Tag 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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A Day in the Life of a Clinical Informaticist

by Darcy Bowling RN, CI-Surgery Clinical Informaticist and  Maria Fera RN, BSN CI- Nursing Clinical Informaticist  With the implementation of our EHR in June of 2013, Clinical Informatics has definitely been an up and coming department consisting of a diverse team … Continue reading

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Growing Contingent Workforce Benefits Both Healthcare Organizations and Health IT Professionals

by Frank Myeroff, President, Direct Consulting Associates,  a Supporting Collaborator at the HIMSS Innovation Center There’s high growth when it comes to temporary workers, contractors, independent consultants, and freelancers within health IT. New technologies, digital trends and requirements, cost factors, and … Continue reading

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Did You Know…News from HIMSS

Keep up with news from HIMSS at http://www.himss.org with updates and resources on health IT.

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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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The Value of Education at HIMSS14

In preparation for HIMSS14, my colleagues and I routinely conduct interviews with various media outlets.  In a recent interview with a writer from Healthcare IT News, I was asked about the difference between HIMSS14 pre-conference education and general education.  Like … 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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Tavenner Message at HIMSS13 Adds Clarity; Outlines Path Ahead

The public policy discussion at HIMSS13 last week had the variety and flavor of a great New Orleans Gumbo!  One of the most significant presentations I witnessed was Acting CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner’s session on Wednesday morning.

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HIMSS13 Blog Carnival – Meaningful Use and ICD-10

1.       The Journey to Meaningful Use This post is one part of our Blog Carnival recap. To read the rest of the posts as they are published all week, check back to see what’s been posted on the HIMSS Blog.  … Continue reading

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