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23
DEC
2015

How to Identify Diagnostic Patterns

Diligently gathering your coding data and identifying diagnostic patterns is a key way to help your practice run more efficiently. To identify diagnostic patterns, analyze your practice’s coding data for key markers; for example, you can determine which codes are most frequently...
18
DEC
2015

The Challenge of Thorough Documentation: What You Need to Know and How to Cope

The transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 certainly appears daunting, but appearances can be deceiving. How big a challenge is it, really? Understand the landscape Yes, the number of codes increased from ICD-9’s 14,000 codes to the 68,000 codes of ICD-10. Despite the fact that the...
11
DEC
2015

4 Ways to Reduce the ICD-10 Documentation Burden

Are you in the midst of ICD-10 PTSD (Post Transition Stress Disorder)? You are not alone. Here are four tips for reducing the burden of the new documentation system. Communicate with your health plans and vendors. Remember to communicate clearly with your payers and vendors...
04
DEC
2015

Why Clinical Documentation Is Important

As you are grappling with the new ICD-10 coding system, you might often feel overwhelmed and wonder if documentation is a burden that isn’t even necessary. But however overloaded you might feel, it’s important to remember that clinical documentation is the key to getting paid....
20
NOV
2015

Tools for ICD-10 Success

Good news for providers looking for a way to gauge the success of their ICD-10 transition or health-care professionals in need of quick-and-easy ICD-10 diagnostic coding resources: As is true nowadays for every sector of our digitally driven lives, “There’s an app for that.” The...
13
NOV
2015

Should You Get ICD-10 Insurance?

With ICD-10 officially in effect across the health-care industry, various stakeholders are taking stock of the impact and thinking ahead to future implications. One business insurance group did just that and, as a result, has enhanced its health-care-sector coverage to include...
06
NOV
2015

Don’t Forget the Vendor Factor

With the ICD-10 coding system fully live (as of October 1, 2015), health-care providers of all types and sizes are in the throes of the biggest organizational transition to hit the medical billing industry in decades. The experience is no doubt going a lot smoother for those...
23
OCT
2015

The Benefits of Native Coding

Native coding is the process of assigning an ICD-10 diagnosis code directly based on clinical documentation. With ICD-10 here, practices everywhere are being encouraged to natively code using the new code reference sources rather than using crosswalks and tables. Here are a few...
16
OCT
2015

Why Not Skip ICD-10 and Move Straight To ICD-11?

The ICD-10 implementation is stirring up a bit of controversy in the medical world. Currently the US is operating under ICD-9, a system established in the 1970s. But since October 1, the US has switched over to the new system: ICD-10. With the impact the transition will have to...
09
OCT
2015

Is Your Practice Ready For All The ICD-10 Changes?

How has your practice been affected by the highly anticipated rollout of ICD-10? To make sure your practice is not left behind in the post-ICD-9 landscape, here are a few key changes to keep in mind: Specific Code Changes The codes in ICD-10  change not just in number (from...
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