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Posts tagged ‘ICD-10’

The ICD-10 Saga—Lost Years and Hard Lessons

A new commentary from Rich Averill in the Journal of AHIMA examines arguments from ICD-10 proponents and opponents alike and discusses takeaway lessons from the transition that the industry can employ for future policy changes.

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The ICD-10 Transition: Crisis Averted or Imaginary?

Sue Bowman, MJ, RHIA, CCS, FAHIMA, examines the ICD-10 transition and asks whether an implementation crisis was averted or imaginary.

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Evaluating the ICD-10 transition

Two new articles in the Journal of AHIMA examine how stakeholders have handled the ICD-10 transition so far and how the industry can fully realize the benefits of this advanced coding system.

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Coalition comments on CMS clarification of the July 6th CMS/AMA announcement

CMS has issued a clarification and FAQ about the July 6th joint CMS/AMA announcement.

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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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Comments on H.R. 2247

HR 2247 seeks to smooth the transition to ICD-10 for physicians.

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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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