Healthcare providers cannot rely on clearinghouses for ICD-10 implementation

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Clearinghouses can be a major help for healthcare providers that need help submitting medical claims to healthcare payers. And they may have a role in the ICD-10 transition. Read »

Apparently the HIPAA 5010 transition isn't over

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Remember the good old days of 2012 when we were worried about how to get through the HIPAA 5010 transition? It seems there are some lucky healthcare providers who get to relive those days. Read »

CMS offers HIPAA 5010 takeaways for ICD-10 transition planning

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Top 3 stories that shaped ICD-10 implementation in 2012

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There were a lot of announcements and events in 2012 that influenced the ICD-10-CM/PCS transition. But there were three major events that were key in shaping how and when we implement ICD-10 coding. Read »

How to celebrate your independence from 4010

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I started the week by declaring HIPAA 5010 compliance has arrived. That's based upon the fact that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has stopped extending the grace period for enforcing it. Read »

HIPAA 5010: We're finally in compliance

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Unless I missed an email, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) started enforcing the HIPAA 5010 standards yesterday. Which is weird since it was mandated since Jan. 1. Read »

Medical codes aren't the only change coming

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It's hard to focus on ICD-10 implementation without looking at the big picture. And I'm defining the big picture as how healthcare organizations do business. Read »

How to address HIPAA 5010 edits by healthcare providers

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Last weekend, I got an e-mail from the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare (CMS) on "How to Avoid Common Version 5010 Claims Rejections." Read »

Senator prescribes hearings to cure ICD-10 implementation

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The politics of ICD-10 implementation has just gotten more interesting. Read »

Medical associations argue different points in the ICD-10 debate

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The American Medical Association (AMA) started a busy week for letter writing. They sort of make the case for a two-year delay of ICD-10 implementation in a comment letter that also calls for a cost benefit study, a search for an alternative for the ICD-10 code sets and a consensus. All those steps add up to never implementing ICD-10 coding. Read »

 
 

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