Is CDI the Trojan Horse of the ICD-10 wars?

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It may be time to stop trying to get physicians to accept ICD-10 coding. Healthcare providers may be better off worrying about clinical documentation improvement (CDI) instead. Read »

ICD-10: What if it stood for 'Improve Clinical Documentation?'

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Let's forget about preparing for ICD-10 implementation for a minute. What if healthcare providers focused on improving clinical documentation? Read »

Get ahead of the ICD-10 curve

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ICD-10 will impact more than how patients are documented or how charts are coded. It will change how data is collected and processed, touching nearly every area of business and clinical operations. Read »

Is your clinical documentation ready for ICD-10 implementation?

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The most important step that you take to prepare for ICD-10 implementation is something you can start now. By improving clinical documentation now, you will be ready to assign ICD-10 codes next year. Read »

Top documentation challenges in the ICD-10 transition

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Improving the clinical documentation will be a requirement of the ICD-10 transition. Does it really need to start now? Read »

Top 5 initiatives to make a successful ICD-10 transition

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If you're finally planning for the ICD-10 implementation, there are timelines and checklists to guide you. But sometimes you need to dig a little deeper to find advice that will help create a smoother ICD-10 transition. Read »

The New Math of HIT: CDI + CAC = ROI

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While the first half of 2012 was dominated by HIPAA 5010 turmoil and the ICD-10 compliance debate, it may be the push for clinical documentation improvement (CDI) that has the most impact on healthcare IT. Read »

Why CAC could fail for many medical practices

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The unfortunate part of ICD-10 transition plans is that they are based upon what should work as opposed to what will work. Read »

Optum releases comprehensive CAC system

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Optum released a new medical coding system last week for hospitals. Read »

Healthcare reform puts ICD-10 coding in perspective

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This site is dedicated to helping healthcare professionals manage the transition to ICD-10-CM/PCS implementation. But sometimes we need to remember there are bigger changes and challenges. Read »

 
 

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