May 13, 2012
Carl Natale

HIPAA 5010: CMS explains how clearinghouses can help

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) sent an e-mail last week offering HIPAA 5010 compliance help. Specifically, it quoted Denise Buenning, Acting Deputy Director Office of E-...
May 01, 2012
Carl Natale

CMS, WEDI working out the HIPAA 5010 issues

In March when the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) extended the enforcement deadline for HIPAA 5010 compliance to July 1, it was an admission that the transition wasn't going well...
April 14, 2012
Carl Natale

No matter what the deadline, we’re still working on ICD-10 implementation

Believe it or not, there was more being discussed this week than delaying ICD-10 implementation. Here's what was valuable: ICD Summit Coverage The American Health Information Management Association (...
April 02, 2012
Carl Natale

HIPAA 5010: CMS explains why medical claims are rejected

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has an incredibly useful document for figuring out why your medical claims are being rejected.  The Important Update Regarding Version 5010/D...
March 16, 2012
Carl Natale

HIPAA 5010: How much will enforcement delay help physicians and hospitals?

When the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the enforcement delay of HIPAA 5010 standards, it was a bit tempting to declare "Deja vu all over again." The CMS' Office of E...
March 15, 2012
Carl Natale

Breaking News: CMS delays HIPAA 5010 enforcement again

Several healthcare websites are reporting that healthcare entities will get another 90 days to comply with the HIPAA 5010 requirements. The Office of E-Health Standards and Services in the Centers...
February 17, 2012
Carl Natale

We still have an ICD-10 implementation to plan

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) pretty much sucked the energy out of the week by announcing there will be some ICD-10 timeline re-examination. What such the ICD-10...
February 10, 2012
Carl Natale

HIT challenges that plague healthcare providers

While it may be possible to manage Meaningful Use and ICD-10 implementation as complementary projects, it's not easy. To get a sense of the challenges, read this interview with Tom Ciccarelli, CIO...
February 03, 2012
Carl Natale

The real reason why physician groups want to keep using ICD-9 codes

I have to wonder about the state healthcare information technology (HIT) in this country. Major medical associations can't seem to let go of ancient technology. I'm talking about all the letter...
February 01, 2012
Carl Natale

HIPAA 5010: What's causing reimbursement delays

How did the HIPAA 5010 transition go? The answer depends on who you ask. And if you ask Ken Bradley, vice president of strategic planning at Navicure, you're going to hear things are going pretty...