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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

July 25, 2014  2:59 PM

Congress puts ICD-10 delay under scrutiny

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
EHR safety, EHR usability, ICD-10, ICD-10 delay

Meaningful use and EHR safety are in Washington lawmakers' sights, as we've highlighted recently in a story and a

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

June 13, 2014  11:45 AM

Meaningful use stage 2 attestations creep forward

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
ICD-10, meaningful use attestation, meaningful use stage 2, meaningful use stage 3

According to CMS numbers publicized at a June Health IT Policy Committee meeting, meaningful use stage 2 attestation is happening. How deep into the U.S. healthcare provider market it will penetrate is still up for speculation and debate. But there's no denying it's underway, and the...

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...

January 21, 2014  1:20 PM

WEDI makes suggestions to HHS leading up to ICD-10 transition

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
hhs, ICD-10, ICD-10 conversion, WEDI

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has more work to do in overseeing the upcoming ICD-10 transition, according to recommendations from the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI). In a statement released on their website and sent to Secretary Kathleen Sebelius,

November 5, 2013  12:01 PM

ICD-10 pilot offers lessons in advance of coding update

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
HIMSS, ICD-10, ICD-10 conversion, ICD-10 pilot, ICD-9, WEDI

Providers deep in preparation for the ICD-10 changeover may want to take note of a recent report which summarized the outcomes of a preliminary ICD-10 test and found coders have a way to go before they’ll be ready for the upgrade. The ICD-10 National Pilot Program was

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 9, 2013  11:26 AM

Computer-assisted coding alone not enough to ease ICD-10 transition

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
computer-assisted coding, health information management, HIM, ICD-10, ICD-10 conversion

The time it takes to code an inpatient record is reduced by 22%, without affecting the accuracy, when using computer-assisted coding (CAC), according to a study published by the...

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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