By Michael Stearns, MD, CPC, CFPC, and Richard Loomis, MD, CPC: This article will discuss and provide examples of how ICD-10 benefits clinical medicine by providing clinicians with accurate information during physician-patient interactions, when it most needed.
A new bill has been introduced into the US House of Representatives that calls for a required ICD-10 transition period following the code set’s implementation on October 1.
Healthcare professionals that work with coded data on a daily basis were well represented in the US House of Representatives’ Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health hearing, titled “Examining ICD-10 Implementation,” which took place Wednesday morning in Washington, DC.
New research finds that ICD-10-CM/PCS implementation expenditures for small physician offices medical to be drastically lower than previous estimates.
The panelists for a multistakeholder congressional hearing on ICD-10-CM/PCS implementation on Wednesday has been released, including a representative from AHIMA. The hearing follows the release of a Government Accountability Office report that CMS is prepared for ICD-10 and has conducted sufficient outreach to the healthcare community.