ICD-10 Archive

ICD-10: The Disaster Hoax

With the ICD-10 implementation deadline looming around, most people conceive the idea as a serious threat or potential disaster for the healthcare industry. The perspective predominantly prevalent is that of the concept promoting ICD-10 as a very serious challenge to the physicians, practices and hospitals. No doubt it is a challenge from a psychological stand

The Road to ICD-transition

While the federal compliance date for ICD-10 has been extended to October 1, 2014, the complexity and time commitment necessary for its successful implementation still remain daunting. The ICD-10 transition would introduce 68,000 new diagnosis codes and approximately 72,000 new procedure codes. Adopting and integrating these new codes within their practice’s workflow will be quite challenging

Long Term Planning for Practices- ICD-10

What better time than the beginning of the new year to plan for events far out in the future. One such event for your practice may be planning for the implementation of the ICD-10 code series set to be implemented by October 1, 2014. Below are some brief tips on how to plan: Identify the

ICD-10 Info Series – Part 1

An old saying goes that “laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made.”  The decision to transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is no exception to this saying and most likely the finished product will not be appetizing to most healthcare providers