CMS offers a little guidance on dual coding

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) offers a quick explanation of dual coding and how it may be used: Read »

Congress gets serious about ICD-10 implementation

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There was a false alarm Monday when I thought I found the ICD-10 delay final rule in the Federal Register. Read »

How to access your MAC's LCDs

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published an MLN Matters article on accessing ICD-10 Local Coverage Determinations (LCDs) in the  Medicare Coverage Database (MCD). Read »

OMB has the ICD-10 final rule for review

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It seems ironic to type "final rule" when writing about the ICD-10 deadline. Read »

Consider the impact of financial incentives on the ICD-10 debate

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Meaningful Use as a federal healthcare initiative isn't perfect. But it isn't hated either. Read »

CMS extends ICD-10-CM/PCS code freeze another year

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It's no big surprise. If you extend the ICD-10 compliance deadline, the partial code freeze has to move also. Read »

CMS to offer more information with a National Provider Call

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) plans to have a National Provider Call  on June 4 to address ICD-10 preparation issues. Read »

Is ICD-10 history doomed to repeat itself?

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While the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) wants the new ICD-10 implementation deadline to be Oct. 1, 2015, many healthcare professionals are wondering if it really will happen. 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 »

 
 

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