CMS 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.
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.
In 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
Anthem, 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