The Value of ICD-10 at the Point of Care

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.

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New House Bill Calls for ICD-10 Transition Period, But Not a Delay
May13

New House Bill Calls for ICD-10 Transition Period, But Not a Delay

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.

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ICD-10 Congressional Hearing Panelists Debate Implementation Myths, Industry Impact, and Readiness
Feb11

ICD-10 Congressional Hearing Panelists Debate Implementation Myths, Industry Impact, and Readiness

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.

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Survey Examines ICD-10 Implementation Costs in Small Physician Offices

New research finds that ICD-10-CM/PCS implementation expenditures for small physician offices medical to be drastically lower than previous estimates.

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List of ICD-10 Hearing Panelists Released; GAO Gives CMS High Marks for ICD-10 Prep
Feb09

List of ICD-10 Hearing Panelists Released; GAO Gives CMS High Marks for ICD-10 Prep

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.

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