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CMS to End ICD-10 Grace Period on October 1

August 22, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
After announcing last year that it would not deny Medicare physician claims for 12 months as long as the ICD-10 code was “from the right family,” the CMS has said that the grace period for healthcare providers will expire on Oct.1, 2016.

RCM in the New Healthcare: How Hospitals and Health Systems are Adapting to Change

July 28, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Impact Advisors’ revenue cycle management practice director discusses the biggest RCM challenges hospitals and health systems are facing today, and RCM’s changing role in the new healthcare.

Survey: Coding Productivity Fell After ICD-10 Implementation

June 15, 2016  |  Heather Landi
After the ICD-10 go-live on Oct. 1, many providers, in the weeks that followed, reported only minimal disruptions. Now, seven months after ICD-10 implementation, the results of a new survey of coding professionals indicates there was a decrease in productivity.

Mastering the Complexities of MSSP ACO Payment at Janesville, Wisconsin’s Mercy Health System

June 14, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
Ladd Udy of the Janesville, Wisconsin-based Mercy Health System, shares learnings so far in his health system’s work to investigate sub-optimal physician coding under the Medicare Shared Savings Program’s payment system

WEDI: ICD-10 Post-Implementation Survey Reports Smooth Transition as Organizations Move to Other Initiatives

May 9, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
An ICD-10 post-implementation survey from the Reston, Va.-based WEDI has revealed that the transition to the new coding set has generally gone well for organizations, although the latest assessment had a low participant response rate.

AMA, AHIMA Applaud the Early Release of New ICD-10 Codes

March 24, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
AMA and the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) have both applauded the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the release of more ICD-10 diagnosis and procedure codes well...

More ICD-10 Codes to be Added Next Month

March 14, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will add about 1,900 diagnosis codes and 3,651 hospital inpatient procedure codes to the ICD-10 coding system for healthcare claims in fiscal year 2017, the...

CMS’ Slavitt Reflects on “Successful” ICD-10 Transition

February 25, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
In a Feb. 24 commentary post, Andy Slavitt, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Acting Administrator, reflected on the lessons learned from the healthcare industry’s conversion to the ICD-10 coding set last fall.

Devin Jopp Steps Down as CEO of WEDI

January 14, 2016  |  Heather Landi
Devin Jopp, Ed. D is stepping down from his role of president and CEO of the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) after four years leading the national health IT organization.

The Best of the Best: HCI’s Top 10 Health IT Stories of 2015

December 29, 2015  |  the Editors of HCI
Today, upon review and collaboration among Healthcare Informatics’ editorial team, we give you the 10 biggest stories from the year that was in health IT.

ICD-10 Two Months In: For Providers, a Transition that Finally Came (and Went)

December 16, 2015  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Provider organizations that were well-prepared and devoted resources to the ICD-10 implementation have made it through relatively unscathed. Still, these same organizations will caution that it’s very early in the process.

ICD-10 Two Months In: Consultants Give an Inside Look at How the Transition Has Impacted the Industry

December 8, 2015  |  Rajiv Leventhal
In Part 1 of this two-part story, three consulting firms share what they are seeing and hearing from their provider clients regarding the ICD-10 transition so far.


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