Guest Post: Optimizing your hospital CAC implementation

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Computer Assisted Coding (CAC) is one of the hottest health information technology topics. Read »

How ICD-10 codes could help connect the dots

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Today, we're looking at some ICD-10 codes for conditions connected to alcoholism. Read »

ICD-10 end-to-end testing takes a hit

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) had a busy week. In a couple announcements about ICD-10 compliance, we need to know three things: Read »

The new ICD-10 deadline is Oct. 1, 2015

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OK, we have a deadline. The Centers for Medicare and Medicare Services (CMS) released a statement Thursday that sets the deadline for ICD-10 implementation at Oct. 1, 2015 — the earliest possible date set by the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014. Read »

Guest Post: Upgrade documentation systems for ICD-10-CM now

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The time to start documenting for ICD-10-CM is now. Read »

How SNOMED-CT fits into the ICD-10 transition

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While we're debating a new ICD-10 deadline, let's take a break to revisit SNOMED-CT. Read »

Do you need to be a good ICD-9 coder to be a good ICD-10 coder?

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If medical practices are trying to figure out what to do about ICD-10 training with the ICD-10 deadline being moved out at least 12 months, maybe they ought to reinforce ICD-9 education. Read »

CMS is poised to make a boring announcement about the new ICD-10 deadline

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The Centers for Medcare and Medicaid Services (CMS) promised that they would tell us more about the new ICD-10 deadline soon. Read »

CMS promises ICD-10 regulation, guidance is coming

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Anyone attending the American Health Information Management Association's (AHIMA) ICD-10-CM/PCS and Computer-Assisted Coding Summit isn't learning a lot about the new ICD-10 timeline. Read »

Let's check on the status of ICD-11

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With ICD-10 implementation looking vulnerable, ICD-11 advocates are talking about leap-frogging over ICD-10 coding again. Read »

 
 

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