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Managing ICD-10 conversion for Your Medical Practice

Harold Gibson

Your specialty medical practice’s coding usage will soon morph from several hundred of your most commonly used codes to seemingly thousands overnight, thanks to the ICD-10 code changes that must be in place by October 1st, 2015. While adding 68,000 codes may be stretching things a bit for most practices, your coders will have a lot more work ahead as they will need to choose the modifiers, as well as the specifics about cause, frequency of occurrence, and more.

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Medicare Offers ICD-10 Accommodations, but Other Payers?

Harold Gibson

Medicare has offered providers a boon in the battle to ICD-10 readiness. In an agreement made through the American Medical Association (AMA), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) says that claims will be paid for a year following the October 1, 2015 ICD-10 deadline if the coding applied to procedures is within an appropriate family. That means providers don't have to hit the coding bulls eye on every claim during what many expect will be a steep learning curve on the new code set.

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The Impact of ICD-10 on Nephrology Medical Billing

Harold Gibson

Nephrology, along with pediatrics and cardiology, will be harder hit than other specialties during the ICD-10 transition. The National Kidney Foundation states that 26 million adults have chronic kidney disease (CKD). Nephrology with see significant changes to coding. Errors in application of new coding can impact the billing of your patients. Take steps to learn the coding and prepare for a smoother transition.

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Topics: ICD-10, Medical Billing

8 Key Points about Medical Billing & ICD-10 Transition

Harold Gibson

Keeping a practice running can seem like a herculean task. Throw into the mix new coding system of approximately 68,000 codes that needs to be learned and applied correctly for your specialty and it becomes no small wonder that the majority of healthcare facilities are ill-prepared for the transition to ICD-10. According to an ICD-10 physician readiness poll from Medical Economics, 62 percent of physicians are ill-prepared for the ICD-10 codes while preparing their medical claims. ICD-10 is coming and preparation for the October 1st compliance date must occur in order to not overwhelm medical billing staff functioning when the time arrives. Keep in mind the following information when preparing a plan for the transition for your medical practice.

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Crosswalks Are the Essential Steps for Effective ICD-10 Implementation

Harold Gibson

The International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD) is implementing ICD-10 in the very near future. ICD-10 is the international standard's 10th revision for disease codes and classifications. As surgeons and medical professionals begin preparing for the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10, two steps are absolutely critical to implement.

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