Ophthalmology: Continuing our series on ICD-10-CM basics we are offering high-level primers to illustrate the differences on specific documentation requirements for various specialties.

ICD 10 Codes for OB-GYN. We offer a continuing series targeting specialty-specific ICD 10 codes for pregnancy, vaginal delivery and all things OB-GYN.

shoppingcartCMS reported last week an estimated 11.4 million Americans gained coverage (selected a plan or were automatically re-enrolled) through HealthCare.gov (8.6 million of the total) or one of the 14 state- based marketplaces (another 2.8 million). This easily exceeds the target from HHS of 9.0 million to 9.9 million.

In a webinar hosted by eMDs, participants were asked a series of polling questions on ICD-10 preparedness. The poll results were revealing. Following the delay announcement last April, most consultants and professional organizations recommended that practices and hospitals continue their ICD-10 preparations unabated.

In a daily bulletin posted today, CMS announced the release of two animated shorts that explain key ICD-10 concepts. Each video is less than 4 minutes and provides an overview of  ICD-10 features and the benefits.

pastdueThe Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a report in December that found medical debt has a significant impact on consumer credit with 43 M Americans with overdue medical debt on their credit reports.

ICD 10 Codes for Pediatrics. We offer a continuing series targeting specialty-specific ICD 10 codes for asthma, otitis media and all things pediatric.

Cardiology: Continuing our series on ICD-10-CM basics we are offering high-level primers to illustrate the differences on specific documentation requirements for various specialties.

congressAny further delays with the Oct. 1, 2015 ICD-10 deadline would contradict the recent announcement by HHS to aggressively move forward with payment reform as most view ICD-10 as a critical building block.

rheumatoid arthritis: icd 10 code for rheumatoid arthritis (RA)Continuing our series on ICD-10 basics we are going to use the next few blog posts to give primers on specific documentation requirements for various specialties.