Resources to help start your ICD-10 training

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If you're looking to start your ICD-10 training, Alison Ritchie of Medical Economics has a list of five resources to help plan ICD-10 education for a medical practice. Read »

If ICD-10 creates more data, will that be a good thing?

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One of the arguments for ICD-10 implementation is that it will create more healthcare data. Read »

The politics of ICD-10 is infected with fear

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When physicians speak about healthcare policy, they bring a great deal of expertise and knowledge to the debate. Read »

What to expect from a computer-assisted coding system

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Healthcare vendors are reassuring providers that they can improve medical coding productivity with computer-assisted coding (CAC) systems. Read »

How to make ICD-10 education a blast

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It was a light week for ICD-10 lessons. Which is fine because we have barbecues and fireworks to worry about. Read »

How medical practices can mitigate the financial impact of DRG shifts

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There is a fair amount of concern among hospitals about how much revenue will be lost if DRGs shift the wrong way. Read »

The AMA's specific problem with ICD-10 implementation

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The American Medical Association's (AMA) decisions to reaffirm it's vigorous opposition to ICD-10 implementation and ask for a two-year grace period surprised me. Read »

AMA refuses to accept ICD-10 implementation again

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When the American Medical Association's (AMA) House of Delegates met last week, its ICD-10 decisions were overshadowed by statements on obesity and guns. Read »

Three tips for newly-trained medical coders looking for jobs

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It looks like medical coders will be in great demand the closer the healthcare industry gets to ICD-10 implementation, but some newly trained coders report they're having trouble find jobs. Read »

Why Mostashari insists the ICD-10 deadline is written in stone

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I tend to believe Farzad Mostashari, the national coordinator for healthcare IT, when he insists the ICD-10 compliance deadline is the final deadline. And I'm sure every other federal bureaucrat genuinely believes when they echo the talking point. Read »

 
 

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