The Office of Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services (OIG) recently defended its practices pertaining to hospital compliance reviews in a published response to a letter from the American Hospital Association (AHA), while simultaneously announcing a voluntary suspension of reviews of inpatient short stay claims after October 1, 2013.
It is often argued that ICD-10 coding does nothing for the patient. Recently that point was made at the U.S. House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Health hearing “Examining ICD-10 Implementation” last week.
Researchers have developed an online mapping tool designed to help stakeholders transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 code sets, EHR Intelligence reports.
The next nine months are critical in terms of preparing for a smooth transition to ICD-10. If ICD-10 isn’t a priority in your organization yet, it should quickly rise to the top of the list as soon as possible.
The grim message following a breach that has endangered sensitive data belonging to 80 million current and former Anthem health insurance customers is that we can only expect more health care data breaches in the future.
The U.S. implementation of the ICD-10 diagnosis coding system has been delayed several times, but members of a House subcommittee seemed to be leaning Wednesday toward making sure the current Oct. 1 deadline sticks.
I have worked and am working with medical practices of various sizes to develop a solid CDI process, not only to improve coding and documentation for ICD-10, but to develop a protocol to support all services provided to the patient.
Without further ado, then, here are the ten most popular Government Health IT articles of 2014.
Though CMS has delayed ICD-10 more than once, this time it looks like the agency is serious, with specific plans for end-to-end testing ready to launch.
Making processes better for staff and patients will affect how they implement EHR and computer assisted coding (CAC) initiatives.