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 »

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 »

Dear Physicians: Your ICD-10-ready EHR should look like this

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As my colleague J. Thomas Ward, M.D., FACEP, said in an earlier article, there are four unique approaches vendors may use to generate ICD-10-CM codes. Read »

Guest Post: Five best practices for ensuring your EHR is ICD-10 ready

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Healthcare providers are in for a wild ride in 2014. On the heels of the major healthcare reform provisions that are set to kick in, practitioners are staring down a major industry renovation in the form of the conversion from ICD-9 to the ICD-10 coding standard. 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 »

How SNOMED-CT can have a role in ICD-10 implementation

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ICD-10 coding and SNOMED-CT are two very different systems yet they can work well together, according to some healthcare professionals. Read »

What to expect from EHR vendors during the ICD-10 transition

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Unfortunately, healthcare providers will not be able to buy or upgrade an electronic health record (EHR) system and call themselves ICD-10 compliant. Read »

Why SNOMED cannot replace the ICD-10-CM/PCS code sets

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I'm not a fan of the American Medical Association's (AMA) quest for an ICD-10 alternative because I don't believe they're serious. But I hope they don't take Jon Handler's idea to abandon ICD-10 coding and use SNOMED-CT. 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 »

How to make your EHR a valuable part of your ICD-10 transition

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Last week we learned that there was a little bit of irrational exuberance regarding how valuable electronic health records (EHR) will be to cutting healthcare costs. Which doesn't mean it's time to scrap your EHR projects. Read »

 
 

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