ZirMed Announces Successful End-to-End ICD-10 Testing Results

ZirMed®, the premier cloud-based enterprise financial and clinicalperformance solution for healthcare, announced results from its latest ICD-10 end-to-end testing efforts. After surveying its clients, ZirMed found overall that those who have started testing have gainedconfidence in their ICD-10 coding strategy and found additional areas for testing in 2015.

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Mounting Efforts to Delay ICD-10 Go Down Swinging

By Chuck Buck – Despite a significant lobbying effort mounted by a small but very vocal minority within the healthcare industry, the implementation of ICD-10 is expected to proceed without further delay. The failed push marked a third attempt to delay the Oct. 1, 2015 ICD-10 implementation deadline well into 2017.

New Report Indicates ICD-10 Delay Has Hurt Provider Readiness

The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI), has released its findings from a August 2014 ICD-10 Industry Readiness Survey. WEDI has been conducting ICD-10 readiness surveys since 2009. The surveys measure industry progress and help identify where providers may be struggling with compliance.

The Greater Good and ICD-10

By Rosann M. O’Dell – In May of 1990, the 43rd World Health Assembly of the World Health Organization endorsed the International Classification of Diseases 10th Revision (ICD-10) and recommended it for international use.

Coalition for ICD-10 Responds to AMA

In his recent speech to the AMA House of Delegates, AMA president Dr. Robert Wah characterized the planned implementation of ICD-10 as analogous to the dark forces controlling the galaxy in the movie Star Wars: “If it was a droid, ICD-10 would serve Darth Vader… For more than a decade, the AMA kept ICD-10 at bay – and we want to freeze it in carbonite!”