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December 14, 2011  12:44 PM

Meaningful use stage 2 deadlines: Giving way to ICD-10 implementation?

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
CMS, hhs, ICD-10, ICD-10 implementation, Meaningful use, meaningful use stage 2, ONC

The meaningful use stage 2 schedule has given way to the demands of ICD-10, but yes Virgina, there will be no extension for coding upgrade deadlines. Last week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human...

December 8, 2011  4:05 PM

ICD-10 resources for small provider practices

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
AHIMA, CMS, ICD-10, ICD-10 conversion

The transition to ICD-10 codes is one of several major health IT initiatives being tackled by hospitals and providers in the U.S. Finding the resources to handle this project is a challenge for large...


November 17, 2011  2:16 PM

CMS offering 90-day HIPAA version 5010 compliance grace period

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
CMS, HIPAA version 5010, ICD-10 conversion

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is offering health care providers a 90-day grace period for HIPAA version 5010 compliance. Officially dubbed a "period of...


October 12, 2011  11:18 AM

AHIMA 2011’s greatest hits: ICD-10 implementation, and ICD-11

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
AHIMA, ICD-10, ICD-11

Salt Lake City is an interesting place; I'm glad I went to the American Health Information Managers Association (AHIMA) 83rd Convention and Exhibit. The architecture was stunning as advertised, and granted our staffers were only there three days, but rumors that it's an unbearably...


September 28, 2011  6:33 PM

Pre-AHIMA survey reveals lax ICD-10 preparedness

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
ICD-10 conversion

Not trying to sound alarms here, but if experts we've been hearing out on the health IT conference rubber-chicken circuit have it right, the transition to ICD-10 in two years will be the equivalent of running a hospital into a brick wall. On the revenue side, that is. Because of arcane rules...


August 22, 2011  12:22 PM

Quality reporting standards nearly set for stage 2

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
Health IT Standards Committee, LOINC, quality measure reporting, RxNorm, SNOMED CT

The Health IT Standards Committee is prepared to recommend a set of so-called vocabulary standards for the quality reporting measures required for demonstrating the meaningful use of electronic health record (EHR) systems. According to


July 8, 2011  2:06 PM

How EHR technology and ICD-10 impact the clinical coding workflow

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
clinical coding, Coding and documentation, EHR technology

The implementation of EHR technology -- in conjunction with the


June 16, 2011  11:51 AM

Five tips for making the ICD-10 transition more than a mandate

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
AHIMA, ICD-10 conversion

Stop us if you've heard this before, but, at this point, health care organizations should be knee-deep in their preparations for the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th Edition (ICD-10) transition. It's a difficult process, but it's also a...


May 9, 2011  12:19 PM

A challenging year for the health care CIO

CommunityManager Profile: CommunityManager
GE Healthcare, Health IT trends, ICD-10 conversion, mobile health

By Anna Siembor, Editorial Assistant The upcoming year in health care will be characterized by optimized processes, reduced waste and improved quality, all in the name of cost cutting. That's according to the GE...

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February 21, 2011  8:08 AM

ICD-10 conversion impacts meaningful use for HIMSS 2011 attendees

JeanD Profile: JeanD
HIMSS 2011, ICD-10 conversion, Meaningful use

Orlando Health is well on its way to integrating electronic health records (EHRs) in both its inpatient and outpatient settings, and to meeting meaningful use incentives by the end of this year. The pending conversion to a new classification of clinical codes, however, has the system rethinking...


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