Divurgent, a healthcare IT consulting group, has announced a strategic partnership with Medsphere Systems Corporation.
Long-term care providers can refer to newly released materials about looming ICD-10 testing and the overall transition to the new coding system, but they should not expect any delay in the Oct. 1 transition date, according to the head of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
CodeSmart Holdings Inc. is launching the CDI Smart™ Software and Smart Code™ Reference Tool during the HIMSS 2014 Annual Conference this week in Orlando, FL.
A new transmittal from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services provides details about its four-part approach to implementing ICD-10 codes for Medicare fee-for-service claims. Medicare providers will be required to use these codes for dates of service on and after Oct. 1, 2014.
ChartWise Medical Systems Inc. has unveiled ChartWise 2.0, a new software platform that supports ICD-9 and ICD-10.
Jon Melling, a Pivot Point partner, has been appointed as the chairman of the Health Business Solutions Committee for Healthcare Information Management Systems Society through fiscal year 2015.
American HealthTech has announced the launch of comprehensive ICD-10 educational and support resources available to its customer base via the company's MyHealthTech portal.
Have you started your countdown clocks yet? It looks like it's definitely happening this year on Oct. 1, 2014. The transitions from ICD-9 to ICD-10 coding will 100% absolutely take effect for the entire healthcare system, including therapy. So what is this big change all about? Per CMS, here are a couple of key facts everyone should be preparing for.
MDI Achieve has said its MatrixCare electronic health record includes a comprehensive library of ICD-10 diagnosis codes.
Healthcare providers should start preparing for the fall 2014 implementation of ICD-10 codes, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services experts advised during a webinar yesterday. ICD-10 codes will replace ICD-9 codes on Oct. 1, 2014. They apply to all Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act-compliant healthcare provider reports, including MDS 3.0.
Providers looking to learn more about ICD-10 and its impending transition are invited to attend the ICD-10 Basics webinar at 1:30 p.m. EDT on Aug. 22. The event is hosted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
The October 1, 2014 deadline for healthcare providers to change to ICD-10 coding ushers in the greatest medical coding enhancement in 30 years. The challenge to providers is not just how to seamlessly make the transition, but also how to realize the benefits of ICD-10 from day one.
The ability to analyze clinical and cost data will require more granular clinical documentation to meet ICD-10 requirements, according to a new white paper from Genpact Limited.
The ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS coding handbook, 2014 edition, with answers, is now available from the American Hospital Association. Exercises are presented in clear but technically correct language, and answers list assigned and appropriately sequenced codes.
Healthcare providers will have an extra year to become compliant with ICD-10 coding standards and will be issued standardized identification codes, according to a final rule issued by Department of Health and Human Services on Friday.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is looking for comments from providers, vendors and other stakeholders about the collection burdens related to ICD-10 readiness.
More accurate coding and reporting could be the reason behind a recent spike of fall-related deaths in the elderly, new research finds.
The Obama administration has given healthcare providers, including those in long-term care, an extra year to become compliant with a set of disease diagnosis codes.
A new edition of the ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS coding handbook is scheduled for release in August. More than 800 new or revised diagnosis codes and 3,000 new or revised procedure codes have been examined in preparation for this revision. The content reflects the latest official coding guidelines. The coming edition introduces new illustrations of surgical procedures and a new appendix on reimbursement methodologies. The 260-plus case-summary exercises are based on actual health records and require readers to consider the patient's condition as well as medical history, reason for admission or encounter, laboratory results, procedures performed and the diagnoses listed.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced Thursday it is again pushing back the deadline for compliance with a set of claims transmission standards.