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ICD-10 conversion


March 1, 2016  2:57 PM

Rate of denied claims mostly unchanged since ICD-10 implementation date

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
CMS, ICD-10, ICD-10 conversion, ICD-10 implementation

The increased specificity and volume of ICD-10 codes in comparison to its predecessor ICD-9 hasn't complicated medical coding, judging by the amount of claims denied since Oct. 1, 2015. That date signifies the deadline by...

November 3, 2015  12:42 PM

ICD-10 conversion goes quietly in its first month

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
CMS, ICD-10, ICD-10 conversion, ICD-10 implementation

The number of codes increased, but not much else has changed in the world of U.S. medical coding since the Oct. 1 ICD-10 conversion date. At least that's the message conveyed by CMS' recent update on the first month post-ICD-10. A CMS report -- comparing


October 1, 2015  8:19 PM

ICD-10 conquers AHIMA

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
AHIMA, health information management, ICD-10, ICD-10 conversion, ICD-10 implementation

Don’t take this the wrong way.

The 2015 AHIMA Convention & Exhibition, held earlier this week in sultry New Orleans, was a productive conference. 

A few...


September 24, 2015  3:06 PM

AHIMA conference attendees stand at brink of ICD-10 transition

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
AHIMA, IBM Watson, ICD-10, ICD-10 conversion, ICD-10 readiness

It seems almost uncanny how the health IT conference most associated with ICD-10 and all things medical coding is being held this year literally on the eve of the historic


August 25, 2015  2:01 PM

Finances, not codes, worry Texas physicians as they jump from ICD-9 to ICD-10

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
ICD-10, ICD-10 conversion, ICD-10 implementation, ICD-10 readiness

The increase in the amount codes is an often-discussed topic when healthcare professionals weigh in on the move from ICD-9 to ICD-10, but a new survey found that 30% of Texas...


August 4, 2015  3:10 PM

WEDI foresees unsteady ICD-10 transition, urges actions from HHS

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
CMS, ICD-10, ICD-10 conversion, ICD-10 readiness, WEDI

The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI), disconcerted by the responses of physicians to its eleventh ICD-10 readiness survey, used those results to make recommendations to HHS. The survey showed that physicians are behind hospitals and health systems in their preparations for the...


July 7, 2015  12:25 PM

CMS, AMA announce plans to help providers through ICD-10 conversion

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
AMA, CMS, ICD-10, ICD-10 conversion, ICD-10 implementation, ICD-10 readiness

After formerly questioning how the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is handling the upcoming ICD-10 conversion, the American Medical Association (AMA) announced it will work with CMS on programs and educational sessions to assist providers in switching over to ICD-10.


May 12, 2015  2:05 PM

Providers satisfied with internal ICD-10 preparation, eschew outside testing

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
ICD-10, ICD-10 conversion, ICD-10 implementation

Most healthcare professionals are confident enough in their organization's internal ICD-10 preparation that they haven't consulted with an outside source to measure their readiness prior to the Oct.1 coding changeover date. Less than a quarter of high-level healthcare pros that responded to a


April 30, 2015  2:31 PM

ICD-10 survey: Physician practice worries ‘a little too high for comfort’

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
ICD-10, ICD-10 conversion

With ICD-10 nearly certainly on its way in October, attitudes toward the sometimes controversial new medical coding system among many providers in small and medium-sized physician...


December 30, 2014  3:22 PM

ICD-10 testing week numbers muddled by negative testing

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
ICD-10, ICD-10 conversion, ICD-10 implementation, ICD-10 readiness

Though they were part of a self-selected group that's likely ahead of the game in transitioning to ICD-10, the results of trial claims submitted by healthcare providers to CMS may brighten the industry's outlook on the viability of the coding update. CMS accepted more than three-quarters (76%) of...


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