By Dr. Seth Flam – The risk adjustment rules insist that each new calendar year, diseases and their correlated ICD codes from the previous year, be properly recorded in the current year, when clinically suitable. You may think it common practice that providers would just redocument….Read More
To streamline your access to resources, CMS has merged all up-to-date content from our Road to 10 website to our main ICD-10 site, cms.gov/ICD10. We’re now phasing out the Road to 10 site, with an anticipated completion date of April 3.
Update: January 20, 2017 – My Dad, Dr. Robert Mullin, Retired USN Captain passed away this past month. Our final salute to him was this past weekend. I was honored to see so many people he has worked with over the years from 3M.
In response to feedback and in recognition of the large volume of changes introduced into ICD-10 in FY 2017, the CMS and the NLM will update all impacted electronic clinical quality measure value sets for the 2017 performance period.
On October 1, 2016, new ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS code sets went into effect. Updating of these codes traditionally occurs on an annual basis, however, there was an extended freeze to code updates to support a smooth transition.
WEDI, the nation’s leading authority on the use of health IT to create efficiencies in healthcare information exchange, announced the release of its findings from its March 2016 ICD-10 post-implementation survey. In the May 2 letter to the Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary, WEDI shared survey results and an analysis of the responses on the ICD-10 transition following the Oct. 1, 2015 implementation.
CMS released a new infographic based on the Next Steps Toolkit to help you analyze your ICD-10 progress. By developing a feedback system, you can improve the accuracy of your clinical documentation and code selection, check for any systems issues, and resolve system problems with payers. Today, we will explore how to address your findings.
2015 was a critical year in the revenue cycle management space, presenting challenges for many providers looking to keep their bottom line above the red. We were there to cover it all in RCM Answers first year, thanks to ZirMed’s sponsorship and support of this site.
Day 8 of our 12 Days of Christmas Posts sees us milking the industry’s focus on revenue cycle management. The biggest RCM challenges of the year left some providers “udderly” besides themselves.