• 8 Tips To Help You Transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10

    How to survive hurricane ICD-10
    It seems only fitting to compare the October 1, 2015 transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 to a hurricane. Like a hurricane, we tracked the pending event well in advance. The news media were filled with stories speculating whether ICD-10 would hit as expected and what the potential impact might be.
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  • Meaningful Use - What Do We Do Now?

    Meaningful Use - What do we do now?
    As Dean Martin once said, ain’t that a kick in the head? After the billions of dollars spent by providers to meet the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Meaningful Use (MU) Stage 1 and Stage 2 requirements, and the $21 billion already paid to providers in the form of incentives, CMS took less than 140 characters to drop a huge bombshell on the healthcare industry January 11. But was it really a bombshell? Much like the Federal Reserve doesn’t communicate with blunt clarity, perhaps CMS has followed in their footsteps with a series of messages that may have obscured impending plans when considered separately, but which did foreshadow the future when considered in aggregate.
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