UnitedHealthcare and the AMA are collaborating to understand and address the social barriers preventing people’s access to better health. The AMA is excited to work with UnitedHealthcare through the continuing efforts of our Integrated Health Model Initiative (IHMI).
By Sharon Nichols – Everyone remembers the anxiety surrounding the finalized transition to ICD-10 in 2015, and while ICD-10 Monitor notes that the volume of changes is slowing, the 2019 Spine Surgery coding changes are significant.
By Betty Schulte – All HIM leaders know that coding quality audits are critical. We can all agree the consequences of substandard coding – lost revenue, increased denials, and greater compliance risk – make the development of a comprehensive coding audit program a priority for healthcare providers of all sizes.
By Kimberly Zapf – It’s that time of year again! Time for the ICD-10 CM code updates. The new codes will go into effect with 10/1/17 discharges. There are over 800 changes this year in ICD-10 CM alone!
In the ICD-9 era, there were universally accepted benchmarks to measure coding professionals’ productivity. Now, more than 18 months after the ICD-10 implementation date, the challenge is to do the same for the new coding system.
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 an educational issue brief regarding the 2017 ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for coding.
On October 1, 2015, the U.S. health care system transitioned to ICD-10. One year later, CMS remains committed to helping you maintain your ICD-10 progress.
By Toshya Griffin – Although the ICD-10 transition officially went into effect last year on October 1st, 2015, a grace period was put into place by CMS. October 1, 2016, will mark the end of a one-year grace period.
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