ICD-10 RedA bill to provide a safe harbor period for the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 by allowing healthcare providers to submit claims in both ICD-9 and ICD-10 was introduced Friday in the House.

CMSPhysicians will see a 0.5% overall increase in Medicare reimbursement in 2016 under the proposed physician fee schedule announced Wednesday by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

CMSEarlier this week, The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the American Medical Association (AMA) announced additional measures designed to ease the transition to ICD-10. The effort includes a one-year grace period which will allow doctors to maintain focus on patients without being distracted by potential cashflow issues.

AMA LogoLooks like the AMA is finally acknowledging what many now see as inevitable - the transition to ICD-10 on October 1, 2015.  A joint press release out today shows a new willingness on the part of the AMA to work with CMS on ensuring a successful transition.

Accenture eHealth TrendsThe Accenture Healthcare IT Vision 2015 reveals five key trends shaping the healthcare industry: The Internet of Me, Outcome Economy, Platform (R)evolution, Intelligent Enterprise and Workforce Reimagined.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is stepping up their marketing efforts for ICD-10. A new campaign has been promoting 5 steps to “Quick Start” your transition to ICD-10. The message - it’s not too late to be ready October 1st. The ICD-10 Quick Start Guide, which can be found on cms.gov/icd10, outlines a five step process for getting ready for the deadline. 1. Make a plan 2. Train Your Staff 3.

CMSBy now, most physicians are aware of the Medicare Chronic Care Management program that will pay them for non-face-time services for patients with two or more chronic conditions. Are you taking advantage of chronic care management billing?

Weill Cornell Medical CollegeFederal programs offering financial incentives to physicians who adopt electronic health record solutions have boosted the number of participants who use them, Weill Cornell Medical College researchers found in a new study.

AHIMAAccording to a new survey from AHIMA and eHealth initiative, a majority of providers have not yet conducted ICD-10 testing. The survey conducted between May and June of this year, polled 271 providers to gauge readiness.