ICD-1o and ICD-9 dual coding has been proposed in H.R. 3018 so called the Coding Flexibility in Healthcare Act of 2015 (Code-Flex) which aims to provide for a safe harbor…
Hospitals and the vendors of hospital based / inpatient systems do not get a reprieve and therefore still have the heaving lifting to do with ICD-10 CM, ICD-10 PCS procedure codes, and DRG based on the new coding system as mandatory requirements for compliance on October 1, 2015.
ICD-10 Deadline of October 1 2015 Reaffirmed by CMS and AMA "... Medicare claims processing systems will not have the capability to accept ICD-9 codes for dates of services after September 30, 2015, nor will they be able to accept claims for both ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes."
Affordable Care Act employer reporting requirements are effective as of January 1, 2015.
The HITECH Act, which was enacted as part of ARRA, promotes the adoption and meaningful use of health information technology. Subtitle D of the HITECH Act addresses the privacy and security concerns associated with the electronic transmission of health information. While the HITECH Act mirrors HIPAA, it elaborates with specific requirements
HR 2156, the Medicare Audit Improvement Act of 2015 legislation proposes changes to the Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) program just in time for ICD-10
Record attendance at HIMSS 2015 in Chicago - over 43,000 people. Now that HIMSS15 is over, take a look at some of the trends that dominated the headlines, the social buzz and the chatter at after show cocktail parties. Of course, there were the overarching themes of interoperability, and population health, but there were some key themes that received the most attention.
A Gartner forecast projects that demand for deep analytical talent and healthcare informatics skills will be 50% to 60% greater than projected supply by 2018. While attending the Cleveland Clinic Innovation…
Nursing informatics (NI) is a specialty that integrates nursing science, computer science, and information science to manage and communicate data, information, knowledge, and wisdom in nursing practice. NI supports consumers, patients, nurses, and other providers in their decisionmaking in all roles and settings. This support is accomplished through the use of information structures, information processes, and information technology.
Over 1,500 clinicians, managed care company executives, pharmaceutical company and start-up entrepreneurs, and investors are here in Cleveland today for Cleveland Clinic's 12th Annual Medical Innovation Summit.
ICD-10 consulting will shift to testing and revenue cycle impacts in the next few months. Testing is the only way to ensure business continuity.