The end to ICD-10 code flexibility: How are you handling it?

It may be hard to believe, but ICD-10 recently celebrated its first birthday. So we thought it only fitting that we post this blog on 10-10. The change from ICD-9 to ICD-10 meant the addition of thousands of more very specific, and in some cases, very unusual diagnostic codes. Examples include: being pecked by a […]

ICD-10: How is your practice handling the transition?

It’s been a few weeks since the launch of ICD-10 and there have been a number of stories written about some of the challenges that healthcare providers are facing and how the new billing codes are having an impact on their practices and patient care. Although still early in its implementation, it appears those who […]

Struggling with ICD-10 implementation? Our firm can help

While many healthcare providers have spent a great deal of time (and money) preparing for the Oct. 1 transition to ICD-10, as with any new system, problems are sure to arise. Remember what happened with the roll-out of Healthcare.gov? Although there have been many implementation delays over the last few years, this no longer is […]

Ready or not here ICD-10 comes

With less than three months until the implementation of the long-awaited ICD-10, it appears many providers are still unprepared – particularly in the areas of testing and assessing the impact it will have on revenue. A new report published by AHIMA and the eHealth Initiative finds that while half of the respondents had completed test […]

CMS to cut providers a break when it comes to ICD-10 deadline

With the implementation of ICD-10 just around the corner (Oct. 1) comes word from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services that it will not deny claims made under the Part B physician fee schedule if there are coding errors. The guidance notice, which was issued with the blessing of the American Medical Association, is […]

ICD-10 implementation clock ticking

With the deadline for implementation of ICD-10 just five months away, a lot is being written about whether medical practices are prepared. As late as April 30, Rep. Ted Poe of Texas introduced a bill that would prohibit the Secretary of Health and Human Services from replacing ICD-9 with ICD-10 in implementing the HIPAA code […]

CMS says ICD-10 testing successful: Are you prepared?

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is reporting that it successfully completed the first week of end-to-end testing of the soon-to-be-implemented ICD-10 coding. The testing, which took place between Jan. 26 and Feb. 3, included 661 participants with about 1,400 National Provider Identifiers registered. They were split equally between direct submitters and clearing houses/billing […]

GAO: CMS ready for ICD-10, but are you?

There is good news for healthcare providers coming out of the Government Accountability Office: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is prepared for the switch to ICD-10 on Oct. 1, according to a newly released report. The 41-page report notes that CMS has undertaken “a number of efforts” to prepare for transition to the […]

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