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Get ready for the end of ICD-10 'flexibilities'

By Joseph Conn  |  August 19, 2016

The CMS has issued an 11-page list of questions and answers to better guide providers in using ICD-10 codes when tighter guidelines come into effect this October.

Blog: Industry applauds heads-up on thousands of new ICD-10 codes

By Joseph Conn  |  March 23, 2016

Providers are grateful to have gotten a few months' advance notice on thousands of new ICD-10 codes. The CMS and the CDC had delayed releasing new codes because of the long, drawn-out, nationwide conversion to the ICD-10 family of diagnostic and procedural codes.

Blog: ICD-10 coding problem could mean yearlong delay

By Joseph Conn  |  February 29, 2016

An expert in ICD-10 says the CMS failed to issue a code for a covered imaging procedure and that the agency is being lax in fixing the mistake. That means some radiologists might have to wait more than a year to receive payment.

Devin Jopp steps down as CEO of WEDI

By Joseph Conn  |  January 13, 2016

The organization helped the nation transition successfully to the ICD-10 code system. WEDI serves the private and public sectors and comprises doctors, hospitals, health plans, laboratories, pharmacies, vendors, government regulators and other industry stakeholders.

A few blips mar ICD-10 rollout

By Joseph Conn  |  October 30, 2015

While overall claims processing under ICD-10 appears to be going smoothly, reports from the field indicate there are a few problem areas that still need fixing.

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