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Blog posts tagged with ICD-10

  • Life after ICD-10 at Great Lakes Eye Care

    Greg Manning
    November 11, 2015

    Like most of the healthcare industry, Allscripts spent years preparing for the ICD-10 transition, which occurred on Oct. 1, 2015. Our Allscripts Payerpath® team monitored our systems and claims closely, and as anticipated, we did not see any issues related to ICD-10 in the days after the transition. Our operations consultants reached out to Payerpath clients, including Shari Payne, CPC, Administrator for Great Lakes Eye Care (St. Joseph, Michigan, U.S.A.). On October 2, Payne responded with an email so enthusiastic, we just had to share: Read more…

  • ICD-10 has arrived. Now what?

    Jeff Goldstein
    October 06, 2015

    For most healthcare providers, October 1, 2015 did not signal falling leaves and cooler temperatures. They were focused on ICD-10, a reality which will significantly affect hospitals and physician practices now and well into the future. For those getting a late start At a recent assessment, I asked if the organization had educated staff, worked with vendors to verify, install and test ICD-10 upgrades, audited ICD-10 coding for accuracy, and sent test data from their billing system to Read more…

  • ICD-10 readiness: Will your coders have enough information?

    Jeff Goldstein
    July 14, 2015

    User documentation, education and governance remain the top three issues threatening ICD-10 readiness. But another, equally disturbing practice is emerging. Many hospitals and practices have opted to let coding staff select ICD-10 codes based upon physician documentation, placing key decisions in the hands of the coders instead of clinicians. In a recent Healthcare Informatics article, Dr. John Elion noted that certain ICD-10 PCS (procedure coding Read more…

  • ICD-10: Tips for heading into the home stretch

    Jeff Goldstein
    June 18, 2015

    Hospitals and physician practices have been discussing ICD-10 for many years. However, even with a one-year implementation delay, many of them are only now realizing that they are still not ready for the October 1 start date. In the past month, our ICD-10 consulting practice has received more inquiries for assistance than in the past calendar quarter. We expect this pace will continue well into the coming months leading up to October. Read more…

  • The hidden costs of regulatory fatigue in physician practices

    Libby Moore
    May 19, 2015

    The scramble to keep up with a rapidly evolving industry is taking its toll on physician practices. Regulatory compliance requires a lot of rigor on multiple fronts, including Meaningful Use, Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) and electronic prescription of controlled substances (EPCS). These requirements and others are causing general fatigue. For example, according to the Top 15 challenges facing physicians in 2015, about eight out of 10 physicians feel they are overextended or working at full Read more…

  • ICD-10 strategies: Document consistently, with the right amount of detail

    Jeff Goldstein
    May 06, 2015

    ICD-10 is the largest mandate in U.S. healthcare history, and it will require diligent, comprehensive actions to be fully prepared for the transition. This is the fourth post in a four-part series that explores successful strategies in key areas of ICD-10 readiness: general approach, governance, education and standardization of documentation. “The pen is mightier than the sword,” is a famous line from Edward Bulwer-Lytton’s 1839 play, The Conspiracy. Fast-forward nearly two centuries, we substitute the keyboard for the pen, and the idea is Read more…

  • ICD-10 strategies: Educate everyone, early and often

    Jeff Goldstein
    April 29, 2015

    ICD-10 is the largest mandate in U.S. healthcare history, and it will require diligent, comprehensive actions to be fully prepared for the transition. This is the third post in a four-part series that explores successful strategies in key areas of ICD-10 readiness: general approach, governance, education and standardization of documentation. When Allscripts conducts an ICD-10 readiness assessment, a major area of review is to evaluate the organization’s educational programs. All too often organizations provide education for just the clinical Read more…

  • 4 essential steps to forming an ACO

    Mike Hofmeister
    April 28, 2015

    January 2016 may seem like a long ways off. But if you’re thinking about forming an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) for next year, the clock is already ticking. The fee-for-service reimbursement model is shifting to value-based-care financial models, such as an ACO. The U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) set a goal of tying 30% of its payments to these types of arrangements by the end of 2016, and 50% by the end of 2018. Read more…

  • ICD-10 strategies: Lead a successful change with strong governance

    Jeff Goldstein
    April 21, 2015

    ICD-10 is the largest mandate in U.S. healthcare history, and it will require diligent, comprehensive actions to be fully prepared for the transition. This is the second post in a four-part series that explores successful strategies in key areas of ICD-10 readiness: general approach, governance, education and standardization of documentation. For a project as vast and complex as ICD-10, a successful organization needs a strong governance structure assigned specifically to this endeavor. Read more…

  • ICD-10 strategies: Use this time wisely

    Jeff Goldstein
    April 15, 2015

    ICD-10 is the largest mandate in U.S. healthcare history, and it will require diligent, comprehensive actions to be fully prepared for the transition. This is the first post in a four-part series that explores successful strategies in key areas of ICD-10 readiness: general approach, governance, education and standardization of documentation. Benjamin Franklin once wrote, “…nothing in this world is certain except death and taxes.” Most of us in the healthcare industry agree it’s time to add ICD-10 to this list. On October 1, 2015, the United States will join Read more…

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