Medicare Has ICD-10 Accommodation Period, But What About Others…?

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In early July, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services struck a deal with the American Medical Association in which CMS agreed to a one-year Medicare payment accommodation period after the ICD-10 October 1 compliance date in which claims incorrectly coded would be paid as long as they are coded in the appropriate family of… Read more »

Less than 50 days

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Over the past few weeks, MediPro, Inc. has received an influx of calls and inquiries regarding ICD-10.  We certainly understand this is a large scale transition and it affects everyone in the healthcare industry.  Part of our mission is to educate MediPro customers with the latest news, tools, and resources to help with practice readiness… Read more »

Clarifying Questions and Answers Related to the July 6, 2015 CMS/AMA Joint Announcement and Guidance Regarding ICD-10 Flexibilities – UPDATE

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As circulated by CMS on 7/31/15: On July 6, 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the American Medical Association (AMA) released a joint statement about their efforts to help the provider community get ready for ICD-10. This statement included guidance from CMS that allows for flexibility in the claims auditing and… Read more »

Medicare ICD-10 Provisions

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A Word of Caution   Per the announcement made on July 6, 2015, CMS and AMA have instituted Medicare ICD-10 provisions to help providers with the transition. However, with the October 1st transition date less than 70 days away, practices would be remiss to rely on these provisions as rationale for stalling their preparation efforts. While the… Read more »

8 Signs Your Practice Management Software is Outdated

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Are you concerned that your practice management software is outdated? If so, you’re not alone. A 2014 survey conducted by Software Advice has concluded that 63 percent of the medical practices that are already using practice management software are looking to buy new software this year. Not sure if it’s time to trade in your… Read more »

New MLN Connects Video Slideshow

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The video slideshow from the 11/05/14 MLN Connects™ Call on Transitioning to ICD-10 is now available. The written transcript and audio recording are also available on the November 5 call web page. You may also be interested in a new MLN Connects video slideshow on Coding for ICD-10-CM: More of the Basics, presented by Sue Bowman… Read more »

New CMS MLN Connects ICD-10 Video

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Source: CMS News Updates In this MLN Connects™ video on Coding for ICD-10-CM: More of the Basics, Sue Bowman from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and Nelly Leon-Chisen from the American Hospital Association (AHA) provide a basic introduction to ICD-10-CM coding. The objective of this video is to enhance viewers’ understanding of the… Read more »

Learn More about Clinical Documentation Improvement to Support ICD-10 Readiness

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With less than one year until the October 1, 2015, ICD-10 compliance date, now is the time to focus on clinical documentation improvement (CDI). ICD-10 offers greater specificity than ICD-9, allowing documentation to be translated into an accurate and clear clinical picture. Find out how to be sure that your documentation practices are ready for… Read more »

Earn CME/CE Credits for ICD-10 Learning Modules

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  The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released three new resources to help small physician practices prepare for ICD-10. These resources also provide continuing medical education (CME) and continuing education (CE) credits to health care professionals who complete the learning modules, and anyone who takes them will earn a certificate of completion…. Read more »

How to Use the ICD-10 Delay to Your Advantage

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The new ICD-10 compliance date is October 1, 2015, but you won’t want to procrastinate. Use the ICD-10 delay to your advantage, leveraging the extra time you’ve been afforded to ensure success in your transition. Revisit Your Overarching Transition Plan Anytime you need to transition from a familiar code set to another you will encounter… Read more »