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Think about where medical technology was in the 1970s, and all the advances that have occurred since then. There was no such thing as echocardiography at the time! The code sets utilized today are more than 40 years old and do not reflect current medical practices, while the new code…
ICD-10 will be challenging for everyone, but in particular practitioners. Many physicians in all specialties are moving to electronic health records now or will transition in the next year. Selecting the appropriate specificity of an ICD-10 code may be challenging. How do you assist practitioners with documentation improvement to allow…
In my previous article I went into detail about which ICD-10-CM codes would be most likely to replace the 739 primary diagnosis (Chiropractic subluxation) in ICD-9-CM. Using a Medicare local coverage determination (LCD) and the General Equivalence Mappings (GEMs) as a starting point, in this article I will attempt to…
As I continue to listen to voices from across the industry as we move into the critical last 600 days before ICD-10 implementation, I am becoming concerned that our discussion is still stuck in silos (i.e. financial neutrality, a payer strategy and solutions, etc.). Providers have an expectation that with…
Yakima, Washington --- With current CDM maintenance systems being labor intensive and time consuming, often requiring numerous steps, screens, and reports just to maintain, VitalWare has redesigned the process with the latest in cloud-based technologies with a new tool called, CDM Navigator™ CDM Navigator’s robust design and unique user interface…
Washington, D.C.- – Inadequate attention to the integrity of clinical documentation in electronic health records (EHR) could compromise the usefulness of these records for patient care and quality reporting as well as business, compliance and legal uses, according to testimony given recently by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)…
Podcast Date: 2/12/2013 Where are you in regards to I-10 testing? Number of Response(s) Response Ratio A. Successful testing with all or most of our partners 9 4% B. Beginning to have success 24 10% C. Having trouble 3 1% D. In beginning phase 109 43% E. Haven't started 107…
When each new year arrives, many of us make resolutions. The most common resolutions involve losing a few pounds or becoming more organized. But now that 2013 has arrived, ICD-10 implementation has drawn closer – and procrastination is not an option! It comes highly recommended that your new year’s resolution…