This ICD-10 debate is tame compared to what's coming after Oct. 1, 2014

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It's unfair to characterize the ICD-10 debate as a battle between bureaucrats and physicians. Especially since the American Medical Association (AMA) seems to characterize the bureaucrats as characters out of the novel "1984" and the physicians as the ones you see in Norman Rockwell paintings. Read »

How to prepare queries for ICD-10 coding

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New codes aren't the only thing on the syllabus for ICD-10 education. Read »

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 »

 
 

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