The secret lives of queries

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Hopefully medical coders who brush up on query writing will be wasting their time. Read »

Making a list of diagnosis codes; checking it twice

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Here's a round up of recent articles and posts on how to code diagnoses and procedures in ICD-10: Read »

How meaningful is the meaningful use extension?

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Guest Post: Your checklist for ICD-10 interface testing

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One of the biggest factors in delaying the ICD-10 implementation deadline to October 2014 was to provide more time for entities to conduct better testing. Read »

How to assess the costs of dual coding

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Dual coding probably is the best idea that many healthcare providers may not be able to afford. Read »

What it's going to take to get started on ICD-10 implementation

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We're going to assume you haven't started the ICD-10 transition and don't know where to start. Start with the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) page for healthcare providers. Read »

Why we're not taking ICD-10 coding too seriously

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ICD-10 implementation is a serious matter. But it doesn't have to be. Read »

Can physician peer pressure propel ICD-10 engagement?

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It's a widely held belief that peer-to-peer education is key to engaging physicians when it comes to clinical documentation improvement (CDI) and ICD-10 training. How about peer-to-peer pressure? Read »

Can CMS delay enforcement of ICD-10 compliance?

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) won't budge on the ICD-10 implementation deadline. They insist the federal government will be ready and healthcare organizations need to be ready. Read »

Now's a good time to assess progress in the ICD-10 transition

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This is a pretty good time to be thankful that you're on track for ICD-10 implementation. According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), that means small- and medium-sized medical practices should have completed some goals. Read »

 
 

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