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For years and years, there has been a national shortage of coding professionals – and by that I mean professionals who are well-educated, trained, credentialed, and experienced.
Summer is the most popular time for tying the knot and other celebrations that tend to see people get carried away and sometimes end up with the need for a little medical attention. So to help you prepare for the wonderful season of love, marriage, and the chaos that follows,…
DEVELOPING STORY The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued new guidance late Monday in an effort to clarify the agency’s joint statement issued on July 6 regarding an agreement reached with the American Medical Association.
A recent announcement from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the American Medical Association (AMA) was certainly a welcome surprise to most of us. There were actually three items involved: the announcement, the additional guidance document, and a letter to Medicare providers.  Everyone I’ve talked to has…
I would like to propose that there are two sides to the revenue coin when considering the impact of ICD-10. The first revenue impact, and the one felt more immediately, will be the impact on cash flow (and, correspondingly, revenue). Now, why will there be an impact on revenue? Well,…
Last week the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced, in cooperation with the American Medical Association, an agreement not to audit and penalize practices for incorrect ICD-10 coding as long as a valid code in the correct category is reported for one year after ICD-10 goes live on…
It looks like ICD-10 will indeed keep on trucking, with the American Medical Association (AMA) now on board and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently having made an announcement regarding a transition period. Not only was this important to reassure folks that there would be no turning back…
With less than three months until ICD-10 go-live, you may still be having trouble engaging providers around the new code set. If so, that’s not surprising.  While we know that patient care will ultimately benefit from ICD-10’s increased specificity and data detail, doctors are focused on the here and now.…
A joint announcement issued on July 6, 2015, by the American Medical Association (AMA) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) tackled a number of ICD-10 issues in an effort in ease the burden for physician practices transitioning to ICD-10. While this effort addressed several important issues, at…
Project managers (PMs) understand that the key elements of the ICD-10 project—making a plan, training your clinical staff, updating internal processes, communicating with vendors and payers, testing internal systems, and testing externally are all table stakes: Doing well in these areas is no guarantee of success, regardless of the facility…
When something needs fine-tuning, it’s either near the end of preparation (“Hey, let’s fine-tune the presentation before tomorrow’s meeting”) or in pretty good shape overall (“Fortunately, that squeak is no big deal; your car just needs fine-tuning”). For most providers, both scenarios are likely an accurate reflection of their ICD-10…
“Lately it occurs to me what a long, strange trip it's been.” No sooner had custodians cleaned up the remaining debris from the three-night “Fare Thee Well” concert by the Grateful Dead at Chicago’s Soldier Field last week than the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced last Monday…
Does it seem that the government comes out with major decisions that we in healthcare may not perceive as wise either on a Friday after 5 p.m. or, as in the recent compromise, over a holiday? I can’t help but think of another Great Compromise, which took place on July…
With Oct. 1, 2015, and the final implementation date for ICD-10-CM rapidly approaching, Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRFs), like all healthcare providers, should be in the final stages of preparation and training for the changes in coding requirements.  While most IRFs have been preparing for the transition for some time, it’s…
Cooperative Exchange (CE), the National Clearinghouse Association recently surveyed its members regarding its recent ICD-10 testing experiences. The CE received informative and helpful feedback on members testing with different types of payers: Medicare; Medicaid; commercial health plans; Tricare; Property and Casualty (P&C); and group health payers. As you can imagine,…
A bill to provide a safe harbor period for the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 by allowing healthcare providers to submit claims in both ICD-9 and ICD-10 was introduced today in the House. Today’s action caps a week of policy flurry and set off with the announcement on Monday of…
It looks small – a coding change – but its impact will be far-reaching. Because ICD-10 readiness involves communication between parties, everyone has to change together. To make this change easier for everyone, the industry needs to ensure that the right tools are in the hands of the people who…
Do you have pet peeves? I have many, including those sun-catchers that folks hang on their rear-view mirrors, which on a sunny day blind the drivers behind them. So, what is my PCS pet peeve? Let us discuss the root operations of restriction and occlusion. By PCS definition, “restriction” refers…
Regardless of size, many physician practices are struggling with ICD-10 implementation. Over the last couple of months, much of the industry focus has been on smaller practices. This makes sense, given the financial and operational limitations of these practices. However, large practices (i.e., those with 25 or more physicians, as…
The ICD-10 compliance date is squarely within the sights of the healthcare industry. With less than four months to go until we cross the transition threshold, consider what you've done — and what you can still do — to help your doctors succeed as they move from ICD-9 to ICD-10. …
Earlier this month, the Healthcare Billing and Management Association (HBMA) surveyed members in an effort to assess their experiences regarding commercial payer, Medicaid, and HIPAA-exempt plan ICD-10 readiness. Fifty-four member companies participated. Although that may seem like a small number, the average HBMA member processes 350,000-400,000 claims per year. Most…
It’s one of the most important questions coders must ask while using ICD-10: Is there a single combination code that fully identifies the patient’s relevant conditions, or is it necessary to report two separate codes? This question is also important in ICD-9; however, the volume of combination codes in ICD-10…
With the impending implementation of ICD -10, physicians’ already stressful schedules are about to get even more packed. There is little doubt that the conventions of the ICD-10-CM and PCS systems represent a major paradigm shift in how we track our patients’ health issues and outcomes – or more specifically,…
When said in the company of clinicians, the term “ICD-10” may elicit grumbles or at least concerned looks – a somewhat understandable sentiment. Ranked as a top initiative in numerous provider surveys, ICD-10 requires detailed transition planning, multiple technology upgrades, and a considerable amount of training. The amount of information…
There are so many ICD-10 bills popping up in Congress these days, you may be left wondering what you should do. Many of us might consider the approach of sticking our heads in the sand and hoping it all goes away.
It’s important for coding managers to assess coding accuracy now — while there’s still time to remediate and improve. Defaulting to an unspecified code simply won’t be an option under ICD-10, as many insurers and auditors will be looking for codes that capture the greater specificity inherent in the new…
On June 4, a new bill titled “Protecting Patients and Physicians Against Coding Act of 2015” (H.R. 2652) was introduced by U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer (R-AL) in the U.S. House of Representatives. With 35 co-sponsors as of June 10, the bill proposes a two-year ICD-10 grace period to allow physicians…
I encourage everyone to read the recently published Heritage Foundation position paper on ICD-10, which can be viewed online at http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2015/05/the-new-disease-classification-icd-10-doctors-and-patients-will-pay. Most of the paper contains information we have all heard before from various studies (Rand, Nolan, Nachimson).  I do agree that there are ICD-10 implementation costs for physicians that…
The Medical Association of Alabama has reported that state lawmakers have passed a Senate Joint Resolution (SJR) urging Congress to delay ICD-10. The medical association, in a blog to its members, quotes State Sen. Tim Melson, MD (R-Florence) as saying, “that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is forcing…
EDITOR'S NOTE: Kathy Pride is continuing her reporting on diseases that have been covered in the national news media as they relate to ICD-10.The death of Beau Biden, the late son of Vice President Joe Biden, prompted this article. In the news this week was a sad occurrence: Beau Biden,…
We’ve all heard the old adage that “the road to hell is paved with good intentions.” The recent headlines indicating that the American Medical Association (AMA) is pushing for another ICD-10 delay and that a bill with the same aim has been introduced in Congress are indicative of that notion.…
  EDITOR’S NOTE: With the publication of the Heritage Foundation’s position on ICD-10, ICD10monitor asked two physicians to weigh in on the matter. Andres Jimenez, MD, is the co-founder of ImplementHIT. His reaction appears first, followed by that of Joseph C. Nichols, MD, principal of Health Data Consulting. I want to…
Air travel isn’t as simple as it used to be, but if you proactively take advantage of some of the check-in perks offered, it can be a generally smooth experience. After check-in, all parties – the security staff, gate team, and flight crew – know who you are or at…
EDITOR’S NOTE: Kathy Pride is continuing her reporting on diseases that have been covered in the national news media as they relate to ICD-10.The recent death of American mathematician and Nobel Prize winner John Forbes Nash, Jr., in partial recovery from schizophrenia, prompted this article. Dr. John Forbes Nash Jr.,…
Someone recently asked me an interesting question I had not thought about previously – hence the impetus to write this article. The question was “why code immunization to Z23 in ICD-10-CM?” I did some research, and below is an excerpt from the ICD-9-CM/ICD-10-CM/PCS Coordination and Maintenance Committee Meeting Summary of…
  With the sustainable growth rate (SGR) bill now signed into law, it is time for physicians to really focus on their preparations for the upcoming ICD-10 implementation. ICD-10 will affect every aspect of a physician’s practice, including patient encounters, clinical and financial workflow, as well as compensation and reimbursement.…
Coder productivity and quality have always been important, but with ICD-10, the stakes are higher. Insurers and auditors will be looking for the most specific ICD-10 codes to justify medical necessity for services rendered. Nonspecific codes will be denied and targeted by recovery contractors. Coders undoubtedly will feel the added…
On the heels of H.R. 2126, a bill introduced by U.S. Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas) “to prohibit the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) from replacing ICD-9 with ICD-10 in implementing the HIPAA code set standards,” comes H.R. 2247.
EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a transcript from Talk Ten Tuesday’s broadcast on May 12 by Betty Bibbins, MD. Physician to physician, we must acknowledge that healthcare is changing. ICD-10 is coming on Oct. 1, 2015, and this will add new depths to the language we use to communicate. As…
A national consortium of health insurers is offering a series of free, hour-long ICD-10 educational webinars to healthcare providers seeking to prepare for the upcoming transition to the new coding set. The Payers Collaboration – a group that includes Humana, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, UnitedHealthCare, Priority Health, and…
Many across healthcare are continuing to move forward with preparations even despite legislative efforts to delay ICD-10. It’s unfortunate that H.R. 2126, has been introduced, as it doesn’t really represent the majority of our healthcare industry, nor does it recognize the many disease management processes that the new code set…
Everyone is anxious about how ICD-10 may affect coding productivity and quality. Although we won’t have specific answers until we’re in the thick of things after Oct. 1, there are plenty of strategies that health information management (HIM) directors and managers can use today to mitigate potential problems. Many of…
Sure as shootin’, U.S. Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas) couldn’t resist the temptation of coming back to the table for a second time with his latest distraction, H.R. 2126: a proposed bill “to prohibit the Secretary of Health and Human Services from replacing ICD-9 with ICD-10 in implementing the HIPAA code…
Dictionary.com defines resiliency as “the power or ability to return to the original form, position, etc., after being bent, compressed, or stretched; elasticity.” Many of us surely have seen the movie “Apollo 13.” The movie is about the seventh manned mission to the moon. The mission was aborted after an…
With fewer than five months to go until ICD-10 implementation, many healthcare providers and payers have not completed testing their health information management systems. In fact, a number of providers, especially smaller institutions, have not conducted any systematic ICD-10 testing. For all providers and payers who do not feel comfortable…
EDITOR’S NOTE: Kathy Pride is continuing her reporting on health issues that have been covered in the national news media as they relate to ICD-10. Gender identity disorder (GID) is the formal diagnosis used by healthcare professionals to denote persons who experience significant gender dysphoria (GD). GD is defined by…
Many of electronic medical record (EMR) programs have an add-on that is supposed to help physicians in the hospital setting with ICD-10 coding. It often is composed of dropdown menus that allow physicians to pick a word pattern with an associated code. 
I find it very concerning that approximately 30 percent of physicians and physician groups have not even started to prepare for ICD-10. Right now everyone should be in the final stages of preparation. The delay is over and we all must move full speed ahead. We have five months left…
Last December, the Healthcare Administrative Technology Association (HATA) conducted a survey on practice management system (PMS) vendors’ ICD-10 readiness. Contrary to the notion that the holdup with ICD-10 testing lies with PMS, the survey showed that an overwhelming majority of practice management vendors are actually ready. Results indicated that 80 percent…
Last December, the Healthcare Administrative Technology Association (HATA) conducted a survey on practice management system (PMS) vendors’ ICD-10 readiness. Contrary to the notion that the holdup with ICD-10 testing lies with PMS, the survey showed that an overwhelming majority of practice management vendors are actually ready. Results indicated that 80 percent…
Editor’s Note: This is the sixth article in the continuation of a series of articles on clinical documentation improvement by clinical service.  With the repeal of the sustainable growth rate (SGR) in the recently passed H.R. 2 bill, it appears that ICD-10 implementation is on again. Taking into consideration the…
With the recent announcement of the sustainable growth rate (SGR) fix by Congress and the fact that the legislation did not contain any language on ICD-10 delays, the message is clear to the healthcare industry: we need to get ready now.
In the 1990s, health systems began tackling the game-changing implementation of technology such as hospital information systems (HIS) and the earliest electronic health records (EHRs) to automate administrative and business processes. In the early 2000s, they prepared for HIPAA regulations and developed strategies to reduce medical errors, again with the…
In February 2015, the American Hospital Association (AHA), in conjunction with Executive Health Resources, launched its inaugural clinical documentation improvement (CDI) survey, “Emerging Trends for Clinical Documentation Improvement in 2015,” to help determine the main barriers to CDI success. Many powerful insights related to physician engagement in CDI programs were revealed…
EDITOR’S NOTE – This is the second installment in a two-part series on industry reaction to the U.S. House of Representatives passage of the H.R. 2 bill, from which ICD-10 escaped unscathed. For many ICD-10 stakeholders, the U.S. Senate’s passage of the Medicare reform bill last Tuesday was a fait…
It’s often said that one’s journey is just as important as one’s destination. In other words, the process of achieving a goal is as vital as the achievement itself. In coding, the goal is to assign the correct code. Although encoders help achieve this goal, they must always examine whether…
Like the vast majority of revenue cycle companies and many physician practices, our readiness plan for 2015 was well-established early. More detailed employee education in the first quarter, intensive focus on client needs, more end-to-end testing in the second quarter, intensive dual coding all year, retesting systems for all 2015…
Now that the sustainable growth rate (SGR) bill has been signed by the president without any further ICD-10 delay language, it’s time to proceed with ICD-10. Although there are many speculations regarding increased data causing operational bottlenecks, it may not necessarily be due to a huge spike in claims volume…
Mayo Clinic Senior Revenue Cycle Analyst Hamilton Todd will head a team of subject matter experts signed on to report live for Talk Ten Tuesdays from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) annual conference and exhibit now underway in Chicago.
There are plenty of outside forces that take physicians away from patient care. But are there so many that physicians have become afraid of letting “what’s happening tomorrow” beat them?  The inevitable move to ICD-10 is one of these things. Most physicians don’t know what it is but have heard…
With the sustainable growth rate (SGR) issue just resolved thanks to the U.S. House of Representatives’ passage of the CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, it’s really time for those opponents of ICD-10 to come together for the betterment of all of healthcare.
EDITOR’S NOTE – This is the first in a two-part series on industry reaction to the U.S. House of Representatives passage of the H.R. 2 bill. The U.S. Senate left for spring break two weeks ago, thereby leaving the $214 billion Medicare Bill, H.R. 2, and the Medicare Access and…
Devin Jopp, Ed.DPresident & CEOWEDI The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI), the nation’s leading nonprofit authority on the use of health IT to create efficiencies in healthcare information exchange, recently announced the release of its findings from its February 2015 ICD-10 Industry Readiness Survey. In a March 31 letter…
EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article is part of an occasional series on ICD-11. ICD-11 has been in development since 2007 but will not be ready for use in the United States, by some estimates, until the year 2023 or later. ICD-11 is an important undertaking, as its precursor, ICD-10, is…
Christian and Anastasia lit up movie theaters in February during the much-awaited premiere of Fifty Shades of Grey. Fans of the three-book series waited over two years to see their favorite characters grace the big screen. Likewise, health information management (HIM) professionals and medical record coders have been waiting for…
As healthcare organizations run the marathon sprint to the ICD-10 finish line, testing can seem like the highest hurdle to clear before Oct. 1, 2015. Systems that store, use, send, receive, or report diagnostic codes, internally and externally, to the organization need to be assessed. Processes such as the revenue…
Most of those who have been tracking the implementation (or lack thereof) of ICD-10-CM/PCS in the United States are old enough to remember Jim McKay’s melodramatic introduction on ABC’s Wide World of Sports every Saturday afternoon.  “The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat” became part of the fabric…
While working with hospitals throughout the country on improving physician documentation, a topic that consistently comes up is dual coding – coding in both ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM/PCS for the same record, using each code set and all of the associated coding conventions and guidelines. Many healthcare providers are looking for…
Chapter 19 of the ICD-10 code set covers injury, poisoning, and certain other consequences of external causes. While chiropractic physicians will primarily use the chronic and recurrent musculoskeletal conditions from Chapter 13, Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System and Connective Tissue, there are several relevant codes from Chapter 19. They include…
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first in a occasional series on ICD-11 expected to be completed by 2017. The prospects of the U.S. healthcare system jumping straight from ICD-9 to ICD-11 could be considered analogous to the prospects of a precocious child jumping straight from fourth grade to sixth, Talk-Ten-Tuesday…
This week Congress is expected to work out details on legislation to repeal the contentious sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula that will automatically cut physicians’ pay by 21.2 percent come Tuesday, March 31. Bipartisan leaders from the U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce Committees introduced…
If the long, gray days of winter have you hankering for sunny skies and warmer temps, we have good news: the vernal equinox has arrived! This year the vernal equinox, also called the spring equinox, fell on March 20, marking the official beginning of spring. The change of seasons has…
The Uniform Hospital Discharge Data Set (UHDDS) includes the hospital reporting requirements for all inpatient discharges. The UHDDS reporting requirements will remain in effect on and after Oct. 1, 2015, when ICD-10-CM/PCS goes into effect. One data element that hospitals are required to report is the significant procedure(s) performed during…
The transition to ICD-10 is a needed one – not for the reasons that the folks who have dollars and time invested into it worry about, but for the needs of patient care. In order for it to be a worthwhile change, mistakes from ICD-9 have to be corrected in…
Uncertainty about ICD-10, delays, projects on hold, the looming prospect of another postponement of the implementation date: It’s enough for a project manager (PM ) to start looking for a new job. But all of this isn’t why a PM signed up for the job. The point is to get…
When it comes to ICD-10, physicians, as a group, are much farther behind the curve than their hospital counterparts. The claims clearinghouse Navicure recently polled 350 physician practice administrators, office staffers, and coders about readiness for ICD-10. While the survey found that 82 percent of respondents are optimistic about being…
EDITOR’S NOTE: Betty Bibbins, MD, founder, CEO and executive physician educator for DocuComp, and frequent guest on Talk Ten Tuesdays, participated in the 50th anniversary of the Selma-to-Montgomery march. ICD10monitor invited Dr. Bibbins to share her experience. We must always keep in mind that no matter where we are today,…
Opponents to the adoption of ICD-10 have been quick to assert that the nation’s healthcare system should bypass it and make the leap to ICD-11 when it is introduced. Typical of this rationale is a quote from a form letter that the Florida Medical Association (FMA) has been urging its…
On a peaceful Sunday just weeks away from spring, an estimated 70,000 people recently crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge that spans the Alabama River, connecting Selma with the state’s capital, Montgomery – they were there to mark the 50th anniversary of the “Bloody Sunday” incident of 1965 and to herald…
It has been yet again a roller coaster ride with the potential threat of another ICD-10 delay. There are valid arguments on both sides to proceed with or delay the introduction of the new coding set. But think about this: there has been a great deal of money spent on…
Unless you have been in a coma (that’s ICD-10-CM code R40.2), you know that the deadline for the United States to begin using ICD-10 –CM for diagnosis coding and ICD-10-PCS for inpatient hospital procedure coding is set at Oct. 1, 2015. However, the implementation of ICD-10 has been subject to…
EDITOR’S NOTE: Kathy Pride is continuing her reporting on diseases that have been covered in the national news media as they relate to ICD-10.The recent Academy Award winner Julianne Moore and her role in “Still Alice” have brought Alzheimer’s disease some much-warranted media attention – and for Pride, the film…
With the current focus on ICD-10 as a major transition currently impacting the healthcare industry, to some degree we have lost sight of the underlying goal of the transition: to improve the quality of healthcare data in this country for a wide range of uses. We tend to focus on…
With the clock ticking on ICD-10 implementation, many practices are starting to worry they may not be ready in time for the Oct. 1, 2015 deadline. While there is much to accomplish in a short timeframe, it can be done. Developing a solid strategy can help simplify the process and…
For several years, surveys conducted by industry organizations such as the American College of Healthcare Executives revealed ICD-10 as one of healthcare leaders’ top priorities. However, these surveys didn’t explore the details of providers’ ICD-10 attitudes, planning, and progress as they neared implementation. Through a series of three surveys of…
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the fifth article in a series of articles on clinical documentation improvement by clinical service. The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Hill Day will be held on March 24, 2015, when ICD-10 implementation will be a high-priority topic. Obstetrics and gynecology codes have undergone major…
The initial confusion caused by last year’s congressional action to delay adaption of ICD-10 has died down, but once again the topic is sneaking back into the headlines. Last year many were asking, “what if they gave a party and nobody came?” This year many find themselves channeling Pete Townshend…
Editor’s Note: Diane Kovach, the CMS director of the provider billing group will appear on Talk Ten Tuesdays March 3, 10 am. EST. Amid the urgings of the American Medical Association (AMA) to have its members write letters to their congressional representatives advocating for a repeal of ICD-10, the Centers…
Healthcare Billing and Management Association (HBMA) completed its third ICD-10 readiness survey on Sunday, Feb. 22. According to our members, at least, there continues to be good news and bad news. It is not surprising that our findings mirror some of those we have heard about from numerous other organizations.…
Templates can either enhance documentation necessary for coding and data quality, or they can hinder things by restricting options and failing to prompt physicians to document specific information. However, templates cannot be overlooked when it comes to ICD-10. This is particularly true if a hospital relies more heavily on templates…
The fact that we now have procedural coding guidelines is the first hint that procedural coding with ICD-10 is more complex than with ICD-9. Learning these guidelines and how to apply the information is the first step to becoming proficient in ICD-10-PCS. The guidelines are intended to complement the official…
Gundersen Health System (GHS) is a physician-led, not-for-profit healthcare system of hospitals and clinics headquartered in La Crosse, Wisc.,serving a 19-county region throughout western Wisconsin, northeastern Iowa, and southeastern Minnesota. GHS approached the transition to ICD-10 in the same manner we do all major initiatives. We established an implementation team,…
With all of the recent snow and bad weather spreading across the country, there is a disorder that may be affecting you, your friends and family, or some of your coworkers. It’s called seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Many of you who, like I, live in the sunny southern states, may…
The Uniform Hospital Discharge Data Set (UHDDS) outlines the hospital reporting requirements for all inpatient discharges. The UHDDS reporting requirements will remain in effect on and after Oct. 1, 2015, when ICD-10-CM/PCS is scheduled to be implemented. One data element that hospitals are required to report is the significant procedures…
One of our hospital clients has a sign above his desk reading “Hope is not a plan.” While this would apply to any IT project, nowhere is this aphorism more true than in ICD-10 testing. Testing certainly isn’t new for anyone in the IT world – we do it whenever…
 When the first U.S. Ebola patient was admitted to a Dallas hospital in the summer of 2014, the ensuing media firestorm scrutinized nearly every aspect of the U.S. healthcare system’s readiness to deal with an epidemic that had already left thousands dead and dying overseas. From isolation management and diagnosis…
The next nine months are critical in terms of preparing for a smooth transition to ICD-10. If ICD-10 isn’t a priority in your organization yet, it should quickly rise to the top of the list as soon as possible. Health information management (HIM) professionals must lead the charge to ensure…
The Twittersphere was on fire today during the hearing held by the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Health.  Tweets included the now-standard ICD-10 hash tags of #ICD10, #ICD10Matters, #NoDelay, and a new one, #SubHealth. Every day brings more thought leadership to the platform as the…
For our subscribers today who could not listen live to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Health Subcommittee hearing on “Examining ICD-10 Implementation,” it was very revealing – and I believe it reflected a change in direction to favoring the Oct. 1, 2015 ICD-10 implementation date.…