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Coalition urges CMS to promptly set new ICD-10 deadline
By Joseph Conn | April 16, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
A coalition of healthcare organizations has called on the head of the CMS to quickly adopt a new compliance date for the nationwide adoption of the ICD-10 diagnostic and procedural codes.
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Delay forces AHIMA to broaden ICD-10 summit
By Joseph Conn | April 12, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Congress forced every healthcare organization to adjust their ICD-10 plans this month, and the American Health Information Management Association was no exception.
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Limits on cancer center access just tip of the iceberg, and other letters
By Modern Healthcare | April 12, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The article on restricted access to cancer care is the tip of the iceberg.
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Fitch Ratings sees ICD-10 delay as positive for not-for-profits
By Joseph Conn | April 07, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The controversial delay in the rollout of the ICD-10 diagnostic and procedural codes is a positive for not-for-profit hospitals' bottom lines, a New York financial ratings agency says.
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Doc groups vow continued push for SGR fix
By Andis Robeznieks | April 06, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Representatives of the nation's largest physician group practices are saying a permanent fix to Medicare's oft-postponed caps on physician pay isn't dead yet—even if it's barely breathing at this point.
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'Doubled doubt and disappointment in SGR and ICD-10 delays', and other letters
By Modern Healthcare | April 05, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
One-year sustainable growth-rate fixes can be funded annually, but the projection over the next three decades for a permanent fix is a budget buster.
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Bruised by ICD-10 delay, healthcare execs huddle over what to do next
By Joe Carlson, Joseph Conn and Andis Robeznieks | April 05, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Healthcare providers, insurers and other organizations now will have to wrestle with when they think the government will ultimately push the button on ICD-10 in deciding when they should start—or restart—training their doctors and workers.
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After health IT's March madness
By Merrill Goozner | April 05, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Hospitals, physician practices and insurers should continue preparing for the switch to ICD-10 coding, which the government last week postponed for at least 12 months. It will build pressure on Congress and the White House to reverse this terrible decision.
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Temporary SGR fix frustrates many
By Catherine Hollander | April 05, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Spurring anger among physicians, President Barack Obama signed a bill last week preventing steep cuts to Medicare physician payments for one year after Congress failed to agree on a way to pay for permanent physician payment reform.
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Providers deserve ICD-10 coding clarity
April 03, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Regarding “ICD-10 delay puts pressure on CMS for answers”: I think that no matter when they mandate implementation of ICD-10, all payers should be required to provide end-to-end testing at least three to six months prior to the implementation date.
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