October 1st, 2015


Bracing for ICD-10: The Transition Won’t Be Easy — But…

Most organizations recognize the enormity of ICD-10. Transitioning to ICD-10 won’t be easy, especially in the current economic climate, but it is necessary and today is the deadline. If you are bracing for this momentous change, the time to make it is now. Although we cannot claim to be ICD-10 experts, we can help you stay informed on future developments with a helpful list of ICD-10 resources available on our website.

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June 30th, 2015


ICD-10: Coming Soon to a Practice Near You

Just in case you need a reminder — ICD-9 codes will be replaced with the ICD-10 code sets on October 1, 2015. Is your practice ready?

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April 30th, 2014


ICD-10 Aftermath: Assessing the Impact on Your Practice

The delay of ICD-10 has frustrated many health care providers. Re-evaluating implementation strategies with shifting priorities and resources continues to challenge the health care industry. The delay leaves many unanswered questions from a testing, training, and reallocation of resources perspective. In addition, the ICD-10 delay comes at a critical time just as providers are implementing new care models that would benefit from greater coding accuracy.

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March 31st, 2014


Top of Mind: ICD-10

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has designated ICD-10 as a code set under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Physicians and other health care providers will be required to use ICD-10 beginning on October 1, 2014 at the earliest, or October 1, 2015, if the Senate approves the vote to delay HR 4302—a temporary fix to Medicare’s sustainable growth rate formula (SGR). Read full story…

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March 31st, 2014


ICD-10: Risk Management Wants to Help

Medical Mutual’s Risk Management Department understands the magnitude of implementing ICD-10 in your practice. Regardless of where you are in the implementation process, the resources listed below offered by CMS may be of some assistance.

The official CMS industry resources web page for the ICD-10 transition is www.cms.gov/ICD10. The web page features the following linked resources. Read full story to view ICD-10 resources.

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March 31st, 2014


MSOC: Smoothing the Path to ICD-10 Transition

ICD-10-CM lists about 68,000 diagnosis codes (up from 14,000 in ICD-9-CM). It looks like a big change, but when you consider that the explicit use of laterality (right, left, bilateral) makes up 26,626 of the code increase and explicit use of trimesters in pregnancy tripled the OB codes, the increase is understandable.

Who will be most affected? Read full story for to learn which specialties will be most impacted by ICD-10.

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