ICD-10

CMS promises ICD-10 software six months in advance

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Providers will receive needed coding and billing software six months before the ICD-10 transition date, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has announced. This is double the lead time that providers had for a planned 2014 transition, which was delayed by a year.

Online tool helps providers target ICD-10 preparations

Online tool helps providers target ICD-10 preparations

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As providers get back into gear for the ICD-10 changes to hit in 2015, researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have developed a free online tool to help healthcare facilities determine where more time and effort will be needed to prepare for the transition.

ICD-10 is around the corner, for real this time

ICD-10 is around the corner, for real this time

There's a looming massive report on all the hospital readmissions data in your area and the strategic plan your facility needs to pursue. It involves talking to lots of employees, gathering data, doing statistics and the actual writing, not to mention proofreading, and having your boss sign off on it. It's due Oct. 15.

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Benefiting from a selection tool for EHRs

Benefiting from a selection tool for EHRs

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There are many parts of attending annual big conferences that I love, from seeing old industry friends to attending good sessions. But I also, not so secretly, love the exhibit halls — for several reasons.

ICD-10 delay does not mean work should stop

ICD-10 delay does not mean work should stop

The delay of ICD-10 implementation by one year has many in the long-term care industry wondering what they should do next. Some organizations initiated physician and coder training during the first quarter of 2014, while others were in the planning stage of engaging physicians to ensure a smooth transition.

Ask the payment expert ... about Medicare changes

Ask the payment expert ... about Medicare changes

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What significant changes in Medicare occurred for us in 2014?

Providers' payments tied to readmissions

Providers' payments tied to readmissions

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President Barack Obama signed legislation that ties skilled nursing facility Medicare reimbursements to hospital readmissions, starting in 2018.

American HealthTech passes ICD-10 claim test

American HealthTech has passed the ICD-10 claim test for Medicare Billing 837i and Form CMS-UB04, the company announced.

Ready, set ... Just kidding! (ICD-10 adventures continue)

Ready, set ... Just kidding! (ICD-10 adventures continue)

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Is that how everyone is feeling about the ICD-10 delays? Well, that's how I'm feeling. We almost got within the six-month window for implementation. Just when we were all geared up and ready to go, the government pushes the deadlines out again for one more year.

Lintech, HCS Software among companies that pass ICD-10 transition testing

LINTECH and HCS Software both passed National ICD-10 testing administrated through the Centers from Medicare & Medicaid Services.

ICD-10: LTC must get ready

ICD-10: LTC must get ready

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The procrastination is over for the conversion to ICD-10 coding. After the third postponement of the start date last year, officials are adamant about starting the new format Oct. 1.

Ask the nursing expert ... about ICD-10's impact on nurses

Ask the nursing expert ... about ICD-10's impact on nurses

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What is ICD-10? What does this mean for nurses?

Senate passes 'doc fix' bill that links skilled nursing facility payments to hospital readmissions, delays ICD-10

Senate passes 'doc fix' bill that links skilled nursing facility payments to hospital readmissions, delays ICD-10

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Both houses of Congress now have passed legislation to tie skilled nursing facility Medicare reimbursements to hospital readmissions, starting in 2018. The Senate approved the "Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014" in a 64 to 35 vote Monday evening. Prominent long-term care provider associations LeadingAge and the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living supported the bill.

House to vote on skilled nursing facility readmissions penalties, ICD-10 extension

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Skilled nursing facilities could see reimbursements tied to their number of hospital readmissions starting in 2018, under Medicare legislation announced by House and Senate leaders Wednesday. The bill also would delay the transition to the ICD-10 coding system for a year and prevent scheduled payment cuts to physicians.

AOD completes ICD-10 testing

AOD Software has achieved successful ICD-10 testing by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, with clean 999 ACK and 277CA claim detail reports, the company has announced.

Providers could lose Medicaid money and patient information due to ICD-10 transition, researchers find

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Healthcare providers could experience financial and information losses when they make the mandated transition to the new International Classification of Diseases coding system in October, according to researchers at the University of Illinois-Chicago.

Divurgent, Medsphere Systems team up

Divurgent, a healthcare IT consulting group, has announced a strategic partnership with Medsphere Systems Corporation.

With ICD-10 transition date firm and testing imminent, Medicare agency releases new provider resources

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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 releases new reference tool

CodeSmart releases new reference tool

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.

CMS memo explains four-part testing approach for ICD-10 implementation

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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 introduces ChartWise 2.0

ChartWise introduces ChartWise 2.0

ChartWise Medical Systems Inc. has unveiled ChartWise 2.0, a new software platform that supports ICD-9 and ICD-10.

Melling becomes HIMSS committee chairman

Melling becomes HIMSS committee chairman

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.

AHT to offer ICD-10 training

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.

Top 5 ICD-10 changes for 2014

Top 5 ICD-10 changes for 2014

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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.

MatrixCare includes ICD-10 capabilities

MDI Achieve has said its MatrixCare electronic health record includes a comprehensive library of ICD-10 diagnosis codes.

ICD-10 implementation requires planning now, CMS advises

ICD-10 implementation requires planning now, CMS advises

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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.

CMS hosts webinar on ICD-10 transition basics

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.

Preparing for success under the looming ICD-10 deadline

Preparing for success under the looming ICD-10 deadline

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.

Genpact Limited releases ICD-10 white paper

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.

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