Category Archives: ICD-10

October 1st is coming….will you be ready?

The Go-Live date for ICD-10 is fast approaching.  Although there continue to be isolated attempts to delay, amend or completely eliminate the transition all indications are that effective Oct. 1,  the U.S. will move from the use of ICD-9 codes to … Continue reading

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New Technology Task Force Seeking Members

by: Pam Jodock, Senior Director, Health Business Solutions, HIMSS The new Health Business Solutions Technology Task Force will review existing and proposed legislative and administrative initiatives through the eyes of the technology needed to support the activity required by the language of … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Make ICD-10 Relatable to ANYONE during #NHITweek

Another National Health IT Week is nearly in the books! While the week’s festivities certainly brought about much needed conversation around the awareness, direction and vision for the future of health technology, the conversation doesn’t need to end on Sept. 19. Realizing … Continue reading

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Healthcare Ambulatory ICD10: Pay Now or Pray Later

By Pete Rivera, Consulting Manager, Hayes Management, HIMSS Ambulatory IS Committee Let’s face it. Coding is not that exciting. So when it comes to a discussion about ICD-10, technology folks just try to stay awake during the discussion. Compliance people start talking very quickly … Continue reading

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Looking Ahead to the Future with ICD-10

The tale of two stonecutters – Flavius and Septimus – and the changes they face in early Rome set the scene described by Patrick Davitt, who is now providing project management support for the Mayo Clinic Health Systems Windows 7 Conversion Project.  In this historical … Continue reading

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Using ICD-10 Codes in Population Management for Risk Stratification

by Catherine Mesnik, Finance Director, St. Joseph Health  There is a shift in healthcare toward population management, as we look at the rise in formation of accountable care organizations (ACOs) and medical homes due to payment reform.  These types of models require an … Continue reading

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