HBMA - ICD10monitor

What many of us are learning lately is that no news is not necessarily good news. It seems that no news about ICD-10 has simply been disguising some of the lurking problems just waiting to surface. Problems are just starting to appear as payers add edits and issues with electronic health…
ASSOCIATION NEWS The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) and the Healthcare Billing & Management Association (HBMA) have announced a collaboration to accredit medical billers in the areas of privacy, security, confidentiality, cybersecurity, business best practices and technical operations. 
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…
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…
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…
At numerous meetings since the ICD-10 delay was announced, the chasm between large and small providers, entities, and practices has been evident. Obviously, some small groups are well ahead of the pack and some large groups are lagging, but the profound discrepancies keep reappearing. Stanley Nachimson recently commented on the…