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ICD-10 readiness


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.


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 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...


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...


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...


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