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01
OCT
2015

The ICD-10 Deadline is Here! What Next?

Today is the day many healthcare professionals have been preparing for and dreading, the ICD-10 Deadline. It has been a long road for many and a short, fast, hectic road for many others. If you’ve been ignoring every piece of ICD-10 advice and guidance for the past three...
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03
AUG
2015

ICD-10: Feeling Good about the Conversion

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We are one month and three weeks away from the go live date for ICD-10. Your changes to systems and paper should be complete. You should have completed end to end testing with payers (or at the very least have a date of testing). Your staff should be well trained and you should...
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26
JUN
2015

Three Steps to Successful ICD-10 Conversion

What is your practice doing this week to prepare for ICD-10? October 1, 2015 will be here before we know it and preparedness for that event cannot be over-stated. This week and for several weeks to come, your practice would benefit from 3 steps of preparedness: Parallel coding –...
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22
APR
2015

SGR Repealed and ICD-10 Delays

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On Tuesday April 14, 2015, the Senate passed the long-awaited permanent “doc fix,” previously passed by the House of Representatives, to repeal the Sustainable Growth Rate formula (SGR) and avert a 21 percent across-the-board cut in Medicare’s physician fees that was originally...
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13
APR
2015

2015 HIT Challenges – ICD-10 Deadline

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ICD-10 Deadline – A Challenge of 2015 The new ICD-10 deadline comes as no surprise now that it was delayed several times. In July 2014, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) implemented the most recent delay and set a new date of Oct. 1, 2015, giving...
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06
APR
2015

Healthcare Technology in Your Healthcare Practice

This mistake with healthcare technology is made over and over despite so much evidence that it never works; buying it, finding space to physically put it, and then continuing to operate exactly the same. Healthcare technology is more than a physical computer, tablet or lap top....
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16
MAR
2015

ICD-10 Training: Where are you in Process?

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By now, almost the end of the first quarter 2015, the preparation, allocation of dollars, gap analysis, system scrutiny and training of coders should be completed and you should be well into ICD-10 training of providers. You should have developed a contingency plan if thin...
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11
FEB
2015

ICD-10 Deadline Remains

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued a rule finalizing Oct. 1, 2015 as the ICD-10 deadline for transition for health care providers, health plans, and health care clearinghouses. U.S. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) weighed in...
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25
NOV
2014

ICD-10 deadline: Health groups urge Congress to avoid further delays

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Organizations urge Congress to avoid further delays to ICD-10 deadline. A group of healthcare organizations has sent a letter to Congressional leaders urging them to make sure there are no further delays to ICD-10 implementation. The letter came from a group of 15 health-related...
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06
AUG
2014

ICD-10 Readiness Surprises

Providers responding to a recent survey on ICD-10 readiness expressed concerns about the impact the coding switch–set to go into effect Oct. 1, 2015, after being delayed in April–will have on revenue, productivity and workflow. Of 349 providers surveyed between May...
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