No news is great news for ICD-10 implementation

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This could have been the worst of all weeks for advancing ICD-10 implementation. Congress considered and passed a must-have $1.1 trillion spending bill. Read »

ICD-10 debate doesn't take time off for the holidays

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Nothing says the holidays like arguing over ICD-10 implementation. Both sides of the debate seem to be making their cases to Santa Claus to consider the ICD-10 code sets naughty or nice.   Read »

There may be another attempt to delay ICD-10 implementation sooner than we think

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This week I noted the ICD-10 opposition advocated slipping a two-year delay into a piece of must-pass legislation this lame duck session of Congress. Read »

Battle of the ICD-10 cost estimates

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While healthcare professionals try to understand how much ICD-10 implementation will cost, Nachimson Advisors defends how it calculated ICD-10 costs. Read »

How to cut ICD-10 transition costs

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The perceived cost of ICD-10 implementation is the real reason behind the physician resistance to ICD-10 implementation. Read »

Does the Supreme Court hold the fate of ICD-10 coding?

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If you're wondering how ICD-10 will affect reimbursements after Oct. 1, 2015, you can figure it out with some time and spreadsheets. If you're wondering if ICD-10 implementation will happen Oct. 1, 2015, you're going to have to guess.  Read »

Where ICD-10 data can find uses

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When discussing the ICD-10 transition, we tend to focus on its use in medical billing. What else would we use it for? Read »

AMA really not softening its approach to ICD-10 implementation

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It's not news that the American Medical Association (AMA) opposes ICD-10 implementation. But it's kind of fun when it grudgingly accepts it as a reality. Read »

Laughing ourselves all the way to another ICD-10 delay

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I'm not a fan of the "zany" ICD-10 jokes because they're a way for ICD-10 opponents to belittle the code set without raising real concerns. Read »

Is the ICD-10 transition is going to hurt physicians more than vendors?

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It's fair to wonder if the federal government is going to postpone ICD-10 implementation again. Considering the history of ICD-10 delays, it's not hard to imagine another one. Read »

 
 

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