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February 25, 2010
Carl Natale

WEDI to host session on ICD-10 blueprints

The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) announced that next month it will conduct an educational overview on ICD-10 planning. According to WEDI's Web site: Industry speakers will talk...
February 24, 2010
Carl Natale

RCM vendors shed light on ICD-10 intentions

A pair of revenue cycle management software companies this week detailed their latest moves to help customers make the ICD-10 migration. ICD-10 and HIPAA 5010 are not the entire thrust of the new...
February 24, 2010
Healthcare IT News

Clock ticks toward HIPAA 5010, ICD-10 deadlines

There are two ways of looking at upcoming compliance deadlines for HIPAA 5010 and ICD-10. Botch the deadlines, and providers will face significant disruptions in their payments. Make the deadlines,...
February 24, 2010
Healthcare IT News

2010 pivotal year for ICD-10

The time has to come for healthcare organizations to decide whether they will pursue ICD-10 as a strategic initiative or backburner the conversion until it ultimately drains resources, financial and...
February 24, 2010
Healthcare IT News

Other countries have ICD-10 lessons to offer

Almost every major country except the United States has made the move to ICD-10, which means we can glean a lot from looking at their experiences. ICD-10 Watch community site editor Tom Sullivan...
February 23, 2010
Carl Natale

Click4Care preps payors for ICD-10

Click4Care on Tuesday announced that its care management system can now handle ICD-10 data code sets, meaning payors will be able to receive ICD-9 and ICD-10 information in one view. The company...
February 22, 2010
Carl Natale

Behind the HIPAA 5010 timeline?

Many healthcare providers, plans, and vendors are not keeping pace with the recommended schedule for moving to HIPAA 5010. Lagging today is unlikely to trigger catastrophe, industry experts say, but...
February 19, 2010
Carl Natale

Quick peak inside this week's ICD10Watch poll

The ICD-10 conversion will be strategic and beneficial over the long haul, according to nearly 50 percent of respondents to this week's ICD10Watch poll. But that's only half the story. Voters were...
February 18, 2010
Carl Natale

HIPAA 5010 tools come to the fore

A raft of vendors this year has released tools to help companies meet the forthcoming HIPAA 5010 mandate. A common theme: Most vendors claim to handle everything from testing through compliance – but...
February 17, 2010
Carl Natale

HIMSS on charting an ICD-10 course

Healthcare organizations need to complete certain steps each year between now and October 1, 2013 to successfully meet the ICD-10 mandate on time. And thorough planning can be the difference between...

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