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Plan for more than 1,200 days to be ICD-10 prepared, groups say PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 24 August 2009 12:27
The planning and implementation of ICD-10 is estimated to take almost 1,287 days for provider and payer organizations, with the implementation phase alone expected to take 966 days. As a result, organizations need to start their ICD-10 implementation eff...
CMS posts two new ICD-10 resources PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 17 August 2009 17:28
Two new ICD-10 resources are available from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). One, titled "ICD-10-CM/PCS Myths & Facts," responds to some myths regarding the ICD-10-Clinical Modification/Procedure Coding System. It can be download...
Timing important in coder ICD-10 training, AAPC says PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 17 August 2009 17:07
The American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) recommends that providers start their ICD-10 planning immediately, but advises organizations to carefully consider when they begin the coder training component of their overall plan. A recent article quo...
Gartner hype report addresses ICD-10 PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 07 August 2009 15:49
Gartner recently released its Hype Cycle for Healthcare Payers, 2009 report (registration required), which includes a section detailing how payers should prepare for ICD-10. In general, Gartner states that "the number of health insurance companies addres...
Ingenix webinar to give an executive level tutorial on ICD-10 PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 07 August 2009 15:28
Ingenix just posted registration for a new, complimentary webinar about ICD-10. Rather than speak to the gritty details of the new code set—as previous webinars have done—this webinar will providesan executive view of the implications of ICD-10. Tom Darr...
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ICD-10 Corner

9 benefits of ICD-10

1. Measuring the quality, safety and efficacy of care
2. Designing payment systems and processing claims for reimbursement
3. Conducting research, epidemiological studies, and clinical trials
4. Setting health policy
5. Operational and strategic planning and designing healthcare delivery systems
6. Monitoring resource utilization
7. Improving clinical, financial, and administrative performance
8. Preventing and detecting healthcare fraud and abuse
9. Tracking public concerns and assessing risks of adverse public health events

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