National Pilot Program reports rocky first flight

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The National Pilot Program has completed its first round of testing. The results are less than stellar. Read »

How date of service can trump the ICD-10 compliance deadline

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Farzad Mostashari, the national coordinator for healthcare IT, explained the deadline is the deadline while speaking Monday at the the HIMSS Media ICD-10 Forum. Read »

How medical practices can prepare for ICD-10 testing

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The National Pilot Program is an amazing effort designed to help healthcare organizations be thoroughly prepared for ICD-10 implementation. That is going to require rigorous testing. Read »

ICD-10 National Pilot Program ready to take off

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The ICD-10 National Pilot Program is picking up steam. It's a collaborative designed to help healthcare organizations prepare for ICD-10 testing and to share best practices. Read »

HIMSS survey finds ICD-10 a top priority but maybe not a top investment

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The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) released its  annual HIMSS Leadership Survey this week. Read »

How to use HIMSS13 to propel your ICD-10 preparations

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The HIMSS13 Annual Conference and Exhibition starts — March 3-7 — in New Orleans. It will be the place to get up to speed on the state of ICD-10 preparations. Read »

Time to take another look at the politics of ICD-10

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I doubt President Obama will mention ICD-10 coding in his state of the union speech tonight.  Read »

How ICD-10 coding can affect patient care

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If you're in an argument with a physician about ICD-10 implementation, they're going to deny any benefits for patients. To them, ICD-10 is an administrative burden. It's not a treatment or medication that they can see improve a patient's health. Read »

HIMSS takes the lead on making the ICD-10 transition more manageable

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A few weeks ago when I talked to Connie Tohara, director of Health Information at University of Utah Hospital, she emphasized the need to get information from the "right sources." There is too much money and hype pushing misinformation. Read »

HIMSS issues a call to action to help organizations achieve ICD-10 compliance

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The Healthcare Information and Management Systems (HIMSS) hopes to help the healthcare industry reach ICD-10 compliance as smoothly as Read »

 
 

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