A Look at ICD-10 After One Year

On October 1, 2015, ICD-10 launched nationwide, with the intentions of improving quality reporting and making reimbursement processes more efficient. The healthcare industry made hefty preparations to prevent denials and a decrease in productivity. Since the United States was late in adopting ICD-10, the U.S. healthcare industry had time to review and understand the obstacles [...]

By | 2016-10-11T09:48:08+00:00 October 4th, 2016|Articles, ICD-10|0 Comments

Take the Next Steps for ICD-10

Written by The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid ServicesThe CMS has released an informative toolkit for providers on assessing and maintaining their progress with ICD-10. The toolkit provides tips and resources for providers to assess their progress, address their findings and troubleshoot any issues, and maintain their progress with ICD-10. A key tip in the toolkit [...]

The Transition to ICD-10 Moving Smoothly, Pending Next Hurdles

Written by Joseph Conn // October 16, 2015 // Modern HealthcareHealthcare providers, payers and claims clearinghouses have rolled past another major milestone in the full implementation of the ICD-10 codes with no major disruptions. The launch of the complex diagnostic and procedural coding system, postponed three times, occurred without a hitch Oct. 1.Now, it appears the second [...]

By | 2017-02-23T21:39:40+00:00 October 20th, 2015|Articles, ICD-10, Industry Updates|0 Comments

CMS Pending ICD-10 Progress Update

Written by Sara Heath // October 2, 2015 // EHR IntelligenceOn October 1, the healthcare industry began ICD-10 compliance after countless months of preparation. In a CMS post, Deputy Administrator and Director of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) welcomed providers to ICD-10 and provided words of guidance to industry stakeholders on the transition [...]

By | 2017-02-23T21:39:41+00:00 October 2nd, 2015|Articles, ICD-10, Industry Updates|0 Comments

Top ICD-10 FAQ’s

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services // September 25, 2015With the ICD-10 compliance date less than 10 days away, your practice may already be seeing patients whose claims will be submitted after the October 1 compliance date.Remember that if the date of service was before October 1, 2015, you must submit the claim with the [...]

By | 2015-09-29T11:58:47+00:00 September 29th, 2015|Articles, ICD-10, Industry Updates|0 Comments

Four States Are Not Ready for ICD-10

September 23, 2015 // MGMA Washington ConnectionOn a provider call earlier this week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) confirmed that four state Medicaid agencies will be unable to directly adjudicate claims containing ICD-10 codes by the Oct. 1 deadline. California, Maryland, Louisiana and Montana will be "crosswalking" ICD-10 codes back to ICD-9 [...]

By | 2017-02-23T21:39:41+00:00 September 24th, 2015|Articles, ICD-10, Industry Updates|0 Comments

CMS Gives More Insight into ICD-10 Grace Period

Written by CMA // CMA Alert // September 8, 2015 In early July, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that for a period of one year, it will allow for flexibility in the claims payment, auditing and quality reporting processes as the medical community gains experience using the new ICD-10 code set. CMS specifically clarified [...]

By | 2017-02-23T21:39:41+00:00 September 9th, 2015|Articles, ICD-10, Industry Updates|0 Comments

Countdown to ICD-10: 10 Facts to Get You Ready for the Transition

Are you prepared for the transition to ICD-10? CMS has released a video with 10 facts about ICD-10 to get your practice ready for the upcoming transition.  1) The transition date is October 1, 20152) ICD-10 has 68,000 codes3) The process to look up a code is the same4) Outpatient codes and office procedure codes use the same CPT codes5) All [...]

By | 2017-02-23T21:39:41+00:00 July 21st, 2015|Articles, ICD-10, Industry Updates|0 Comments