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CMS may be reconsidering its original stance on end-to-end testing for ICD-10

When the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) initially announced that it had no intention to run end-to-end testing with providers, many in the healthcare industry were shocked. Considering the struggles providers are experiencing with electronic health record software and ICD-10 codes, it was hard not to take CMS' self-confidence personally.

The Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) was just one organization that made its feelings about the CMS decision public. [cont...]

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Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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ICD-10 and clinical documentation: From EHR to claims, better documentation offers better revenue

At the recent American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Convention and Exhibit in Atlanta, different educational sessions and presentations stressed the importance of accurate and useful documentation for ICD-10 coding. [cont...]

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Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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AHIMA 2013 kicks off with a focus on ICD-10

Lately, any news about ICD-10 seems to be bad news as studies and surveys show providers aren't prepared for the new code set. With implementation less than a year away, many providers are struggling to keep up with the timelines set out by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which have large practices beginning external testing by November at the latest. [cont...]

Kevin McCarthy's picture

Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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What providers can do right now to ensure ICD-10 preparedness

With ICD-10 implementation less than a year away, most providers are suddenly facing the reality of the imminent deadline. The real test won't arrive until Oct. 1, 2014,but providers should do all they can to ready themselves now. According to EHRIntelligence, most providers have the data they need to make an educated guess about how ICD-10 will impact them financially - and information is power. [cont...]

Kevin McCarthy's picture

Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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The ICD-10 countdown begins: New codes are less than a year away

On Oct. 1, 2013, doctors were likely keeping an eye on the massive federal government shutdown and wondering what the impact on health IT might be. With all the questions and speculation swirling, it is likely that plenty of providers forgot that that day was also the originally proposed start date for ICD-10 implementation. After the new code set was pushed back exactly one year to Oct. 1, 2014, most providers pushed the ICD-10 out of their minds, choosing to focus on Meaningful Use and EHR software adoption. [cont...]

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Blake LeGate

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Blake is a NueMD Sales Representative for Nuesoft Technologies. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism and mass communications from the University of Georgia, and an MBA from Berry College. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, movies, and watching the Georgia Bulldogs.

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Everything doctors need for ICD-10 preparation in 6 steps

For many healthcare providers, Oct. 1, 2013, is likely to be a wakeup call. This date, which was the original implementation deadline for ICD-10 before the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) pushed it back, marks the 365-day countdown to one of the most significant health IT changes yet. [cont...]

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Blake LeGate

Sales Representative

Blake is a NueMD Sales Representative for Nuesoft Technologies. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism and mass communications from the University of Georgia, and an MBA from Berry College. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, movies, and watching the Georgia Bulldogs.

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Prepare coders for the changes and challenges of ICD-10 integration

According to EHRIntelligence, ICD-10 will impact three major areas of healthcare. First, there are the physicians, who document patient records and diagnose. Then, there is the claims submission and adjudication process. Finally, acting as the connective fiber between these two stages, there are the medical coders. As doctors know well, the ICD-10 transition will impact all industry professionals, but as the news source noted, coders will be the ones who need to reinvent themselves professionally.  [cont...]

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Blake LeGate

Sales Representative

Blake is a NueMD Sales Representative for Nuesoft Technologies. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism and mass communications from the University of Georgia, and an MBA from Berry College. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, movies, and watching the Georgia Bulldogs.

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The importance of moving step by step with health IT in 2014

The coming year is an overwhelming one for healthcare providers. Not only does Stage 2 Meaningful Use begin on Jan. 1, 2014, the upcoming ICD-10 conversion in October 2014 is also looming over healthcare providers. And according to a new survey from QualiTest Group, an American pharmaceutical company, more than 75 percent of providers are not even in the ICD-10 testing phase yet. [cont...]

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Blake LeGate

Sales Representative

Blake is a NueMD Sales Representative for Nuesoft Technologies. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism and mass communications from the University of Georgia, and an MBA from Berry College. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, movies, and watching the Georgia Bulldogs.

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CMS says there will be no more ICD-10 delays

On Aug. 22, 2013, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) discussed how coding will work with new diagnosis and produce standards in the ICD-10 on a National Provider Call. But many news outlets focused on a much smaller point made by CMS Senior Technical Advisor Pat Brooks: The ICD-10 implementation date will not be delayed from Oct. 1, 2014. [cont...]

Blake LeGate's picture

Blake LeGate

Sales Representative

Blake is a NueMD Sales Representative for Nuesoft Technologies. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism and mass communications from the University of Georgia, and an MBA from Berry College. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, movies, and watching the Georgia Bulldogs.

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Catch up with CMS ICD-10 timelines for all-sized practices

In March 2013, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a collection of timelines for small, medium and large physician practices preparing for the new ICD-10 code set. According to the timelines, providers of all practice sizes should have been wrapping up their planning phases by the end of March, having assembled a project team, secured a budget and created a plan of action, while seeking out medical coding software. [cont...]

Blake LeGate's picture

Blake LeGate

Sales Representative

Blake is a NueMD Sales Representative for Nuesoft Technologies. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism and mass communications from the University of Georgia, and an MBA from Berry College. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, movies, and watching the Georgia Bulldogs.

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