March 24, 2016
ICD-10 to add thousands of new diagnosis and procedure codes (AHA News)
Article addresses ICD-10 adding thousands of new diagnosis and procedure codes in 2017.
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February 26, 2016
ICD-10 Warning: No more Mr. Nice Payer on Oct. 1 (ICD10Watch)
Article discusses post-ICD-10 success and the importance of clinical specificity.
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January 27, 2016
Revenue Cycle Management a Post-ICD-10 Implementation Focus (RevCycleIntelligence)
Article discusses how practices have transitioned post-ICD-10 and what's in store for the year ahead.
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December 17, 2015
Hospital Productivity Suffers Post ICD-10 (Health IT Outcomes)
Article discusses hospital productivity following the ICD-10 transition.
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December 4, 2015
ICD-10: A rude awakening coming? (Medical Practice Insider)
Article addresses possibility for ICD-10-related challenges.
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November 23, 2015
Payers Won't Always Be So Lenient in ICD-10 (Physicians Practice)
Article discusses why payers won't always be so lenient post-ICD-10.
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November 12, 2015
ICD-10 Transition: Monitor to Catch Problems Early (Physicians Practice)
Article provides five strategies for resolving any process/workflow glitches before they impact an organization's bottom line.
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October 29, 2015
10 Things That Were Surprising About ICD-10 (Health Data Management)
Article offers insights into the post-ICD-10 compliance world for the healthcare industry.
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October 15, 2015
How to get ready for ICD-10 claim denials (ICD10 Watch)
Article provides best practices for ICD-10 denials management.
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October 1, 2015
ICD-10 is Up and Running: How to Survive (Physicians Practice)
Article discusses the transition to ICD-10 and some tips for practices on how to survive.
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September 17, 2015
CMS Calls Final ICD-10 End-to-End Testing a Success (Health Data Management)
Article discusses CMS' reports that final ICD-10 end-to-end testing was successful.
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September 3, 2015
Healthcare providers expect major financial headaches from ICD-10, survey says (Healthcare Finance)
Article discusses findings from a recent ICD-10 readiness survey.
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August 19, 2015
ICD-10 hops Congressional hurdle (Healthcare IT News)
Article provides update on likelihood of Congress passing legislation to bar ICD-10 before its implementation date on October 1, 2015.
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August 7, 2015
Physician ICD-10 Readiness 'Cause for Concern' (Health Data Management)
Article reveals findings from Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange's (WEDI) latest and final ICD-10 Industry Readiness Survey.
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July 23, 2015
Why physicians should learn to embrace ICD-10 specificity (ICD-10 Watch)
Article explains the importance of increased specificity for ICD-10 codes.
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July 10, 2015
ICD-10: CMS won't deny claims for first year (Healthcare IT News)
Article explains how The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has agreed to adopt four AMA proposals regarding the code set conversion.
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June 26, 2015
AMA Renews Call for ICD-10 Contingencies (HealthLeaders)
Article describes renewal of the American Medical Association's (AMA) call for ICD-10 contingency plans.
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June 10, 2015
ICD-10 'Grace Period' Bill Introduced in US House (Journal of AHIMA)
Article introduces new bill in U.S. house proposing a two-year grace period for accepting ICD-10 codes.
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May 29, 2015
How to protect revenue during ICD-10 implementation (ICD-10 Watch)
Article offers best practice recommendations for minimizing cash flow disruptions during ICD-10 implementation.
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May 15, 2015
CMS Promotes ICD-10 Readiness with More End-to-End Testing (RevCycleIntelligence)
Article announces the final ICD-10 end-to-end testing opportunity prior to implementation.
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May 1, 2015
CMS touts end-to-end ICD-10 test success (Healthcare IT News)
rticle reveals successful results for CMS ICD-10 end-to-end-testing.
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April 23, 2015
Next ICD-10 Hurdle? Processing Claims (Hospitals & Health Networks)
Article highlights opinions from key healthcare association leaders on ICD-10 readiness.
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April 10, 2015
WEDI survey discovers the irony of ICD-10 delays (ICD-10 Watch)
Article discusses findings from recent WEDI survey on ICD-10 preparation.
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March 19, 2015
ith ICD-10 now on Congress' radar, it's put up--not shut up--time (FierceHealthIT)
Article discusses how recent proceedings have placed ICD-10 on the radar of several federal lawmakers.
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March 5, 2015
CMS touts end-to-end ICD-10 test success (Healthcare IT News)
Article reveals successful results for CMS ICD-10 end-to-end-testing.
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February 18, 2015
Do you want ICD-10 delayed another year? Some do (Healthcare Finance)
Article describes recent ICD-10 survey and notes 65 percent of respondents support ICD-10 implementation on Oct. 1, 2015.
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February 4, 2015
Coding association predicts a smooth transition to ICD-10 (Medical Economics)
Article explains optimistic outlook for ICD-10 transition based on findings from a recent poll conducted by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).
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January 28, 2015
What does new CMS leadership mean for ICD-10 implementation? (ICD-10 Watch)
Article discusses how new CMS leadership will affect ICD-10 implementation.
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January 7, 2015
Three factors influencing the ICD-10 transition in 2015 (ICD-10 Watch)
Article discusses factors affecting ICD-10 including Congress, CMS and the healthcare IT industry.
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December 17, 2014
: ICD-10, Cost Transparency among Top Issues for Docs in 2015 (Healthcare Informatics)
Article reports ICD-10 will be a top issue for physicians next year.
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December 4, 2014
Is Another ICD-10 Delay Imminent? (Health Data Management)
Article discusses the possibility of another ICD-10 delay due to a current appropriations bill in Congress.
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November 26, 2014
Cost of Converting Small Physician Offices to ICD-10 Much Lower than Previously Reported (Journal of AHIMA)
Article analyzes ICD-10 implementation costs for small physician offices.
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November 19, 2014
Organizations urge Congress to avoid further ICD-10 delays (FierceHealthIT)
Article announces recent action by industry organizations avoid future ICD-10 delays.
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November 13, 2014
How to tell if ICD-10 implementation will be delayed again (ICD-10 Watch)
Article discusses events that can affect the ICD-10 timeline for 2015.
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November 5, 2014
Defining ICD-10 "readiness" (Managed Healthcare Executive)
Article describes how payers and providers should prepare for the ICD-10 transition.
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October 29, 2014
Your 2015 ICD-10 budget (Healthcare Finance News)
Article explains four key areas practices should allocate resources in during ICD-10 budgeting.
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October 22, 2014
Seven Steps for Helping Physicians Get Ready for ICD-10 (ICD-10 Monitor)
Article shares best practices for physicians preparing for the ICD-10 transition.
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October 16, 2014
How did your ICD-10 vendor answer the WEDI survey? (ICD-10 Watch)
Article discusses vendor responses in a recent ICD-10 survey.
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October 8, 2014
How Physicians See ICD-10, and Its Effect on Their Practice (Journal of AHIMA)
Article discusses providers' thoughts on the transition to ICD-10.
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October 1, 2014
ICD-10 work 'slipping into 2015' (GovernmentHealthIT)
Article discusses key findings from recent ICD-10 readiness survey.
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September 24, 2014
How to get going with ICD-10 implementation (Medical Practice Insider)
Article shares best practices for preparing for the ICD-10 transition.
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September 18, 2014
Clearing the Air on the ICD-10 Transition: AHIMA's Policy and Coding Leader Speaks Out (Healthcare Informatics)
Article shares AHIMA senior director's perspective on the ICD-10 transition.
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September 11, 2014
Survey finds lack of preparedness for ICD-10 (FierceHealthIT)
Article discusses findings from a recent ICD-10 preparedness survey.
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September 3, 2014
CMS Announces ICD-10 Testing Weeks (Healthcare Informatics)
Article announces three weeks of ICD-10 acknowledgement testing.
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August 27, 2014
Could ICD-10 delay spur innovation? (Healthcare IT News)
Article explains how the ICD-10 delay may drive development of new diagnostic tests.
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August 20, 2014
How to get started with ICD-10 testing (ICD-10 Watch)
Article provides tips for organizations getting started with ICD-10 testing.
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August 14, 2014
Unintended benefit of ICD-10 delay: Faster innovations? (Government Health IT)
Article discusses how faster innovations might be an unintended benefit of ICD-10 delay.
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August 7, 2014
How is CMS planning for provider ICD-10 testing in 2015? (EHR Intelligence)
Article discusses CMS' plans for provider ICD-10 testing during 2015.
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July 24, 2014
How ICD-10 preparation is working for non-covered entities (ICD-10 Watch)
Article explains the status of ICD-10 preparation for non-HIPAA covered entities.
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July 16, 2014
CMS Reiterates Intent for October 2015 ICD-10 Compliance Date (Health Data Management)
Article discusses CMS' intent to announce the final ruling for an Oct. 2015 ICD-10 compliance date.
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July 10, 2014
Where ICD-10 movers are focusing now (GovernmentHealthIT)
Article discusses where organizations are in their ICD-10 efforts now.
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July 1, 2014
CMS Developing ICD-10 National Timeline to Help Stakeholders (Health Data Management)
Article explains how CMS is planning to develop an ICD-10 national timeline to help stakeholders.
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June 25, 2014
How can you tell your healthare vendors will be ready for Oct. 1, 2015? (ICD-10 Watch)
Article discusses how physician practices can tell if their healthcare vendors will be ready for ICD-10.
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June 18, 2014
Additional ICD-10 Delay Provides Opportunity to 'Reflect, Regroup, Revitalize' (Healthcare Informatics)
Article discusses why the additional ICD-10 delay provides an opportunity to reflect, regroup and revitalize.
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June 11, 2014
Should providers get financial incentives for moving to ICD-10? (Healthcare Finance News)
Article discusses if providers should get financial incentives for moving to ICD-10.
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June 4, 2014
If ICD-9 data has value, does ICD-10 data have more value? (ICD-10 Watch)
Article discusses the difference of data collection between ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes.
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May 28, 2014
How ICD-10's Latest Delay Affects Students (Becker's Hospital Review)
Article discusses how ICD-10's latest delay affects students.
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May 21, 2014
ICD-10: What if it stood for 'Improve Clinical Documentation?' (ICD-10 Watch)
Article discusses the importance of clinical documentation within the ICD-10 preparation process.
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May 14, 2014
What you need to know to start your ICD-10 planning (ICD-10 Watch)
Article outlines some tips to jump start your practice's ICD-10 plan.
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May 7, 2014
New ICD-10 implementation deadline set - maybe (Medical Economics)
Article discusses the latest update on the ICD-10 implementation deadline.
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April 30, 2014
CMS Official Says Announcement on New ICD-10 Deadline Imminent (iHealthBeat)
Article discusses the CMS official announcement on the new ICD-10 imminent deadline.
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April 23, 2014
How to Get Your Money's Worth Out of ICD-10 Preparation Despite the Delay (HIMSS)
Article discusses how to get your money's worth out of ICD-10 preparation despite the delay.
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April 16, 2014
What to do about the ICD-10 delay (ICD-10 Watch)
Article discusses preparation steps organizations should be taking amidst the ICD-10 delay.
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April 9, 2014
Things to consider as you move forward with ICD-10 plans (ICD-10 Trainer)
Article outlines some things to consider as your organization moves forward with ICD-10 plans.
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April 2, 2014
Senate delays ICD-10, patches SGR (Government Health IT)
Article discusses the ICD-10 delay and the SGR bill passing in the Senate and House.
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March 26, 2014
Wanted: ICD-10 champions to rescue healthcare providers (ICD-10 Watch)
Article discusses the importance of having an ICD-10 champion in every organization.
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March 19, 2014
AAFP: Major health plans told us they're ICD-10 ready (EHR Intelligence)
Article discusses what major health plans in the U.S. are doing to get ready for the ICD-10 transition.
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March 12, 2014
Why the ICD-10 transition doesn't have to be painful (ICD-10 Watch)
Article outlines three key factors that can make the ICD-10 transition less painful.
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March 5, 2014
ICD-10 deadline won't be delayed, Tavenner tells HIMSS (Modern Healthcare)
Article discusses the ICD-10 conversion and the firm October 1 deadline.
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February 26, 2014
What's Your ICD-10 HR Strategy? (HealthLeaders)
Article discusses steps providers should take to develop an HR strategy for the ICD-10 transition.
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February 19, 2014
ICD-10: More Questions than Answers (Physicians Practice)
Article discusses the ICD-10 preparation process and the important questions to ask during this time.
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February 12, 2014
Is there an ICD-10 code for 'very concerned?' (Healthcare IT News)
Article discusses ICD-10 physician preparedness and the concern some have as the transition date approaches.
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February 5, 2014
Countdown to ICD-10 (Health Data Management)
Article discusses steps to take as the industry counts down to ICD-10.
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January 29, 2014
Half of practices holding out for ICD-10 delay (Medical Practice Insider)
Article discusses ICD-10 readiness survey and how some practices are holding out for an unlikely compliance date delay.
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January 22, 2014
ICD-10: Why Do We Need to Change? (For the Record)
Article discusses the value of transitioning to ICD-10.
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January 15, 2014
Top 10 Physician Documentation Improvement Targets for ICD-10-CM (ICD10 monitor)
Article discusses the top ten physician documentation improvement targets for ICD-10.
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January 8, 2014
What effect will dual coding have on medical coding productivity? (ICD-10 Watch)
Article discusses the effects dual coding will have on medical coding productivity.
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January 3, 2014
ICD-10 developments to look for in 2014 (Government Health IT)
Article discusses the ICD-10 developments to look for in 2014.
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December 19, 2013
ICD-10: Minimizing the Financial Hit (HealthLeaders)
Article discusses how organizations can minimize the financial hit of ICD-10 in 2014 and beyond.
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December 10, 2013
ICD-10 Countdown: How your practice can get ready (Medical Economics)
Article discusses how physician practices can get prepared for the ICD-10 transition.
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December 4, 2013
How to assess the costs of dual coding (ICD-10 Watch)
Article discusses the benefits and costs of dual coding for your organization.
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November 27, 2013
Working with Physicians on Documentation for ICD-10: Clearing up the Chaos (ICD10 monitor)
Article discusses best practices for physicians with ICD-10 documentation.
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November 20, 2013
5 Top ICD-10 Misconceptions Revealed (Becker's ASC Review)
Article outlines the top five misconceptions about the upcoming ICD-10 transition.
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November 13, 2013
CMS Reconsiders 'End-to-End' ICD-10 Testing (Medpage Today)
Article discusses why the CMS is reconsidering 'End-to-End' ICD-10 testing.
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November 6, 2013
What's your plan for the transition to the ICD-10? (
Article offers helpful tips to help plan for the upcoming ICD-10 transition.
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October 30, 2013
ICD-10 Whiplash (ICD10 monitor)
Article discusses how ICD-10's more detailed specificity will help provide better patient care.
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October 23, 2013
Why revenue needs to be examined during the ICD-10 transition (ICD-10 Watch)
Article discusses why healthcare providers need to examine revenue during the ICD-10 transition.
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October 16, 2013
Where ICD-10 codes are going to impact your medical practice (ICD-10 Watch)
Article describes where the ICD-10 codes will impact medical practices the most.
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October 9, 2013
Start ICD-10 success with the data you already have now (EHR Intelligence)
Article discusses the importance of leveraging data now to help with the ICD-10 transition.
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October 2, 2013
ICD-10 coders must learn details in documentation (Government Health IT)
Article discusses the importance for ICD-10 coders to focus on new documentation details.
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September 25, 2013
4 steps to make ICD-10 easier for small practices (Government Health IT)
Article outlines four steps to help make the ICD-10 transition easier for small practices.
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September 18, 2013
ICD-10 and the coming revenue cycle changes (Healthcare IT News)
Article discusses revenue cycle changes that will come with the ICD-10 transition.
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September 11, 2013
How to vaccinate your revenue cycle against ICD-10 rejection (ICD-10 Watch)
Article provides helpful tips to protect your practice's revenue cycle against ICD-10 rejection.
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September 4, 2013
Tips to prepare for ICD-10 testing (GovernmentHealthIT)
Article outlines a few tips to help prepare for ICD-10 testing.
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August 28, 2013
The day after: When ICD-10 work really begins (Healthcare IT News)
Article discusses how workflow will change after the ICD-10 compliance deadline.
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August 21, 2013
ICD-10 Budgeting: Do you know how much the transition will cost? (ICD10Watch)
Article discusses the true cost of the ICD-10 transition and how to budget properly.
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August 14, 2013
Grasping the Bigger Picture of ICD-10 Readiness (Advance Healthcare)
Article discusses how organizations can drive long-term success for ICD-10.
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August 7, 2013
Social Media a Tool for ICD-10 Transition? (ICD10monitor)
Article discusses how social media can be a great tool for the ICD-10 transition.
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July 31, 2013
Building a Better Health Care Dictionary (Time)
Article discusses the ICD-10 transition and how useful the new code set will be for the future.
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July 24, 2013
Q & A: Why the U.S. actually needs those crazy ICD-10 codes (GovernmentHealthIT)
Q & A article discusses why the U.S. really needs ICD-10 coding.
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July 17, 2013
PAHCOM and CMS continue ICD-10 collaboration (PhysBizTech)
Article discusses ICD-10 resources for physician practices.
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July 11, 2013
Doctors Lag Far Behind on New Medicare Diagnosis Codes (Forbes)
Article discusses MGMA survey results about physician readiness for ICD-10.
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July 3, 2013
Clinical Documentation Improvement--A Physician Perspective (AHIMA)
Article outlines tips to help promote CDI programs to physicians.
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June 26, 2013
Mostashari discusses ICD-10 and other key concerns (PhysBizTech)
Q&A article with Mostashari discusses how vendors can help with the ICD-10 transition.
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June 19, 2013
Mostashari: No more ICD-10 extension (Healthcare IT News)
Article announces there will not be another ICD-10 deadline delay.
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June 12, 2013
Physician Practices Pressured to Review Revenue Cycle Management (HealthLeaders)
Article outlines the importance of evaluating revenue cycles during the ICD-10 transition.
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June 5, 2013
Monthly Code Cracker: Creative Ways for Physicians to Prepare for ICD-10 (Journal of AHIMA)
Article offers fun tips for preparing physicians for ICD-10.
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May 29, 2013
Apparently the HIPAA 5010 transition isn't over (ICD-10 Watch)
Article describes the significance of 5010 and how it affects the ICD-10 transition.
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May 22, 2013
WEDI Launches New ICD-10 State Collaborative Initiative (WEDI)
Article describes new WEDI initiative for ICD-10 implementation readiness.
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May 15, 2013
Physicians are key to ICD-10. Getting them on board might be easier than you think (Hospitals & Health Networks)
Article describes why getting physicians engaged in ICD-10 preparation now is important to success.
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May 8, 2013
ICD-10 transition to impact specialists more negatively (EHR Intelligence)
Article describes how ICD-10 codes for certain specialties may require more training.
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May 1, 2013
Medical practices will find ICD-10 challenges beyond the IT department (Government Health IT)
Article outlines how practices can prepare for some of the top challenges of the ICD-10 implementation.
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April 24, 2013
7 Steps to Ease the Transition to ICD-10 for Physicians, Specialists and Groups (Becker's)
Article outlines tips for providers to start preparing for ICD-10.
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April 17, 2013
The financial impact of ICD-10: How do you prepare for the unknown? (FierceHealthFinance)
Article describes how to prepare for the financial implications of ICD-10.
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April 10, 2013
Five reasons why you might actually like ICD-10 (EHR Intelligence)
Article lists five reasons why ICD-10 is a step in the right direction for healthcare.
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April 3, 2013
Experts weigh in on ICD-10 conversion (Modern Healthcare)
Article features experts' advise on preparing now for ICD-10.
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March 26, 2013
5 ICD-10 challenges that may surprise you (Government Health IT)
Article outlines 5 challenges practices could face with ICD-10 implementation.
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March 21, 2013
Reviewing Top 10 DRGs, Codes Insufficient for ICD-10 Prep (For The Record)
Article describes why hospital executives need to prepare for ICD-10's impact on reimbursement.
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March 14, 2013
ICD-10 National Pilot Program ready to take off (Government Health IT)
Article outlines how national pilot will help practices prepare for ICD-10 testing.
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March 7, 2013
HIMSS13: Don't just concentrate on ICD-10 implementation (ICD-10 Watch)
Article describes how ICD-10 preparation is just one of the lessons learned from HIMSS13.
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February 27, 2013
ICD-10: What the one-year delay brought (Healthcare IT News)
Article describes providers' reactions to the ICD-10 deadline delay and how they are preparing.
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February 20, 2013
How to create an ICD-10 training plan (ICD-10 Watch)
Article outlines areas in your practice where training programs should be implemented.
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February 13, 2013
HIMSS: 5 reasons CMS should stay the course with ICD-10 (FierceHealth IT)
Article lists five reasons why the 2014 deadline should not be delayed further.
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February 6, 2013
ICD-10 Budgeting: Account for direct and indirect ICD-10 transition costs (Government Health IT)
Article outlines two types of ICD-10 transition costs to include in your budget.
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January 31, 2013
CDI and ICD-10: Synergy or Dysergy? (ICD-10 Monitor)
Article dicusses how to collaborate CDI and ICD-10 efforts for successful implementation.
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January 23, 2013
Educational Strategy for ICD-10: The Right Mix of Options... (ICD-10 Monitor)
Article outlines tips for practices' ICD-10 implementation plans.
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January 16, 2013
AHIMA: Don't skimp on ICD-10 training for coders and physicians (EHR Intelligence)
Article describes tactics to help coders and physicians train and prepare for ICD-10.
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January 9, 2013
4 Lessons From HIPAA 5010 Transition to Apply to ICD-10 (Becker's ACS)
Article outlines four lessons from 5010 that practices can apply to ICD-10 preparation.
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January 2, 2013
ICD-101: How to start the new year with ICD-10 coding knowledge (ICD-10 Watch)
Article outlines how to start becoming familiar with the ICD-10 code set.
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December 21, 2012
Meaningful use drives demand for RCM (Healthcare IT News)
Article describes how timely ICD-10 preparation is a driving force for revenue cycle success.
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December 12, 2012
Examine your ICD-9 codes to start your ICD-10 assessment (ICD-10 Watch)
Article describes how ICD-9 codes can help with learning important new ICD-10 codes.
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December 5, 2012
Two-thirds of providers hire consultants to prepare for ICD-10 (Healthcare Finance News)
Survey shows 65 percent of physicians are using consultants to help with ICD-10 preparation.
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November 28, 2012
ICD-10 Implementation: What your 2013 is going to look like (ICD-10 Watch)
Article features an ICD-10 implementation timeline detailing steps practices should take in 2013.
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November 21, 2012
What's New in the ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting in 2013? (ICD-10 Monitor)
Article outlines updates to the 2013 ICD-10 coding and reporting guidelines.
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November 14, 2012
ICD-10 Education: How Soon is Too Soon? (ICD-10 Monitor)
Article describes why practices shouldn't wait to start preparing for ICD-10.
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November 7, 2012
Q&A: ICD-10 progress with Pat Schmitter (EHR Intelligence)
Interview with ICD-10 expert discusses industry's progress towards ICD-10 preparations.
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October 30, 2012
Plan, Plan and Plan Again — No Way to Avoid the ICD-10 Hurricane (ICD-10 Monitor)
Article describes steps practices should take to plan ahead for the ICD-10 deadline.
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October 24, 2012
MGMA: 11 ways to prepare for ICD-10 on the cheap (HealthcareIT News)
Article describes ways for physician practices to prepare for ICD-10 with little cost.
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October 17, 2012
Using Algorithms to Identify Impacted ICD-10 Stakeholders (For The Record)
Article explains technology's role in minimizing the impact during the ICD-10 transition.
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October 10, 2012
HIMSS issues ICD-10 implementation recommendations (EHR Intelligence)
Article discusses ICD-10 implementation recommendations released by HIMSS.
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October 3, 2012
It's October: Where are you in your ICD-10 transition plans? (PhysBizTech)
Article outlines a blueprint of ICD-10 preparation deadlines to help practices prepare.
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September 26, 2012
HIMSS' alphabet of questions to ask about ICD-10 risk assessment RFPs (Government HealthIT)
Article lists important RFP questions for practices to address during the ICD-10 assessment process.
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September 19, 2012
Four ICD-10-CM Documentation Tips (Radiology Today)
Article outlines four ICD-10 documentation tips for the code set's increased specificity.
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September 12, 2012
ICD-10 Preparation Goes Way Beyond HIM: Uncovering Hidden Nooks and Crannies of ICD-10 (Coding Compliance Blog)
Article examines how ICD-10 will effect three hidden operational areas in physician practices.
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September 5, 2012
ICD-10: Time to Get Serious (HealthData Management)
Article describes why the healthcare industry must make ICD-10 preparation a priority.
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August 29, 2012
New HHS rule targets HIPAA, standardization the goal (ICD-10 Watch)
Article outlines what the HHS ruling for health plan identifiers means for practices.
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August 22, 2012
On the Coding Radar: 3 Reasons Why Hospital CEOs Must Pay Attention to ICD-10 (Becker's)
Article describes three reasons why hospital CEOs must be prepared for the ICD-10 deadline.
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August 15, 2012
Value-added byproducts of a well executed ICD-10 project (Government HealthIT)
Article outlines steps to take before the ICD-10 deadline to help generate value-based byproducts.
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August 8, 2012
ICD-10 tips for the ICD-tender physician (PhysBizTech)
Article describes three ways physicians can make major ICD-10 improvement efforts.
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August 1, 2012
CMS offers practical tips for ICD-10 implementation (Government HealthIT)
Article outlines CMS' five practical tips for a smooth ICD-10 implementation.
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July 25, 2012
9 Downsides to ICD-10 (Government HealthIT)
Article outlines 9 things providers and patients need to be aware of before ICD-10.
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July 18, 2012
5 keys to a positive financial impact of ICD-10 (Healthcare Payer News)
Article discusses how to maintain posititve outcomes throughout ICD-10.
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July 11, 2012
5 potential ICD-10 related financial issues (Healthcare Finance News)
Article outlines five potential financial issues to prepare for with ICD-10.
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July 5, 2012
CMS releases 2013 update for ICD-10 and GEMs (ICD-10 Watch)
Article provides links to CMS's files outlining the 2013 ICD-10 PCS and GEM updates.
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June 25, 2012
ICD-10 Training: Staff will need to translate edits (ICD-10 Watch)
Article discusses the need for practices to focus on translating billing edits when training for ICD-10.
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June 20, 2012
HCCs and the ICD-10 Revolution: The transformation awaits for Medicare Parts C & D (ICD-10 Monitor)
Article examines how the HCCs classification system will transform with ICD-10 conversion.
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June 13, 2012
Physicians are key to ICD-10. Getting them on board might be easier than you think (Hospitals & Health Networks)
Article examines physicians' key role in successful ICD-10 implementation.
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June 4, 2012
AHIMA:Expect widespread effects of ICD-10 delay (Cardiovascular Business)
Article details possible implications ICD-10 will have on various sectors of the industry.
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May 22, 2012
Identifiers have tentative support among healthcare providers (ICD-10 Watch)
Article outlines how healthcare providers have responded to the proposed identifier rules.
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May 16, 2012
Lessons Learned from 5010: Heads Up to ICD-10 Implementers (HIMSS News)
Article discusses how lessons learned from 5010 implementation can be applied to ICD-10.
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May 7, 2012
ICD-10: Staggered implementation could alleviate discord (Healthcare Finance News)
Article outlines different organizations' reactions to possible ICD-10 delay.
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May 1, 2012
CMS, WEDI working out the HIPAA 5010 issues (ICD-10 Watch)
Article discusses resources for the HIPAA 5010 transition.
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April 23, 2012
What does the ICD-10 Delay Mean for ASCs? 5 Steps to Get on Track (Becker's ASC Review)
Article outlines steps practices can take to prepare for ICD-10.
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ICD-10 deadline proposal now available for comment (ICD-10 Watch)
Article outlines how organizations can comment on the proposed ICD-10 deadline.
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April 9, 2012
HHS proposes delaying ICD-10 deadline to Oct.1,2014 (Modern Healthcare)
Article announces the proposal to delay ICD-10 until Oct.1,2014.
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April 2, 2012
Hospital CIOs skeptical about ICD-10 benefits (Fierce Health IT)
Article summarizes recent industry survey about the possible ICD-10 delay.
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March 27, 2012
ICD-10 Timeline: An extension can help and hurt healthcare organizations (Government Health IT)
Article outlines the pros and cons of the possible ICD-10 implementation delay for providers.
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March 21, 2012
ICD-10 Training:Teaching medical coding is just part of the challenge, cost (ICD-10 Watch)
Article discusses the challenges of training staff during the ICD-10 transition.
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March 15, 2012
Enforcement on HIPAA 5010 delayed to June 30 (Healthcare IT News)
Article announces the new HIPAA 5010 enforcement deadline delay.
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March 9, 2012
A payer's advice on ICD-10 (Healthcare Payer News)
Article details why some payers will continue with plans for ICD-10 implementation.
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March 1, 2012
MGMA urges changes in ICD-10 implementation approach (FierceHealth IT)
Article details MGMA's recommendations for an updated ICD-10 implementation timeline.
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February 24, 2012
Hospital CIOs say stay the course with ICD-10 (FierceHealth IT)
Article summarizes the events of a CIO roundtable at HIMSS focused on ICD-10.
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February 22, 2012
Possible ICD-10 Delay Rankles IT Industry (MedPage Today)
Healthcare's IT leaders weigh in on the impact of delaying ICD-10.
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February 20, 2012
HIMSS12: On Physicians' Backlash to ICD-10 Compliance (Healthcare Informatics)
AHIMA's Sue Bowman gives her thoughts on physicians' issues with ICD-10 implementation.
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February 16, 2012
ICD-10 inches closer to delay, ICD-11 in the wings (Healthcare IT News)
Article discusses the merits of skipping ICD-10 in favor of ICD-11.
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February 16, 2012
HHS announces intent to delay ICD-10 compliance date (Health & Human Services)
Press release from HHS announces intent to delay ICD-10 implementation date.
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February 14, 2012
Pace of New Medical Coding Implementation To Be 'Re-Examined' (Wall Street Journal)
Blog focuses on CMS's statement they would re-examine the ICD-10 implementation timeline.
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February 7, 2012
ASC X12 tables new 6020 standards as providers slog through 5010 (FierceHealthIT)
Article discusses why the Accredited Standards Committee X12 will wait to determine when 6020 will be implemented.
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February 1, 2012
Stay On Course With ICD10 Plans, AHIMA Urges (InformationWeek)
Article details AHIMA's reasons for moving forward with ICD-10 as planned.
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January 24, 2012
HIPAA 5010: What's triggering denials and rejections (ICD-10 Watch)
Candid interview with Navicure's Ken Bradley focuses on the issues being seen after the transition to 5010.
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January 13, 2012
Feeling Better About ICD-10 (HealthLeaders)
Article reviews how the new code set will improve quality.
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January 10, 2012
Don't start ICD-10 implementation until you warn the staff it's coming (Government Health IT)
Article explains why you should warn your staff that you are implementing ICD-10.
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January 4, 2012
Survey: ICD-10, Administrative Costs Seen as Biggest Obstacles for Payor Executives (Becker's Hospital Review)
Article reviews HealthEdge's Payor Market Survey and the current issues executives are concerned with.
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December 30, 2011
5 trends that will shape ICD-10 implementation in 2012 (Government Health IT)
Article details current trends that will impact the implementation of ICD-10.
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December 22, 2011
ICD-10 Transition: Choose Your Partners Wisely (Becker's Hospital Review)
Article reviews why it is essential to pick the right partners to ensure a seamless transition.
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December 20, 2011
MGMA Calls for HIPAA 5010 Contingency Plan (Health Data Management)
Article examines why MGMA is calling for a contingency plan of at least six months for the transition to the HIPAA 5010 transaction sets.
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December 12, 2011
Practices get more time to switch to HIPAA 5010 (American Medical News)
Article reviews CMS's announcement about delaying enforcement of 5010.
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December 6, 2011
5 tips for 11th hour HIPAA 5010 compliance (Government Health IT)
Article looks at ways practices can prepare for the pending 5010 deadline.
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November 28, 2011
ICD-10: Here Comes Trouble (Health Data Management)
Article discusses the key hurdles to implementing ICD-10.
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November 21, 2011
Is ICD-10 More Important Than Meaningful Use? (InformationWeek)
Article addresses why CIOs should make ICD-10 a top priority in the coming years.
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November 17, 2011
CMS Grants a HIPAA 5010 Grace Period (Health Data Management)
Article details CMS's announced grace period for HIPAA 5010 implementation.
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November 10, 2011
Community Hospitals Move Forward With IT Despite Financial Issues (iHealthBeat)
Article explores why community hospitals continue with their IT plans even with a tight budget.
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November 4, 2011
ICD-10 Madness: Most Providers Aren't Ready (Information Week)
Article details the steps that will need to be taken for providers to be ready for ICD-10.
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November 1, 2011
ICD-10 Is No Laughing Matter, Duck Bites Aside (Medscape Today)
Article explains why medical organizations need to be taking ICD-10 more seriously.
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October 25, 2011
MGMA Urges HHS To Make Contingency Plan for HIPAA 5010 Shift (iHealthBeat)
Article recaps MGMA's recommendation that HHS issue a contigency plan that would allow health plans to adjudicate claims that may not have all of the required data for the 5010 format.
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October 20, 2011
4 Tips for Hospitals Preparing for HIPAA 5010 (Becker's Hospital Review)
Article provides short tips for preparing for 5010.
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October 14, 2011
Break the silos for successful ICD-10 transition (FierceHealthIT)
Article focuses on why providers, payers and vendors should work together to prepare for ICD-10.
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October 10, 2011
Late for HIPAA 5010 Compliance? There May be Hope (Health Data Management)
Article previews an educational session at MGMA's annual conference, which will focus on preparing for the transition to 5010.
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October 5, 2011
AHIMA Keynote Speaker Urges Providers To Push Forward on ICD-10 Shift (iHealthBeat)
Article recaps the keynote speech about the ICD-10 shift by a member of the World Health Congress during AHIMA.
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September 27, 2011
Healthcare Needs HIPAA E-Transactions Contingency Plan (InformationWeek)
Article reviews HIMSS' recommendation that medical organizations have a contigency plan in case they are not ready for HIPAA 5010.
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September 15, 2011
CMS puts on steam to meet 5010, ICD-10 deadlines (Fierce Health IT)
Article details new initiatives by CMS to meet both 5010 and ICD-10 deadlines.
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September 13, 2011
Walk Into a Lamppost? Hurt While Crocheting? Help Is on the Way (Wall Street Journal)
Article explains what the transition to ICD-10 will mean for patients.
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September 9, 2011
Hospitals put out 'Help Wanted' sign for IT personnel (Healthcare IT News)
Article details how 5010 and ICD-10 are impacting hospital hiring patterns.
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September 1, 2011
Lag in HIPAA 5010 Preparation Does Not Bode Well for ICD-10 (Becker's Hospital Review)
Article explores how lagging 5010 preparations may impact ICD-10 implementation plans.
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August 22, 2011
ICD-10: Why You Shouldn't Wait (Physicians Practice)
Article explains why it is critical to start planning for ICD-10 now.
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August 19, 2011
61 Percent of Health Care Organizations Increase IT Head Count: Report (eWeek)
Article provides details about why healthcare organizations are increasing IT staff.
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August 18, 2011
5010 national testing week begins Aug. 22 (Healthcare Finance News)
Online news brief explains the purpose of 5010 testing week.
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August 11, 2011
Providers "Refusing to Pay Attention" to ICD-10 Transition (Becker’s ASC Review)
Blog post details why ICD-10 is being pushed down the priority list for providers.
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August 10, 2011
CMS Urges Health Care Providers to Partake in HIPAA 5010 Testing Week (iHealthBeat)
Article discusses CMS's upcoming National Version 5010 Testing Day.
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July 26, 2011
ICD-10 Is Gonna Cost Me How Much? (HealthLeaders Media)
Article reviews recent studies about how much it will cost to implement ICD-10.
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July 26, 2011
CMS Announces National Version 5010 Testing Week (Healthcare POV)
Article details CMS' plan to host a 5010 Testing Week in August.
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July 15, 2011
ICD-10/5010 Implementation: Are You Ready? (Becker’s ASC Review)
Article looks at ways to ensure that you are ready for the pending transitions.
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July 8, 2011
HIPAA 5010 backup plan chant grows louder (Healthcare Payer News)
Article debates if providers and the federal goverment should devise contingency plans for HIPAA 5010.
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July 5, 2011
6 Tactics to Prepare for ICD-10 (Becker’s ASC Review)
Article provides some tips for preparing for ICD-10.
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June 27, 2011
HIPAA 5010: Why are practices behind schedule? (
Blog post looks at why many practices have not started preparing for 5010.
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June 22, 2011
ICD-10 Implementation: Getting your physicians on board (
Tips to encourage physicians to prepare for the ICD-10 transition.
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June 16, 2011
Docs face problems as they fall behind on HIPAA 5010 (Healthcare IT News)
A recent MGMA survey shows that many practices are not ready for the 5010 conversion.
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June 14, 2011
CMS Issues Hints for Crosswalking ICD-9/ICD-10 Codes (Becker’s ASC Review)
Online feature discusses CMS's latest newsletter.
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June 1, 2011
June 15 Is National Testing Day for 5010 Transaction Standards (AAFP News Now)
This news brief discusses the importance of 5010 testing.
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May 31, 2011
CMS schedules dry run of 5010 electronic readiness (AMA News)
News brief discusses recent government actions around testing for 5010
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May 30, 2011
HIMSS Introduces ICD-10 PlayBook and G7 Advisory Report (FierceHeatlhcare)
HIMSS released a playbook for ICD-10 to help ease the transition for many organizations.
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May 24, 2011
How Big a Challenge is ICD-10? Ankle Sprain = 72 Codes (Health Data Management)
News brief discusses the huge jup in number of codes from ICD-9 to ICD-10.
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May 13, 2011
Medicare FFS Call on HIPAA 5010 - Call to Action: Test! (CMS)
Register for the next CMS national conference call on HIPAA 5010.
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May 10, 2011
Readers Respond: Productivity should return after ICD-10 compliance (
Blogger details why and how productivity will return to normal levels after ICD-10 is implemented.
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May 1, 2011
Overcoming ICD-10 Hurdles (Health Data management)
Feature story looks at strategies to preparing for ICD-10.
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April 27, 2011
CMS details upcoming ICD-10 call (
CMS releases details and specifics about an upcoming call regarding the transition.
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April 19, 2011
“The Deadlines Are Not Changing” (Journal of AHIMA)
Industry experts state that the deadline for ICD-10 compliance will not be extended.
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April 6, 2011
When Have Physician Groups Scheduled Time To Begin Internal HIPAA 5010 Testing? (iHealthBeat)
56% of physicians have not started testing for 5010 yet and more information about the transition.
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April 1, 2011
‘Bone’ Up on Your Anatomy and Physiology for ICD-10 (For the Record)
AAPC official writes that phsyicians should review antatomy and physiology before the ICD-10 deadline.
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March 13, 2011
CMS to survey 5010, ICD-10 readiness (CMIO)
CMS requests funds to test for 5010 compliance.
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March 3, 2011
ICD-10-CM: Out with the Old, In with the New (Becker’s ASC Review)
A quick look at the changes that will occur once the ICD-10 transition is complete.
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March 2, 2011
2011 HIMSS Leadership Survey (HIMSS)
The 22nd annual survey of senior IT Executives reports that the ICD-10 conversion is at the top of their to-do list.
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March 1, 2011
Prepare now for ICD-10, much work to be done before deadline (HealthLeaders)
The author details steps that need to be taken before the Oct. 1, 2013 deadline.
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Feb. 25, 2011
Coordination and Maintenance to Discuss Final I-9/I-10 Full Updates (AAPC)
The last National Committee for Vital Health Statistics meeting to address regular, full updates for both ICD-9 and ICD-10 code sets will take place March 9-10 at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid.
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Feb. 23, 2011
Students and ICD-10 (ADVANCE for Health Information Professionals)
This is a synopsis about how students should prepare for the pending ICD-10 transition.
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Feb. 22, 2011
ICD-10: Challenging road, promising results (Healthcare IT News)
This article provides an overview of a HIMSS11 session titled “Conversion Countdown: Jumpstart Your ICD-10 Project, Minimize Disruptions.”
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Feb. 18, 2011

One-on-One With HIMSS CEO H. Stephen Lieber: Political Uncertainty No Reason to Lose Momentum
Feature story on the themes of HIMSS 2011 from CEO Stephen Lieber’s point of view.
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Feb. 17, 2011
ICD-10 Fact and Fiction (ADVANCE Web)
It is important to know what is true and what is false about the ICD-10 conversion.
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Feb. 1, 2011

Survey: One-third of health organizations not ready for HIPAA 5010 (Healthcare IT News)
A recent HIMSS survey shows that one-third of hospitals are not ready for the 5010 conversion.
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Jan. 4, 2011

Concern persists for HIPAA 5010, ICD-10 non-compliance fines (Healthcare Finance News)
The industry is beginning to worry about possible fines for organizations that fail to comply with HIPAA 5010 or ICD-10.
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