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ICD-10 implementation


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 14, 2015  3:38 PM

ICD-10 transition not quite Y2K yet

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
athenahealth, ICD-10, ICD-10 implementation, ICD-9

Disaster has not yet ensued since the transition to ICD-10 on Oct. 1. While there have been pockets of discontent, reports from the medical coding front have been largely...


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...


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...


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 7, 2015  1:34 PM

External testing stats stick out in ICD-10 preparedness survey

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
ICD-10, ICD-10 implementation, ICD-10 readiness, Sylvia Burwell, WEDI

The ICD-10 deadline hasn't changed since a delay was signed into law more than a year ago. Just as the ICD-10 implementation date hasn't budged since...


March 10, 2015  10:40 AM

Healthcare spending, EHR market share divulged in survey

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
EHR vendors, ICD-10, ICD-10 implementation, population health management, purchasing intentions

ICD-10 and population health management are more than just buzzwords for healthcare providers in 2015. More healthcare systems are projected to invest in those two areas than in any others, according to a survey conducted by peer60.


March 3, 2015  11:55 AM

End-to-end ICD-10 testing mostly free of coding errors

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

Only 3% of ICD-10 claims submitted to CMS during a nine-day test were rejected. There were 661 providers, clearinghouses and billing agencies that participated and 1,400 were registered to test the...


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