CMS Makes the ICD-10 Date Official — Again

Have You Heard? – August 5, 2014

Yesterday CMS released the official “rule” specifying the implementation date for ICD-10 as October 1, 2015. Read an article on the Health Data Management website, and use the link below to see the official rule document.

CMS makes the new ICD-10 date official
Official rule document in the Federal Register

On ICD-10: “Making Hay While the Sun Shines”

Have You Heard? – July 24, 2014

In an article recently posted on the website ICD10monitor.com, author Stephen Spain makes the point that the delay in the implementation of ICD-10 granted a reprieve, with additional time to prepare. He offers 4 tips on how to make the best use of the extra time, to your benefit. Read the article here:

ICD-10: Making Hay While the Sun Shines

How Does Your Salary Compare?

Have You Heard? – June 18, 2014

Here’s a salary comparison on the site salary.com, for what they call Coding Compliance Specialists, a job which they describe as:

Audits medical records to ensure compliance with the organization’s coding procedures and standards. Reviews insurance payments and denials and recommends billing corrections.

The comparison gives a median for the United States. You can also click on individual states to see what the median is for your state.

Salary.com comparison for coder salaries