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April 14, 2014 – 2:06 am |

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The Financial Impact

April 18, 2014 – 2:06 am |
The Financial Impact

Many healthcare information professionals are very vocal about the delay being harmful to the process and overall technology improvement of health care. But is the delay as harmful as many say? Healthcare Informatics brought this news to our attention in their article, “Opposing Viewpoints: Provider Organizations Give Differing Perspectives on What the ICD-10 Delay Really Means.”

Provider organizations are worried about how the delay will affect their financials. The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) expressed deep disappointment in the results of President Obama signing the “doc fix” bill into law. They estimate that another one-year delay of ICD-10 would likely cost the industry an additional $1 billion to $6.6 billion on top of the already incurred costs from the previous one-year delay.That is a lot of zeros.Access Integrity continues to work toward the goal, regardless of the date. The current coding classification system – ICD-9 – works great in our product, as will ICD-10.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Integrity, delivering advanced technology solutions for full and complete compliant processing of medical transactions to the healthcare industry.

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The Process Must Continue

April 18, 2014 – 2:04 am |
The Process Must Continue

The ICD-10 deadline now is over 500 days away. A few weeks ago we were worried it was less than 200. So it is just a number, or are you taking the countdown seriously?
Educating physicians …

Calculating the Costs

April 18, 2014 – 2:04 am |
Calculating the Costs

Physician practices have long been concerned about the financial implications of the new ICD-10 code set transition. A recent report commissioned by the American Medical Association reinforces that fear as they estimate the costs might be as …

Changes in Healthcare Leadership

April 17, 2014 – 2:04 am |
Changes in Healthcare Leadership

With the news of Kathleen Sebelius’ retirement, her departure as secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services leaves many wondering what this means for the Affordable Care Act and other healthcare …

Education Made Accessible

April 17, 2014 – 2:04 am |
Education Made Accessible

Online educator Career Step has partnered with California State University, Fresno to offer its online Professional Medical Coding and Billing program to Fresno State’s students. This partnership allows Fresno State students to take the Career Step program …

Personal vs. Technology

April 17, 2014 – 2:02 am |
Personal vs. Technology

We hear it often. People complaining about technology taking over the personal aspects of their lives. It started with answering machines and voice mail, moved to automated banking, and now has joined us in the …

The Response to Fraud

April 16, 2014 – 2:06 am |
The Response to Fraud

Prison time is a good deterrent for criminals who resort to fraud to make their money. At least that is what Congress thought when they recently passed a bill in reaction to Medicaid fraud. The bill is …

The To-Do List Grows

April 16, 2014 – 2:04 am |
The To-Do List Grows

Some are not surprised by the ICD-10 delay. Maybe it was the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) delay in 2012 that set the precedent or potential for more, or maybe it was just …

Taking the Appropriate Measures

April 16, 2014 – 2:02 am |
Taking the Appropriate Measures

To the lay person, medical coding can appear to be an easy task. A code is entered into a hospital’s computer and a provider is paid. However, in reality, it is much more complex. The healthcare …

What is the next step?

April 15, 2014 – 2:06 am |
What is the next step?

Regardless of what side of the fence you are on with the ICD-10 delay, there are some decisions to be made. After years of preparation, now the deadlines are written with pencil instead of in stone. …

Did Someone Cancel Christmas?

April 15, 2014 – 2:04 am |
Did Someone Cancel Christmas?

It may not be a secret code, but in the end much health care comes down to a code. These codes are used to track and pay for procedures. Unfortunately this coding system is now four …