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ICD-10 implementation


February 19, 2015  1:15 PM

With ICD-10 implementation, the medical industry can escape the past

Scott Wallask Scott Wallask Profile: Scott Wallask
CHIME, ICD-10 implementation, ICD-9

I'm getting déjà vu from ICD-10, and not in a good way. As the healthcare industry marches forward on the ICD-10 implementation on Oct. 1, 2015, a look at the coding...

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...


November 18, 2014  12:16 PM

Article reports reduction to estimated cost of ICD-10 conversion

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

Providers that point to the potential financial burden the impending ICD-10 conversion could have on their practice as a reason to delay 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


October 6, 2014  9:01 AM

ICD-10 survey results show many testing efforts put on hold

MonicaVallejo Profile: MonicaVallejo
ICD-10, ICD-10 delay, ICD-10 implementation, ICD-10 readiness

The healthcare industry is making progress in its drive toward ICD-10 readiness, but some tasks -- including those related to testing -- are slipping into 2015. The


August 5, 2014  12:06 PM

Majority of U.S. providers ready to meet ICD-10 deadline

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

The decision to delay the ICD-10 deadline may prove advantageous for U.S. providers. Just over half of providers (51%) said they already have the proper resources and technology in place and are ready for the Oct. 1, 2015 deadline. The remainder are going to use outsourced technology and clinical...


July 2, 2014  10:10 AM

Healthcare organizations use delay to further test ICD-10 readiness

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
AHIMA, eHealth Initiative, ICD-10, ICD-10 implementation

The delay of federal ICD-10 implementation gave providers another year, at a minimum, during which they could perform testing to measure their ICD-10 readiness. Fewer than half of


May 2, 2014  12:07 PM

Looks like ICD-10 delay will be until Oct. 1, 2015

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

The final date for the U.S. healthcare system switching over to ICD-10 looks to be Oct. 1, 2015, if CMS's signaling it will write that into an interim final rule proposal this week. The...


July 31, 2013  10:38 AM

ICD-10 facts and myths resource addresses key coding issues

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
computer-assisted coding, ICD-10, ICD-10 implementation

The CMS updated their ICD-10 facts and myths resource to help providers who are preparing for the transition to the new codes. One of the issues the document addresses is the age of ICD-10 -- it was released in...


July 24, 2013  12:30 PM

CIOs to Farzad: More time for stage 2 meaningful use adoption, please

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
certified EHR technology, HIPAA, ICD-10 implementation, meaningful use stage 2, ONC

In a letter to the U.S. Senate responding to the "Reboot" policy paper signed by four Republicans, members of the College of Healthcare Information Management...


May 31, 2013  10:41 AM

Tips for ICD-10 preparation: assessments, training and post go-live

EmilyHuizenga Profile: EmilyHuizenga
ICD-10, ICD-10 implementation

Though methodologies may differ, all HIPAA-covered healthcare entities have one thing in common when it comes to implementing the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th Edition (


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