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.

Supreme Court SealThe Supreme Court, in a 6-3 decision, ruled in favor of Burwell, maintaining subsidies in all states, regardless of whether the government, the state, or a mix of the two, runs their exchanges. The result preserves assistance for 6.4 million customers in the 34 states that rely on the federal marketplace.

letterstatesAs the countdown to ICD-10 continues, the opposition to transition is heating up. The latest push comes from the 4 largest medical associations in the United States.

ICD-10 RedH.R. 2652, Protecting Patients and Physicians Against Coding Act of 2015, was introduced by Representative Gary Palmer (R-AL-6) on June 4. This bill represents the third piece of legislation to be introduced into the house since early May.

AHIMA has long advocated for the implementation of ICD-10. In a new campaign, ICD-10 matters, the organization has released a series of infographics illustrating the importance of ICD-10 and its long term benefits for the healthcare industry. With only 100 days to go, MDeverywhere supports AHIMA’s push to ICD-10.

surveyThe Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI), announced the release of its latest (and likely last) ICD-10 readiness survey. The survey is designed to help determine how well the healthcare industry is progressing towards the Oct. 1, 2015 implementation deadline.

Certificate of CompletionThere are two primary reasons a claim doesn’t result in a payment. Either the payor doesn’t receive the claim, or the payer denies payment due to a defect in the claim--such as incomplete or incorrect data, or lack of documentation supporting the services billed.