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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...

April 8, 2015  4:06 PM

With a punch list in hand, CMS readies for ICD-10

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
CMS, ICD-10, ICD-9

The march toward ICD-10 is on in earnest. Along with apparent solid congressional and industry support for ICD-10 after last year’s surprise...

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...

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

March 17, 2010  2:03 PM

SNOMED: Privately owned public standard

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger

In researching a story about how U.S. health care providers will be comingling the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) insurance billing codes with the SNOMED CT (Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine -- Clinical Terms) databases in time for...

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