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ICD 11, scheduled for 2017

  Well, if you thought that the problems and woes of the change to the medical code system were over, wait till you hear the announcement on the ICD 11 coding.


ICD-10 Success for Large Practices, Problematic for Small

  Several weeks following the implementation of the ICD-10 code set, the progress of the transition appears to vary according to size of the practice.


ICD 10: Leveraging an Asset

The USA is lagging behind, when it comes to ICD 10 and its time this delay ends. Even after five years of National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics recommendation to initiate the regulatory process for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS adoption, the healthcare industry is still waiting for any definitive action from the secretary, Health and Human Services. We need a healthcare system for eth future and delaying ICD 10 will only disrupt the process. The […]


ICD 10: Less than a Month To Go!

  The Centre for Medicare and Medicaid services has issued clarifying answers to queries on the announcement made on July 6 and the guidance on ICD flexibilities. CMS has clearly pointed out that the key to a successful ICD 10 transition is preparation, assistance and collaboration.


ICD-10: How to Protect Revenue

  On April 1, 2014, President Barack Obama signed the document implementing a 12-month patch to the sustainable growth rate payment formula that will prevent deep Medicare payment cuts for physicians and delaying ICD-10 until at least October 1, 2015.The new system has the potential of improving the health care system, but its costs and complications have caused some to question


Should ICD-10 Be Delayed?

  Earlier this month, the US House of Representatives proposed a new bill, H.R. 2126, the Cutting Costly Codes Act of 2015, aimed at freezing ICD-10 CM/PCS implementation. The bill intends to prohibit Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), from substituting the currently implemented International Classification of Diseases, 9th revision (ICD-9) diagnostic code set with ICD-10.

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