EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is an excerpt from Dr. Moffic’s appearance on the Talk Ten Tuesdays broadcast that took place on Nov. 10, 2015.  For all he gave to us, I bet Robin Williams never imagined providing a justification for the importance of ICD-10 and the advances in our diagnostic…
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…
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 small-to-medium medical practices are struggling just to keep up with the changes taking place in healthcare today. As I work with larger hospital systems and small-to-large physician practices, I can see that the challenges associated with moving toward ICD-10 implementation are most daunting for the small physician practice. Large…
Not everything you read about ICD-10 is true. I know, it’s shocking. Sarcasm aside, I feel it is an important point to make since there is a lot of information floating out there about ICD-10 and it takes a level of discernment to ascertain what is the truth and what…
As an integrated healthcare system, Kaiser Permanente is in a unique position when it comes to testing ICD-10. In order to become ICD-10-compliant, the company must test from the position of both a provider (caregiver) and a payer (insurance plan). During the coming months, Kaiser Permanente is targeting to test…
Although narrow in scope, results from the ICD-10 National Testing Week conducted early last March revealed that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) accepted 89 percent of the test claims, with some regions reporting acceptance rates as high as 99 percent, according to CMS. The normal FFS Medicare…