April 2, 2014 | Anthony Brino

With the delay in ICD-10, many insurers now have to slow down a mammoth IT project and, potentially more disruptive, make adjustments to a whole slew of programs and contracts.

April 1, 2014 | Tom Sullivan

Just like that, the massive code set conversion won't happen before Oct. 1, 2015 unless President Obama derails the legislation.

March 21, 2014 | Carl Natale

ICD-10Grab a photograph. Any photo. Then take it to a photocopier, and copy it. 

February 20, 2014 | Tom Sullivan

Some people will invariably take this as proof that ICD-10 will not be pushed back any further — while others will suggest it serves as evidence that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services cannot be taken at its word.

February 5, 2014 | Mike Miliard

Just 10 months out from the ICD-10 compliance date, fewer than 10 percent of physician practices say they've made significant progress in their readiness for implementation, according to the Medical Group Management Association.

December 31, 2013 | Tom Sullivan

Call 2013 the time that ICD-10 stood still. Certain facets of the industry may actually be less prepared than last January, while some organizations made industry-leading strides.

August 21, 2013 | Diana Manos

The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), in partnership with ImplementHIT, has announced the launch of its latest ICD-10 training solution, the Clinical Documentation for ICD-10 by Specialty: Principles and Practice modules.

July 17, 2013 | Diana Manos

Despite the one-year delay in ICD-10 compliance, many healthcare providers still do not understand the value of the new medical diagnostic codes that will be used beginning Oct. 1, 2014, according to a new survey from eHealth Initiative.

June 20, 2013 | Diana Manos

Testing for ICD-10 could cost big money, but failing to test could cost more, according to Mark Lott, CEO of Lott QA Group and coordinator for the HIMSS WEDI National Pilot Program.

June 18, 2013 | Kelsey Brimmer

With so many reimbursement considerations to think about with the transition to ICD-10, such as reduced cash flow and an increase in denials and audits, the best defense for healthcare systems is to know what to expect and begin preparing for the changes now.

June 13, 2013 | Diana Manos

The Medical Group Management Association published research Thursday that suggests overall readiness of the industry to meet the Oct. 1, 2014, ICD-10 compliance deadline continues to be a concern.

April 12, 2013 | Mike Miliard

The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange announced Thursday that it had submitted its ICD-10 industry readiness survey to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Its findings continue to show insufficient readiness for the October 2014 transition deadline.

April 16, 2014 | Upcoming Webinars
The delay in ICD-10 conversion gives both providers and health plans a chance to regroup, test and be fully prepared. Smart organizations will use the extra time and take advantage of ICD-10 code changes to improve processes to achieve more value and positive results.

March 11, 2014 | White Papers
For health insurers, data integrity and visibility are key to successful integration with the Federal Marketplace. However, complex processes and trivial errors can lead to data gaps that impact revenue, profitability and member satisfaction. Adopting a standarized approach to data integrity early in the process is critical to succesfully adapting to the technologies and processes of the Affordable Care Act.

October 9, 2013 | On Demand Webinars
The healthcare sector is going through massive transformation. Payers have to invest in readiness around data delivery to federal and state or multiple health insurance exchanges before Jan 1, 2014 deadline. While the ICD-10 adoption deadline has been pushed back due to industry pressures on regulator - it is still a huge undertaking for any healthcare entity that touches diagnostic or procedural codes. These are just some of the projects that are converging on healthcare IT teams this year. For healthcare CIOs and IT teams and especially application development teams this project overload translates into a cascading capital and operational cost burden. Learn how Presbyterian reduced storage, operational costs and realized significant productivity benefits around critical business processes.

October 9, 2013 | White Papers
Healthcare reform is transforming the US medical insurance sector - creating a dynamic and competitive new market with compelling opportunities for growth. But do you have the necessary responsiveness to capitalize on these opportunities? Here are the five compelling ways technology investment delivers agility you need - and how.

September 11, 2012 | White Papers
The ICD-10 Financial Risk Guide provides the steps that an organization can take to avoid ICD-10's negative impact to revenues, cash flow, and operational costs.

September 11, 2012 | White Papers
This paper describes a new system for quality and compliance analysis that leverages the combined power of dictation technologies, CLU, data mining and visualization tools, to provide an analytic solution that identifies areas of criticality and potential quality improvement in a hospital. From quality, financial and compliance standpoints, organizations can track patients down to single data points within the context of the hospital population, both concurrently and retrospectively.

September 11, 2012 | White Papers
This paper describes a new system for clinical documentation and clinical documentation improvement that leverages the combined power of Clinical Language Understanding (CLU) and CDI technologies to provide a real-time, Computer-Assisted Physician Documentation (CAPD™) solution for documenting under ICD-9 today and ICD-10 tomorrow.

September 11, 2012 | White Papers
The ICD-10-CM/PCS Transition: Planning and Preparation Checklist was prepared to guide healthcare organizations in effectively planning and managing the ICD-10 transition. The checklist includes a top 10 list for phase one and for phase two which identify key tasks to be completed in the implementation process.

September 11, 2012 | White Papers
This Toolkit provides many of the necessary tools and documents needed for successfully implementing ICD-10-CM/PCS. The tools provided will help organizations assess the impact, form an implementation and training plan, and prepare staff for using the new code sets. Included are interactive spreadsheets with web links to free resources and a variety of helpful presentation materials that include several focused on diagnoses for clinical documentation improvement.

July 25, 2012 | White Papers
Jvion latest whitepaper, A Targeted, Revenue focused Approach to ICD-10—how hospitals can address more of ICD-10’s financial risk with less, examines the importance of focusing on ICD-10’s financial impact and the steps that a hospital can take to reduce the risk to their revenues.

July 25, 2012 | White Papers
Ira Shapiro, CEO of International Alliance Solutions, addresses four key components of Preparing for ICD-10 Training, which are: The significance of budgeting for training and its correlation to the long term result on revenue integrity; choosing the appropriate training solution; sustainable training culture; and the need for Dual Coding.

July 25, 2012 | White Papers
Judith Monestime, MBA, CPC, CPC-I, Certified ICD-10 Trainer, outlines an effective training approach for ICD-10 providers. One of the critical elements to this approach is role-based training. Judith reviews all the job titles affected by ICD-10 CM/PCS and suggests what level of training each should receive, as well as, different modalities of training.

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