Medical Practices Anxious About the Impact of ICD-10 Transition

While the recent one year extension (from October 1, 2013 to October 1, 2014) in deadline by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) may somewhat have eased the pressure, yet the anxiety still persists among the majority of medical practices in the US. The “anxiety” is about the impact of ICD-10 transition […]

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Challenges Faced by Physicians in 2012: An Overview

The hurdles faced by physicians in 2012 are not just limited to core medical issues but are also spread across almost all the facets of the health care delivery system. The changing nature of medical practices, changes in Information Technology and in other departmental processes is changing the face of the healthcare industry. Here are […]

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Medical Billing Consultancy Role in Practices Planning for ICD-10 Conversion

The extent and scope of ICD-10’s clinical and operational impact is such that it is going to influence how functional departments coordinate and operate internally among themselves as well as with external entities such as payers and regulatory bodies. Therefore, it is imperative that providers migrate to clinical and operational practices that best endorse ICD-10 […]

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Billers and Coders to Gear up for ICD- 10 – Despite Physician Community Pushing the Deadline

ICD-10’s implementation on October 1, 2013, according to AAPC – will alter everything from the way health care providers document services to the way codes are selected, reported, and reimbursed, however it will be coders who will play a vital role to achieving success in ICD-10 implementation. AAPC’s vice president of ICD-10 education stated that […]

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Is ICD-10 Transition Feasible by October, 2013 Deadline?

As we stand at the mid of the intervening period, there is growing apprehension over achieving comprehensive realization of ICD-10 and other Compliance standard implementation by the October 1, 2013 deadline across the spectrum of healthcare stake-holding: health care providers, payers, software vendors, and clearinghouses/third-party billers. Browse All: ICD-10 Transition The CMS has drawn up […]

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U.S. Health Spending Projected To Grow at 5.8 Percent Annually: Pros and Cons

The recent extrapolation by the economists in the Office of the Actuary at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) – which has projected all health care spending in the United States to be at an annual average rate of 5.8% for the period 2010 through 2020, and at 19.8 percent of GDP by […]

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