shoppingcartCMS reported last week an estimated 11.4 million Americans gained coverage (selected a plan or were automatically re-enrolled) through (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.

icd10In the next eMDs Insights Blog Series, we will be exploring the specifics of ICD-10-CM.  In this first post, we will start at the top - how the ICD-10 is organized and structured.  In future posts, we will explore the specific differences between ICD-9-CM and ICD-10 CM for the most common codes by specialty.  In order to maintain consistency with and adherence to CMS published policy, we will u

hackedAnthem, one of the nation’s largest health insurers, announced late last Wednesday that the personal information of tens of millions of its customers and employees was exposed in a “very sophisticated external cyberattack.”  Anthem operates health plans under numerous brands, including Anthem Blue Cross, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Blue Cross