CMS: ICD-10 Implementation Guidance Coming ‘Very Soon’

Rumors that federal health officials might make an announcement about the new ICD-10-CM/PCS implementation date at AHIMA’s ICD-10-CM/PCS and CAC Summit were addressed when Denise Buenning, MsM, acting deputy director, office of e-health standards and services at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), capped off the summit with her closing presentation Wednesday afternoon.

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Health Plans At Odds with Providers Over Patient Data Standards

Insurance companies are expressing opposition to a proposed rule mandating uniformity in the way that payers handle patient data.

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Senate to Vote on ICD-10 Delay Bill Monday

The Senate has formally scheduled discussion and will vote on a bill that includes language delaying ICD-10-CM/PCS implementation until at least October 1, 2015. AHIMA has put out a call to members and other stakeholders to contact their senators and tell them to vote against the SGR bill and not delay ICD-10.

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CMS Announces Limited ICD-10 Claims Testing

News that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will offer a rigorous, four-pronged approached to ICD-10-CM/PCS preparedness and claims testing for fee-for-service providers was welcomed by panelists at a federal health subcommittee hearing Wednesday.

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Avoiding Liability for Business Associates’ Breaches: Rule Changes Overview

This three-part article series takes a look at changes to the business associate relationship required by the HITECH Act Omnibus Final Rule and provides guidance on how to avoid breaches.

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