride, it seems, while searching out strategic opportunities for growth and integration.  During an earnings call to discuss Cerner Corporation’s first quarter results, President Zane M. Burke...

73% of providers will continue on with ICD-10 despite delay

by Jennifer Bresnick

Nearly three-quarters of providers surveyed by Part B News aren’t letting the ICD-10 delay get them down.  The majority of respondents are more or less keeping to the plans they set in order to be ready for the new codes by...

How will vendors prep for ICD-10, Stage 2 MU after the delay?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Reactions to the ICD-10 delay, which has pushed off the new code set until at least October 1, 2015, have been all over the map.  Disappointed coders, ambivalent physicians, and opportunity seekers on the financial side have all...

The technical, cultural implications of the ICD-10 delay

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

For those who were well on their way to being ready for ICD-10 this October, the idea that no good deed goes unpunished rings well and true. After pouring a sizeable portion of their resources into ICD-10 technology, training, and testing,...

Can small providers knock out ICD-10 “in a few weekends?”

by Jennifer Bresnick

The ICD-10 switch has always been a problematic proposition with an astounding number of moving pieces that need to be upgraded, coordinated, oiled, and polished.  In a large hospital or healthcare system, the onerous transition has...

Keeping up momentum will be key for ICD-10 success in 2015

by Jennifer Bresnick

With organizations still reeling from the recently mandated ICD-10 delay, and opinions split on the benefits of pushing off the code set until October 1, 2015, providers have been left with little guidance about what to do now.  As CMS...

Readers, providers express disapproval of ICD-10 delay

by Jennifer Bresnick

Professional organizations like AHIMA and CHIME aren’t the only ones annoyed at the political maneuvering that led to the most recent ICD-10 delay, which pushes off the new code set until October 1, 2015 at the earliest.  Somewhat...

WEDI: ICD-10 delay is frustrating, but also an opportunity

by Jennifer Bresnick

When Congress voted to delay the implementation of ICD-10 by at least a year, the healthcare industry immediately exploded into a cacophony of conflicting opinions.  While some organizations expressed severe disappointment, others...

Can you afford to delay your ICD-10 implementation?

by Sponsored Content

There have been many developments and changes to the healthcare system, ranging from the Affordable Care Act to meaningful use. One of the many changes is the transition to the ICD-10 Classification of Diseases. Currently the United States...

WEDI to help develop ICD-10 delay action plan at summit

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The decision by Congress to delay the transition to ICD-10 took places weeks ago and still the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has yet to make mention of it. Obviously, the adamancy of Administrator Marilyn Tavenner and other...

Fitch: ICD-10 delay will be good for hospital credit

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare providers looking for the silver lining to the recently announced ICD-10 delay need to search no further than their own pockets, says Fitch Ratings.  The credit rating agency believes that the extra time “is viewed as...

Should physicians use the ICD-10 delay to learn how to code?

by Jennifer Bresnick

As the healthcare industry comes to grips with the reality of yet another ICD-10 delay, providers must turn their attention back to completing the arduous conversion process, albeit with another year of prep time.  The additional...

How will CIOs, CMIOs respond to the latest ICD-10 delay?

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

With the signing of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act (HR 4302) by President Barack Obama on April 1, the one-year patch for the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) known as the “doc fix” is to become law and with it the...



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