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Here's a top 10 list of things to think about this coming month to get you moving in the right direction. 1. Have a formalized plan. If you do not have a documented project plan with assigned responsibilities, milestones, resource needs, etc., you do not have a formalized plan. 2.…
By now we all should be aware that the transition to ICD-10-CM/PCS will be a significant event that will impact not just technology, but processes across entire organizations for providers and payers alike. As we prepare for this event it will be important for organizations to understand the projected impact…
I was in a planning meeting this morning – a joyful, exuberant, bi-weekly event designed to maximize performance from developers and analysts alike – and someone raised this question: “Is there a crosswalk we can use to price Medicaid claims?” The inquirer was referring to an ICD-10-to-ICD-9 “back” crosswalk with…
As we move into 2012, the federally mandated ICD-10 implementation date of Oct. 1, 2013 is only about 600 days away. If you haven’t gotten started already, the time to begin ICD-10 preparation is here. On Jan. 15, 2009 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a…
For many people, the beginning of the year is a time for reflection. For others, it is an opportunity to look ahead – and to make plans, list goals and itemize the steps it will take to achieve them. As healthcare organizations continue the march toward ICD-10 adoption, 5010 is…
Today the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Office of E-Health Standards and Services (OESS) announced that it would not initiate enforcement action until March 31, 2012, with respect to any HIPAA covered entity that is not in compliance with the ASC X12 Version 5010 (Version 5010), NCPDP Telecom D.0…
(Sept. 13, 2011) – Plans are underway to broadcast Monitor Monday and Talk-Ten-Tuesday live from the 83rd AHIMA Convention & Exhibit scheduled to take place Oct. 1-6 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, according to publisher Chuck Buck. “We’re working on the engineering and other…
Talk-Ten-Tuesday, the live 30-minute podcast produced by ICD-10monitor, will feature 5010 expert Stanley Nachimson on its Tuesday, Aug. 30 show. CMS designated the week of Aug. 21 through Aug. 26 as National 5010 Testing Week for trading partners to test compliance efforts. Nachimson, principal of the health IT consulting firm…