After multiple delays and months upon months of uncertainty, the healthcare industry is (finally) making the move to ICD-10 tomorrow, October 1. With the government mandated-deadline looming, hospital administrators and employees are without a doubt feeling all the feels, — relief, anxiety, anticipation, because ready or not, ICD-10 is only a day away. So while you’re

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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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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.  Lately, ICD-10 seems to be on the minds of everyone in healthcare. The ICD classification system ensures that

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