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Posts from the ‘Commentaries’ Category

Why Non-Covered Entities Must Adopt ICD-10

Organizations not covered by the HIPAA, or “non-covered entities,” are not required to transition to ICD-10, but are strongly encouraged to do so.

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Analyzing the Impact of the ‘‘Code-FLEX Act of 2015’’

The ‘‘Code-FLEX Act of 2015’’ was recently introduced in Congress. While a dual coding system may sound straightforward, it would require extremely complex and costly changes to major systems.

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Why Non-specific Codes Are a Non-issue

A grace period for submission of “less specific” ICD-10 codes continues to be raised as a way to alleviate the burden of the transition on physicians. Learn why fears of claims denials are unfounded in this latest commentary from the Coalition.

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Safe Harbor: Unnecessary with Dangerous Consequences

Multiple bills have been introduced in Congress that create a “safe harbor” for physicians by prohibiting claims from being denied due solely to the use of an unspecified or inaccurate ICD-10 code.

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After Two Decades, A Few Simple Questions

The Coalition for ICD-10 responds to The Heritage Foundation's report: "The New Disease Classification (ICD-10): Doctors and Patients Will Pay."

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The Upside to ICD-10: Defense Against Audits

The notion that ICD-10 may exacerbate or trigger bothersome audits with negative outcomes may be unfounded since ICD-10 is designed to have an “audit-protective effect.”

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Commentary: Giving our children a better chance for quality healthcare

Read the full commentary by Dr. Bailey, which was published in The Hill.

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No Benefits to a Delay

Although no ICD-10 delay was included in the recently-enacted Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) reform legislation, some physicians continue to suggest there should be another delay.

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Lost in Translation: SGR and ICD-10

To be committed to paying for value means we can’t stay on ICD-9 forever and there is no viable alternative but to move to ICD-10 as rapidly as possible.

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Perception vs. Reality: Physicians and ICD-10

Many in the healthcare community may have the perception that all physicians oppose the transition to ICD-10. That is simply not true.

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