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A healthcare system partnered with GeBBS Healthcare Solutions to assist with coding documentation and validation review services, increasing their overall reimbursement by 5% and reducing rebills by 9%. Client: A healthcare system located in Florida partnered with GeBBS Healthcare Solutions to assist with coding documentation and validation review services, increasing ...Read More
October 1st is almost here.  Here is a quick checklist to ensure you are ready: Have you identified the top ICD-9 diagnoses and trained appropriate staff on the corresponding ICD-10 coding for billing and clinical documentation? Have you reviewed current clinical documentation and identified gaps for ICD-10 requirements? Have you ...Read More
If you are getting a late start on ICD-10 preparation, don’t worry; there are still cost-effective and viable solutions that can help you meet the October 1 deadline – outsourcing and technology. The transition to ICD-10 will have a tremendous impact on your organization and its revenue stream. If you ...Read More
October 1 is just around the corner. There is no other way to express it. Are you ready?  Training to ensure you are ready for ICD-10 is the most critical factor in preparation. You should determine your staff’s training needs based on their individual roles within your organization. Staff members ...Read More
The switch to ICD-10 is delayed, but not abated. With the new implementation date of October 1, 2015 will your organization be ready for the best possible transition? The best place to start is by analyzing your clinical documentation improvement (CDI) program to determine the quality of documentation. Consider using you ...Read More
For all the negative press ICD-10 has gotten over the past few years, it has the potential to have a tremendously positive impact on the quality of patient care. The new system will require more accurate clinical documentation, increase the amount of data collected, improve quality measurements, streamline claims processing, ...Read More
The delay in ICD-10 adoption has left industry leaders in a land of uncertainty. It is now a month later and the health care circuit remains abuzz with the billion dollar question: Do we proceed with our project plan, or do we discontinue our efforts? The answer lies somewhere in ...Read More
Thank you, Yogi; it’s happened again – Another ICD-10 Delay Last year, at least, we knew who was behind the delayed implementation date – CMS. As of yesterday, no organization or lobbying group had come forward to take responsibility for slipping a one sentence addendum into a much larger bill. ...Read More
In a recent Modern Healthcare article, long-time IT editor, Joseph Conn, predicted a “rocky” ICD-10 roll-out according to a survey conducted by the magazine. Even though the majority of respondents were optimistic, chaos is the predicted descriptor of the Oct. 1 deadline for nationwide conversion to the ICD-10 codes, according ...Read More
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, it is October 1, 2015 and new HOPE has come about. We have come through a period of civil strife; rebel space ships -- forcing a complete change to our coding system -- have ceased to strike from hidden bases. ...Read More
The healthcare industry is justifiably apprehensive about the impending transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10. Between claim denials from incorrect coding and coders taking more time to deal with the new system, billing is more than likely to slow down considerably. However, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) officials are ...Read More
The American Hospital Association (AHA) Central Office director of coding and classification Nelly Leon-Chisen, RHIA, has authored the 2014 edition of the ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS Coding Handbook, which was published recently and is now available. The new 2014 Handbook follows the popular Faye Brown edition style. Key features include Coding ...Read More
Seldom has any mandate or compliance regulation had the potential to disrupt, so severely, the revenue stream of almost every healthcare provider. The transition to ICD-10 is going to require one of the most intense and longest learning curves in the history of U.S. healthcare. As everyone is aware, proper ...Read More
It is highly unlikely you will be hit by a sea lion – new ICD-10 code W5612XA, but it’s a sure thing your revenue stream will take a devastating blow if you are not fully prepared for the transition to the new ICD-10 coding set. The code mentioned in the ...Read More
Key Questions to Ask The transition to ICD-10 is going to be a monumental task.  In our opinion, almost no healthcare organization will be able to reach ICD-10 compliance without help from healthcare technology vendors. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) sent out a list of questions that ...Read More
The October 1, 2014 ICD-10 implementation date is just around the corner. This will be one of the most comprehensive projects healthcare has ever faced with far-reaching impacts throughout our delivery system. Here are our Top 5 Reasons why ICD-10 does matter. 1.    ICD-10 will have a positive impact on ...Read More
On October 1st, 2014, the official use of and mandatory transition into ICD-10 in the United States will commence. In addition, it will be split into two systems: ICD-10-Clinical Modifications (CM) (a system that uses unique alphanumeric category classifications for the first time, includes more than 68,000 diagnostic codes, and ...Read More