HHS Announces Intent to Delay ICD-10 Compliance Date

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen G. Sebelius announced late today that HHS will initiate the rulemaking process to postpone the compliance deadline for implementation of ICD-10-CM/PCS. The statement did not contain any indication of a new deadline or when the rulemaking process would begin. HHS’s statement follows on remarks yesterday by CMS acting administrator Marilyn Tavenner that CMS would “reexamine the pace” of the...

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CMS Will “Re-examine the Pace” of ICD-10 Implementation

CMS is willing to “re-examine the pace” of the ICD-10 implementation, CMS Acting Administrator Marilyn Tavenner told attendees at the American Medical Association’s National Advocacy Conference.

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RAC Take Backs Accelerate in FY 2012

Recovery of Medicare overpayments picked up dramatically in the first quarter of the new federal fiscal year. Recovery audit contactors took back $397.8 million in Medicare overpayments in the three-month period ending December 31, 2011, according to new data released by CMS. That figure represents half of the total overpayments RACs collected in the entire 2011 fiscal year ($797.4 million). The Q1 collection data has not been...

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2012 Consulting and Outsourcing Services Guide

The 2012 Consulting and Outsourcing Services Guide was published in the February 2012 print issue of the Journal of AHIMA. This special advertising section is published annually by AHIMA to promote health information management consulting and outsourcing services.

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Bridging the Gap on CDI

In 2009 NYPHS senior leadership challenged its quality implementation team to identify innovative and cost-effective approaches to provide education, promote collaboration through best practice sharing, and provide data benchmarking support to system hospitals in an attempt to optimize coding accuracy for both quality metrics and reimbursement.

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