Have You Heard? – June 24, 2015
The healthcare advocacy group “Coalition for ICD-10” recently released a statement outlining 6 reasons why recent efforts to create a “safe harbor”, or grace period for ICD-10, is dangerous. Read about their reasons on the HIT Consultant website:
6 reasons from the Coalition for ICD-10
Have You Heard? – June 18, 2015
At the Medical Economics site, there’s a list of 20 unusual or downright bizarre new codes in the ICD-10 code set. Will you have the opportunity to use any of these?
When you get to the site article, just scroll down to see all 20 codes.
20 bizarre codes in ICD-10 – Medical Economics
Have You Heard? – June 5, 2015
Tom Sullivan, in his article posted on the Healthcare IT News website, reports that a dozen or so members of Congress wrote a letter to the Acting Director of CMS, urging him to create a contingency plan in case CMS can’t process ICD-10 codes starting on October 1.
There is also an interesting suggestion to consider accepting “less granular codes” for a transition period while folks get used to the new code system.
Follow the links below to read the article and see the letter written to CMS:
Article at Healthcare IT news site
PDF of letter written to CMS