CMS promises ICD-10 regulation, guidance is coming
Carl Natale
Anyone attending the American Health Information Management Association's (AHIMA) ICD-10-CM/PCS and Computer-Assisted Coding Summit isn't learning a lot about the new ICD-10 timeline.

Recent Posts

Let's check on the status of ICD-11
With ICD-10 implementation looking vulnerable, ICD-11 advocates are talking about leap-frogging over ICD-10 coding again. Read More

What is your priority for ICD-10 implementation?
Since it looks like the healthcare industry has another 12 months to make the ICD-10 implementation, healthcare organizations are changing their priorities. Read More

Coalition letter reminds us the ICD-10 deadline still is up in the air
The Coalition for ICD-10 doesn't want to wait until Oct. 1, 2015, to use ICD-10 codes as a national standard, but it's better than delaying ICD-10 implementation any longer. Read More

Recent Comments

Let's check on the status of ICD-11

What's the basis for the 2020 estimation on the release of the US's modification of ICD-11? If ICD-10 was created by the WHO in 1994 and the US didn't try to implement ICD-10-CM until 2011, why would we think ICD-11-CM would be ready in six years? Additionally, what sort of hits would we see to the ease of transition if we're skipping ICD-10? Isn't each subsequent version of ICD based on the version that came before it?

Maybe it's time to prescribe a healthy dose of panic

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How to inoculate ICD-10 coding from another delay

Based on today's (4-9-14) Medicare payments "news" from CMS, the current ICD-10 delay appears to be a pre-emptive strike from vested interests in a last-ditch attempt (albeit successful for now; which congress person doesn't have a licensed lobbyist or staff person not above slipping in a poison subsection to a no-brainer bill that few if any will read again before the final vote?) to protect their assets. As a voice from a silhouetted figure in a movie once suggested, "Follow the money." Medicare fraud, meaningful use, and unnecessary DME in ICD-9 is easy enough; is it more difficult in ICD-10?...

It's April; do you know when your ICD-10 deadline is?

But on Tuesday, President Barack Obama signed the “Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014” — which pushes the ICD-10 compliance deadline to Oct. 1, 2014 You need to correct the date to 2015 as it has been pushed and not 2014. Thanks!

So far, no devil in the details of ICD-10-CM

Not sure why hospital and providers are required to collect this type data that is to be used by research? or government organizations. There is a cost and risk to the highly secured processes of collecting, verification, archiving, and transmitting this data. So far, I have not seen any of the using organizations stepping up to the plate to pay for this information.


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