The consulting firm, McKinsey & Company recently published an Intelligence Brief on the configuration of provider networks offered by the plans on the Healthcare Exchanges.
Most people think about the revenue cycle from the back end perspective - submitting claims, follow up on denied claims, constructing appeals, effective AR management, sending statements, posting payments, and so on and so forth.
If any of us still think that patients don't really want access to their health-related data or that "patient engagement" is yet another passing fad in healthcare, there is growing data that the information and access that people have come to expect in every other part of their lives is having an impact on how patients think about who should have access and even control over their health data.
Some providers may be wondering if it would be less time-consuming and more cost-efficient to jump from ICD-9 to ICD-11. The World Health Organization is supposed to present the ICD-11 code set in May 2017. That's only a year and half after the United States implements ICD-10. So why not wait?
At eMDs, we believe waiting is a flawed approach.
There are costs and consequences to continuing using the outdated ICD-9 coding system.
On the heels of the ICD-10 delay, and recognizing that some vendors are struggling to deliver applications that meet the 2014 MU requirements, CMS released a proposed rule giving providers