ICD-10 Transition

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Wrap your mind around whats at stake when transitioning to ICD-10, and make sure youre headed in the right direction.

Who cares for those who care for us? As US-based physicians face more scrutiny, oversight, regulation and penalty than ever before, the noble profession of saving lives seems to have been reduced to a micromanaged position where ones hand is held by the government and the other by payers.

In April 2015, we conducted a survey of 1,000 healthcare professionals across all 50 states to gauge their attitudes towards ICD-10… We think its fair to say the level of concern for ICD-10, especially among small practices, is a little too high for comfort.

Sometimes we just cant help ourselves… We love making videos and having fun, and sometimes we combine the two.  Check out these parodies for a bit of a laugh at ICD-10.  Youll be glad you did.

Dont Worry.  Youll get answers, not a sales pitch.

If youve ever been on the billing and coding side of a medical practice, chances are youve heard a version of this question: what do we call this for billing? On the other hand, during peer-to-peer conversations, healthcare practitioners seem to explain clinical scenarios very well. What happens in this daily process that converts such a detailed description into something like unspecified abdominal pain?

We decided to dig a little deeper into the forces behind the transition to ICD-10. Not surprisingly, one of the largest proponents of the new codes were government organizations. However, non-governmental organizations like insurance companies, patient advocacy groups, and health information technology associations also played a large role in the shift.  Lets take a look.

Learn what each member of your team needs to do to ensure a smooth transition to ICD-10.

The ICD-10 transition can get pretty complicated. Our goal is to simplify it as much as possible for you and your practice. These articles will give you a clear idea of what you need to do to make a smooth transition. We wont include all of the nitty-gritty details here, but well tell you exactly where to find them. And if you have any questions along the way,dont hesitate to ask.

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