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Guest Post: Why you need to start ICD-10 testing right now
Carl Natale
Many payers have delayed their ICD-10 testing, and this does not bode well for the days and weeks after Oct. 1, 2015.
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ICD-10 implementation: 5 reasons why project planning is important

As the deadline to convert to from ICD-9 to ICD-10 draws closer, healthcare providers who have yet to take significant action is likely growing increasingly anxious. Not all providers are confident that their core vendors are ready for the transition. Providers also need more testing, implementations, training or optimization. Project planning is a must and it is very well depicted on this article. Just how prepared are we in terms of ICD 10 implementation though? Here’s an additional resource that shares on some pointers and tips on preparing for October 2015. http://www.mpaagroup.com/data-abstraction/icd-10-preperation-what-physicians-and-practice-managers-should-do/. Hope this would be helpful too....


ICD-10 implementation: 5 reasons why project planning is important

You're right on with the costs and the productivity hit. At Context, we think the coders continuing to use the ICD-9s they have and systematically creating appropriate ICD-10s will solve that. Our ICDTransformer Solution uses a Context proprietary knowledgebase that is light years ahead of what the GEMs provides, and allows for automation through interface with the EHR system. We invite others to take a look on our website, www.context4.com.


ICD-10 Data: Why U.S. healthcare needs to move on from ICD-9 coding

It may not take as long to realize the benefits of more robust data as we all initially thought. Some benefits will be immediate. For example, just the addition of laterality to the claims information via ICD-10 code assignment can save healthcare dollars. I have heard the example of the very expensive cochlear implant being denied payment just because the payer's edit shows that they have already paid for one years ago. However, what the edit may not pick up so easily is that the first implant was the R ear; the current request is for the left. It costs dollars ...


ICD-10 Data: Why U.S. healthcare needs to move on from ICD-9 coding

I am a certified coder with 25+ yrs experience in health insurance industry. Before that I was an EKG Tech. We have been working on ICD-10 remediation for YEARS and HAVE BEEN READY to implement. ICD-10 diagnosis is not all that different from ICD-9 - it uses basically the same guidelines. Any more delay would be terribly non-productive at this point. I have colleagues on the hospital and clinic side, as well as other insurance companies in Minnesota and we want to get going with this change. Let's do this!!


ICD-10 implementation does NOT have to delay reimbursements

Are you saying none of the points in this post will be able to counter the effect of EHRs and "500% increase in specificity" on revenue?


 
 

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