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February 16, 2010
Carl Natale

ICD-10 tracks at HIMSS, AAPC shows

Coders and other healthcare IT professionals involved with ICD-10 might want to know about two upcoming conferences with sessions geared toward them. HIMSS' annual conference kicks off on March 1,...
February 12, 2010
Carl Natale

Why 2010 is the pivotal year for ICD-10

The time has come to decide whether to pursue ICD-10 as a strategic initiative or backburner the conversion until it ultimately drains resources, financial and otherwise, just to meet the federal...
February 11, 2010
Carl Natale

Q&A: What US can learn from those already on ICD-10

Almost every major country except the U.S. 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 speaks with...
February 11, 2010
Carl Natale

ICD-10 career opportunites for tech pros?

As is the case with just about any major technology, governmental policy, or standards shift, opportunities abound for tech pros to implement such change, and ICD-10 is no exception. Rather, it may...
February 11, 2010
Carl Natale

WEDI unwraps ICD-10 directory

The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange on Thursday launched a directory of vendor resources concentrating on ICD-10.  Otherwise known as WEDI, the organization stated that the new Web site is...
February 11, 2010
Carl Natale

Survey: 70 percent of respondents not taking first steps to ICD-10

Even though people in the press and healthcare community are already putting the conversion from ICD-9 to ICD-10 right alongside HIPAA and Y2K in terms of disruption potential and resource cost, a...
February 11, 2010
Carl Natale

AAFP offers ICD-10 resources

The AAFP on Wednesday offered up new resources to help family physicians prepare for ICD-10. The American Academy of Family Physicians explained that its new ICD-10 resources are intended to help...
February 10, 2010
Healthcare IT News

Complaint-based process presents major problems for HIPAA transaction code set adoption

Broadly, HIPAA originally set out to simplify administrative procedures in the healthcare industry, and mandated the adoption of regulations for privacy, security, unique health identifiers, and...
February 09, 2010
Carl Natale

Emdeon unveils 'HIPAA Simplified' Web site

With content spanning ICD-10, HIPAA 5010, and NCPDP D.0 Emdeon in late January launched HIPAA Simplified. The vendor described the new site as “a Web resource to help guide the healthcare industry...
February 09, 2010
Carl Natale

Craneware, RelayHealth team to arm patients with cost information

Aligning Craneware's Patient Charge Estimator with RelayHealth's eligibility verification technology, the two companies claim they'll enable healthcare providers to deliver more precise estimates to...

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