CMS not ready to throw in the towel on ICD-10 compliance yet

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We have about nine months to get ready for ICD-10 implementation. According to a Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) survey, some progress was made but not a lot. Read »

The financial impact of ICD-10 will be felt after Oct. 1

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For the number crunchers working for healthcare providers, ICD-10 implementation will be the gift that will keep on giving. Read »

Guest Post: Your checklist for ICD-10 end-to-end testing

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Starting the end-to-end testing process for ICD-10 as soon as possible is critical, as payers have said they do not have the bandwidth to test with all providers and will be testing on a first come, first serve basis. Read »

A coding challenge for the birds

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Do you know how to code bird flu? If so, you stand a chance of winning 3M's coding challenge for December: Read »

We can trust CMS and EHR vendors but verification would be nice

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This ICD-10 implementation thing might not be so bad. There are electronic health record (EHR) systems that promise to assign ICD-10 codes. Read »

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 »

 
 

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