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Posts from the ‘ICD-10’ Category

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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CMS Announces Final Opportunity to Volunteer for End-to-End Testing

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announce final opportunity to volunteer for end-to-end ICD-10 testing.

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Dual coding proposal is equivalent to mandating another ICD-10 delay

The Coalition for ICD-10 responds to a proposal that a dual coding system approach be implemented in which small physician offices would be allowed to submit claims coded in either ICD-10 or ICD-9 during a transition period.

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Coalition to Brief Congress on ICD-10 Transition

ICD-10 Coalition Briefing: Tuesday, February 10, 2015; 1:30 pm with speaker topics covering: small rural provider readiness, the countdown to ICD-10 for hospitals, physician office management, and payor readiness.

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AAPC Member Survey: ICD-10 Testing and Implementation Costs

A news bulletin recently published by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) highlights progress their members have made in ICD-10 testing and readiness. AAPC reports that the experiences of its members closely match the positive testing results achieved by CMS. The survey also offers important insights into ICD-10 implementation costs. Read more

You Can Do It: Guide to Physician ICD-10 Conversion

Moving to a new coding system after 35 years will certainly be an adjustment. But it won't be nearly as extreme as some are trying to make it out to be. In fact, physician offices should be able to manage the transition quite well, this guide will show you how.

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CMS: Share Your ICD-10 Story

CMS wants to hear how you are preparing your organization for the transition. By talking about how your organization is getting ready for ICD-10, you can help others across the country prepare for October 1, 2015.

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