ICD-10 Implementation: Preparing Your Organization

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ICD-10 compliance for all HIPAA-covered entities is scheduled for implementation on October 1 of this year. No judgements from me if you’re a little leery of that date. We’ve had more than our fair share of delays. This time, though, it’s for real. ICD-10 implementation is going to happen in 5 months. Let that sink in.

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ICD-10 Delay No More — It’s the Final Countdown

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It looks like we’ve seen the last of the ICD-10 delays — finally! The possibility of yet another ICD-10 implementation delay was put to rest earlier this week when the Senate approved legislation to repeal the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula. Since there was no language regarding ICD-10 implementation delays in the latest version of the SGR bill, it

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Will the current implementation date of October 1, 2015 hold or won’t it? That seems to be the big question on everyone’s mind when it comes to ICD-10 this year. The original implementation deadline has already been delayed twice– from October 1, 2013 to 2014, and then eventually to this year. As it is, the

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Top 5 Physician Concerns for 2015: How You Can Help

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Physicians are frustrated and fed up with the latest healthcare reform changes. The main issue? They feel the new mandates, which include an increase in paperwork and patient load, will decrease the quality and time they have to spend with their patients. A survey of 20,000 doctors led by Merritt Hawkins highlights the five main

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For at least a decade, organizations have wanted to integrate performance and learning management processes. In a survey conducted by Bersin by Deloitte®, 69.3% of respondents said that integrating learning management and performance management systems was “very valuable” or “highly valuable.” Over time, technology has caught up with this vision and the benefits of integration

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Accreditation by The Joint Commission communicates that a healthcare institution meets criteria related to the safety and quality of patient care. It has even been referred to as the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval—for healthcare. Talent management processes play a major role in ensuring that the accreditation is met. When The Joint Commission surveyors unexpectedly

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The terms mandatory education, compliance training, and fun aren’t typically found in the same sentence, but the team at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital managed to change that with a music video set to the tune of Vanilla Ice’s 90s hit “Ice Ice Baby.” The video was produced to serve as a reminder of the organization’s training program, Destination

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We recently had an opportunity to speak with Vicki Hess, RN, MS, CSP who is a leading expert on employee engagement in the healthcare sector. In this two-part blog series, we’ll learn more about ways that HR and learning and development can build a culture of engagement within their organizations. Employee engagement is a popular

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This is a guest blog by Valerie Granuzzo, Associate Marketing Manager of the HealthcareSource eLearning Library Group at HealthcareSource. Valerie is responsible for the development of our educational webinars and marketing programs pertaining to courseware. Connect with Valerie on LinkedIn.  Recently, we were fortunate enough to host an educational webinar about ICD-10 with two of the HIM industry’s biggest thought

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This is a guest blog by Valerie Granuzzo, Associate Marketing Manager of the HealthcareSource eLearning Library Group at HealthcareSource. Valerie is responsible for the development of our educational webinars and marketing programs pertaining to courseware. Connect with Valerie on LinkedIn.  June 1st kicked of CPR Awareness Week. Working in healthcare, CPR training is something that is so commonplace it

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