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.
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.
By Rod Baird – Each year, since 2012, CMS sends large medical groups the annual Quality Score Card for the prior year. Starting this year, every group that billed Medicare Part B during 2014 has a report available. If your group hasn’t downloaded its report, CMS provides links.
By Crystal Ewing – Now that ICD-10 is here, we can finally set aside the lingering debate about whether the change would occur in our lifetimes—or ever. We can begin to see the pay-off of months and years of training and preparation.
By Ken Edwards – Under ICD-10, every claim filed with a payer will contain significant–and significantly more detailed–information about the true health of the patient. In aggregate, claims data will paint a richer, more complete picture of the patient’s story.
On July 7th, CMS issued a letter to providers emphasizing the importance of readiness for ICD-10, stating the Medicare claim processing system will no longer have the capability to accept ICD-9 codes after Sept. 30, 2015 or accept claims with both ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes.
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