VA Coding Pilot Yields Enlightening Coder Productivity Results

A Veterans Health Administration (VHA) coding pilot study brought to light surprising results related to ambulatory and inpatient coding productivity, researchers said during a Tuesday afternoon session at AHIMA’s ICD-10-CM/PCS and Computer-Assisted Coding Summit.

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CMS Official: Medicaid is ICD-10-Ready

Despite rumors to the contrary, Medicaid is, and has been, ready for the implementation of ICD-10, according to a federal Medicaid official who spoke Tuesday at AHIMA’s ICD-10-CM/PCS and CAC Summit.

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2014 ICD-10/CAC Summit Coverage

Review major news and insights coming out of AHIMA’s ICD-10-CM/PCS and Computer-Assisted Coding Summit, held April 22-23 in Washington, DC.

For easy access to all web stories related to the summit, simply click on the “ICD-10/CAC Summit” category tag or navigate from the list in this post.

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ICD-10/CAC Summit Speakers Discuss Thoughts on Industry Readiness

Although only six months separates AHIMA’s ICD-10 2014 ICD-10-CM/PCS and Computer-Assisted Coding (CAC) Summit and the code set’s go-live date, Summit attendees still have time to get advice on the transition from the industry’s top experts.

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CMS Updates Summit on ICD-10 Progress

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is on track with the implementation of ICD-10, and no further delays should be expected. That was the message in the “CMS ICD-10 Report on State of the Union” presentation delivered Wednesday by Denise M. Buenning, BA, MsM, deputy director for Office of E-Health Standards and Services at CMS at the 2013 AHIMA ICD-10-CM/PCS and Computer-Assisted Coding Summit, taking place in Baltimore, MD this week.

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Financial Impact, Documentation Linked for ICD-10 Transition

Although many find ICD-10-CM/PCS implementation to be an overwhelming process, analyzing the financial impact of ICD-10-CM/PCS should not be frightening. In Tuesday’s “Frightening Scenario or Manageable Change? Determining the Realistic Reimbursement Impact of ICD-10 on MS-DRGs and APR-DRGs” session at the 2013 AHIMA ICD-10-CM/PCS and Computer-Assisted Coding Summit, taking place in Baltimore, MD this week, a panel of presenters reviewed the translation method that assisted John Hopkins Health System (under APR-DRGs) and Sibley Memorial Hospital (under MS-DRGs) to identify product lines that represent their greatest exposure under ICD-10-CM/PCS.

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