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Updates more than diagnosis codes to prepare for ICD-10 implementation
Carl Natale
The ICD-10 transition goes beyond the technical challenges of upgrading healthcare information systems. It is very much an administrative challenge too.
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You shouldn't worry about losing your ICD-10 knowledge if dual coding is part of your workflow.  Read More
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How to start ICD-10 training for medical practices
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Why aren't healthcare providers volunteering for ICD-10 testing?

The combination of not being selected for Round 1 (we are a reasonably large provider but our clearinghouse was not selected for our state/MAC) as well as the limitation of 50 claims MAX makes the effort of both collecting, future dating and sorting through the various hospital/clinic/home care locations we represent to find robust claims to test with beyond reasonable. We are limited by our clearinghouse acceptance and do not have a way around that since we do not direct submit. We have already participated in acknowledgement testing with Medicare and unfortunately feel like we will not get beyond ...


Why aren't healthcare providers volunteering for ICD-10 testing?

I would venture to say that some organizations have not volunteered for testing because a good number do NOT submit directly to Medicare. In addition, the ability to use only 10 HICNs greatly limits the real data one may have available for the end to end test. At our health system we have to mock up a portion of the claims data in order to submit up to 5 claims for each HICN. Not a great approach but it is the best we are able to do given the restrictions. It is making us seriously consider whether or not we will


Why aren't healthcare providers volunteering for ICD-10 testing?

Wanted to volunteer, but our system cannot create future dated services/claims (which makes sense). Too much work to manually edit the 837's...


How to prepare for ICD-10 testing

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Why aren't healthcare providers volunteering for ICD-10 testing?

Carl, one reason why providers might not be signing up for round 2 of this testing is that round 1 has not yet occurred! We don't know what this first round of testing might show, so why sign up for round 2?


 
 

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