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ICD-10: Time's Up; No More Excuses

Scott Mace

As worrisome as the final deadlines for use of ICD-10 codes are, it's time to stop the foot dragging. Now, the question is, how. A simple, clean cutover from earlier coding systems to ICD-10 may not be possible. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Slideshow: 10 Healthcare IT Predictions

In honor of National Health IT Week, here are 10 predictions for healthcare IT over the next 12 months—none of them involving Meaningful Use or ICD-10. >>>

IOM Urges 10 Major Healthcare Fixes

The Institute of Medicine, citing widespread wasteful and inefficient practices, is calling for a major overhaul of the U.S. healthcare system to use resources better and to remove barriers to quality care. >>>

Informed Decision Tools Largely Reduce Ortho Joint Surgeries

Doctors whose patients used decision tools prior to certain knee and hip surgeries saw a large downward shift in rates of surgery and costs of care, says the principal investigator of a study of the tools' impact. >>>

ICD-10 Delay Doesn't Come Without Worries

The major players—Aetna, Cigna, Humana, Kaiser, UnitedHealth, and WellPoint—were apparently comfortable that they could meet the original ICD-10 deadline. But with the announcement of a one-year delay, there are some concerns. >>>



LIVE Webcast

Reboot for ICD-10—Lessons from UnitedHealth Group & North Shore-LIJ

Date: Oct. 22, 2012, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

 

With the implementation deadline confirmed, the transition to ICD-10 shifts into high gear. Now providers and payers must prepare quickly. Learn from coding experts at UnitedHealth Group & North Shore-LIJ how to assess your organization's existing structure, how to create a transition process, and how to move toward compliance while meeting risk and cost constraints.

 

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News Headlines

Medical debt in MA persists

The Boston Globe, September 10, 2012

Healthcare Job Growth Cools Slightly

HealthLeaders Media, September 10, 2012

Two U of Miami Hospital employees may have stolen, sold patient data

Miami Herald, September 10, 2012

Christ Hospital using iPods to help in knee replacement

Chicago Sun-Times, September 10, 2012

Opinion: Orszag on healthcare goal

Bloomberg, September 6, 2012

Medicare reimbursement incentive less than effective

Reuters, September 5, 2012

For physicians and patients, time is the best medicine

The Boston Globe, September 5, 2012

Not all doctors want hand-washing reminders

Reuters, September 5, 2012

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Date: October 16, 2012, 12:00–3:00 p.m. (ET)

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