Where to devote ICD-10 training resources

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We are finding that providers across the board are asking the same question: How should we prepare for the ICD-10 implementation deadline? There are several different items that need to be in place in order to help pave the way for a smooth transition. However, it is important that practices start with the basics. First… Read more »

MediPro, Inc. Offers Attendance to McKesson Hosted ICD-10 Webinar

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Kennesaw, GA— MediPro, Inc. is offering clients who purchase Lytec 2014 an opportunity to attend a virtual ICD-10 Best Practices and Readiness seminar. There are approximately 17,000 codes with ICD-9. Comparatively, there will be about 140,000 codes with the implementation of ICD-10 and will take a physician’s office 70 to 80 hours of training to… Read more »

Eligible Professional's Guide to Stage 2 of the EHR Incentive Program

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>> Click here to view a CMS created guide for Eligible Professionals planning to attest for Stage 2 of the EHR Incentive Program. How to use this guide: This guide is intended to provide eligible professionals (EPs) with an overview of Stage 2 of Meaningful Use. The guide discusses changes to Meaningful Use objectives and to Clinical… Read more »

MediPro, Inc. Offers New User Community

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For Immediate Release: Kennesaw, GA – MediPro, Inc. has recently made the switch to a new forum which offers a convenient way for clients to stay connected to their software, each other and MediPro staff. The new MediPro Community replaces the previous User Forum. The Community gives MediPro the capability to deliver urgent messages and downloadable… Read more »

CMS-1500 Claim Form Updates: Medicare to Accept Revised Form Starting January 2014

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September 5, 2013: From the CMS Newsletter The CMS-1500 Claim Form has been recently revised with changes including those to more adequately support the use of the ICD-10 diagnosis code set. The revised CMS-1500 form (version 02/12) will replace version 08/05. The revised form will give providers the ability to indicate whether they are using ICD-9… Read more »

ICD-10-CM/PCS Myths and Facts

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Confused about ICD-10? Get the facts here: (and HERE in our ICD-10 library) MYTH: ICD-10-CM/PCS implementation planning should be undertaken with the assumption that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will grant an extension beyond the October 1, 2014 compliance date. FACT: All Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)-covered entities must implement the new code sets… Read more »

ICD-10: Who Needs To Be Educated?

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Excerpt taken from McKesson White Paper A McKesson perspective: Preparing for ICD-10-CM/PCS Whether you are a provider of care or a payer that reimburses for care, you already should be preparing your organization for the ICD-10 conversion. You need to educate almost everyone in your organization including: Coders on the expanded code set, medical terminology… Read more »

ICD-10 Basics for Medical Practices (cms.gov)

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The switch to ICD-10 may seem far in the future but don’t let it sneak up on you. Prepare now to avoid panic before the deadline hits! 1. Identify your current systems and work processes that use ICD-9 codes 2. Talk with your practice management system vendor about accommodations for ICD-10 codes 3. Discuss implementation… Read more »