Tag Archives: ICD-10

AHA shares new resource on ICD-10-CM coding for social determinants of health

AHA successfully advocated changing the requirement for these codes to be based on information documented by all clinicians involved in the patient’s care instead of physician documentation only. Continue reading

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Via: Prepare for Thousands of ICD-10 Code Changes

Despite a chilly reception, ICD-10 was successfully implemented on October 1, 2015. Now it’s time to heat things up. At the ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee meeting, March 9-10, 2016, stakeholders proposed 1,900 code changes to ICD-10-CM and several last-minute … Continue reading

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CMS Touts Recent ICD-10 Testing as Successful Despite Low Turnout

875 Participants out of  434,163 Affected Providers The most recent ICD-10 tests of claims submissions to Medicare revealed  improved acceptance rates compared to January’s tests, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Nevertheless, the number of participants … Continue reading

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AMA Unable to Scrap ICD-10, Seeks Alternatives

“Boycott” Discussion Tabled over Legal Concerns The American Medical Association (AMA) is likely to demand a grace period so that payments to physicians will not be delayed, according to a June 7 report in MedPage Today. More than 500 delegates … Continue reading

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H.R. 2247 Introduced, Calls for ICD-10 Transition Plan & Limited Enforcement

Seeks an 18-month Transition Out of Concern for Providers Republicans introduced H.R. 2247, the Increasing Clarity for Doctors by Transitioning Effectively Now Act (ICD-TEN Act) on May 12, calling for an 18-month transition period following the implementation of ICD-10CM/PCS on … Continue reading

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H.R. 2126: Another New Bill About ICD-10

Yes, again. Text should be available soon. Representative Ted Poe (R-TX) introduced a bill, H.R. 2126 on April 30, 2015, in yet another effort to prevent the Health and Human Services Secretary from replacing ICD-9 with ICD-10 as the standard … Continue reading

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Preparing for ICD-10

I’ve worked as a HIM coder for almost 20 years. Our industry has talked about the conversion of ICD-9 to ICD-10 for my whole career. I am very practical and really didn’t see the Feds spending the gobs of money required … Continue reading

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