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ICD-10


January 11, 2017  10:12 AM

ICD-10 glitches cause CMS to back off

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
CMS, ICD-10, PQRS

It turns out the transition to ICD-10 didn't go quite as smoothly as previously thought, particularly for the small practice physicians who were

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...


February 10, 2016  4:06 PM

New ICD-10 code for Zika

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
AHIMA, CDC, ICD-10

The American Health Information Management Association now has an ICD-10 code for the birth defect-causing Zika virus: A92.8. On Feb. 5, as 11 states had reported travel-associated cases of the Zika virus,


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...


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 14, 2015  12:12 PM

Health information management professionals foresee less coding in their futures

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
AHIMA, clinical coding, Coding and documentation, health information management, ICD-10

Health information management professionals believe proficiency in big data analysis, informatics and data mining will be more important for workers in their positions in the future than they are now. However, members of the same group -- composed of 3,370 respondents to an AHIMA study -- predict...


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