What is your priority for ICD-10 implementation?
Carl Natale
Since it looks like the healthcare industry has another 12 months to make the ICD-10 implementation, healthcare organizations are changing their priorities.

Recent Posts

Coalition letter reminds us the ICD-10 deadline still is up in the air
The Coalition for ICD-10 doesn't want to wait until Oct. 1, 2015, to use ICD-10 codes as a national standard, but it's better than delaying ICD-10 implementation any longer. Read More

What to do about the ICD-10 delay
Now that medical practices have been legislated a reprieve from ICD-10 implementation, they need to decide what to do next. Read More

CMS promises ICD-10 guidance is coming
It's not exactly helpful but the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) finally addressed the impending ICD-10 delay. Read More

Who's in the mood for a coding challenge?
We may be looking at an additional year of ICD-10 preparation but 3M still has its ICD-10 coding challenge. Read More

Recent Comments

Maybe it's time to prescribe a healthy dose of panic

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How to inoculate ICD-10 coding from another delay

Based on today's (4-9-14) Medicare payments "news" from CMS, the current ICD-10 delay appears to be a pre-emptive strike from vested interests in a last-ditch attempt (albeit successful for now; which congress person doesn't have a licensed lobbyist or staff person not above slipping in a poison subsection to a no-brainer bill that few if any will read again before the final vote?) to protect their assets. As a voice from a silhouetted figure in a movie once suggested, "Follow the money." Medicare fraud, meaningful use, and unnecessary DME in ICD-9 is easy enough; is it more difficult in ICD-10?...

It's April; do you know when your ICD-10 deadline is?

But on Tuesday, President Barack Obama signed the “Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014” — which pushes the ICD-10 compliance deadline to Oct. 1, 2014 You need to correct the date to 2015 as it has been pushed and not 2014. Thanks!

So far, no devil in the details of ICD-10-CM

Not sure why hospital and providers are required to collect this type data that is to be used by research? or government organizations. There is a cost and risk to the highly secured processes of collecting, verification, archiving, and transmitting this data. So far, I have not seen any of the using organizations stepping up to the plate to pay for this information.

What did you expect Tavenner to say at HIMSS14?

I understand that many providers feel like their preparation progress has been put on hold because their software vendors have not yet released critical ICD-10 updates yet-- however, who really believes that delaying the transition date is going to result in vendors rolling out their updates far in advance? Vendors are in a tough position too, and the transition will be costly for them. They will do their best not to pass the costs on to their clients, but not everyone can afford to do that. It's a daunting prospect for everyone. Ultimately, vendors and providers are like high school students with a ...


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