If ICD-9 data has value, does ICD-10 data have more value?

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One of the reasons used to justify ICD-10 implementation is that the granular data can be used in healthcare research. 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 »

CMS: How to identify how ICD-10 codes will affect your medical practice

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released some advice on how to assess how ICD-10 coding will affect medical practices: Read »

Why we don't see any 'ICD-9 Kills' bumper stickers

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Six steps for aligning ICD-10 timelines with healthcare vendors

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 There are six phases to working with healthcare vendors on ICD-10 implementation. Read »

ICD-10 codes present more options for many diagnoses

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Can ICD-10 information lead to better patient care?

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Time Magazine actually has a decent article on the ICD-10 debate. I'm surprised because it doesn't rely on flaming water skis or walking into lamp posts to make a point. Read »

Why physicians are worried about reimbursements after Oct. 1, 2014

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Oct. 1, 2014, is the deadline for all HIPAA covered entities to convert to ICD-10 codes. That means entities such as worker's compensation payers and casualty insurers don't have to convert. Read »

ICD-10 Training: How to educate your support staff

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Because ICD-10 implementation will affect all departments in a medical practice or hospital, all staff members will need some sort of ICD-10 training. Read »

Get to the root of gastric artery embolization

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What do you code when a patient is in your hospital for treatment of gastrointestinal bleeding? Read »

 
 

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