If you've ever been on the billing and coding side of a medical practice, chances are you've heard a version of this question: "what do we call this for billing?" On the other hand, during peer-to-peer conversations, healthcare practitioners seem to explain clinical scenarios very well. What happens in this daily process that converts such a detailed description into something like "unspecified abdominal pain”?
We decided to dig a little deeper into the forces behind the transition to ICD-10. Not surprisingly, one of the largest proponents of the new codes were government organizations. However, non-governmental organizations like insurance companies, patient advocacy groups, and health information technology associations also played a large role in the shift. Let's take a look.
Earlier this year we launched our ICD-10 Training Lab, a suite of tools designed to help you prepare for the transition to ICD-10. Now with the transition behind us, we’ve decided to refocus our efforts into making improvements to the ICD-10 code lookup tool in order to provide you with an even better user experience.
Hey guys! Last Friday, we presented a webinar covering the final checklist for ICD-10 Preparation. We ended the webinar with a quick survey about attitudes toward ICD-10, and although the sample size was a little smaller than our annual ICD-10 survey from earlier this year, we think the results are pretty cool and wanted to share them with you today.
With the transition to ICD-10 just a few months away, making sure you're ready for the October 1 deadline is more important than ever.
This video is the second in a series of training videos produced by NueMD and Capture Billing. The previous video introduced the basics of ICD-10 while this and future videos in the series will take a closer look at topics like how to format ICD-10 codes and why it’s important to learn about anatomy and physiology to successfully code with ICD-10.
With the transition to ICD-10 just a few months away, many healthcare professionals are still stressing over whether or not they’ll actually be ready by Oct. 1 – especially those in small practices.
Last month we conducted a survey of 1,000 healthcare professionals to gauge just how stressed they were about the transition and to see where they stood in terms of preparedness. When we asked respondents if they felt confident they would be adequately trained by the Oct. 1 deadline, only 11 percent say they are “highly confident.” And with less than six months to go, that’s a little concerning.
With the transition to ICD-10 officially delayed until October 2015, it's important to make use of the extra time before the switch. But unlike many other resources you'll find, we've done something a little bit different.
It's no secret that learning about ICD-10 can be less than exciting, so we've done our best to make light of the situation by creating videos and interactive quizzes that are both entertaining and educational.
Let’s imagine you’re watching a re-run of Law and Order, and you’re following along with how the investigation and proceedings take place. The key that makes or breaks each case is… you guessed it – evidence. The quality and quantity of the evidence, how well the story fits the evidence, and where the evidence leads paints a strong picture of what may or may not have happened.