Sep 30th, 2016
The National Center for Health Statistics has released preliminary results from its annual National Health Interview Survey, January-March 2016, Family Core component. The NCHS updates estimates for 15 selected health measures based on data from the most recent NHIS, and has done so every year since 1997. After 10 years, this data, which are based on household ...
In CMS
Dec 15th, 2015
A second major physician organization asked Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell to make AAPC a Cooperating Party on the ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee. The American College of Cardiology (ACC) joins the American Medical Association (AMA) in recommending AAPC, saying “they represent the interests of individual physicians and healthcare providers who perform ...
Oct 29th, 2015
The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), the federal agency responsible for the use of the newly-implemented ICD-10 diagnosis code set in the United States, posted interim advice on its website concerning the interpretation of Excludes1 notes. VitalWare, LLC, reports in its October 26 issue of VitalAlert™, “There may be instances where conditions currently included ...
After the testimony of Rhonda Buckholtz, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, AAPC’s Vice President of ICD-10 Education and Training, among others at the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS) meeting in June of this year, Jason VandenAkker, CEO of AAPC, sent a letter to HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell. The letter requests that AAPC be included ...
In CMS
Jan 27th, 2012
Despite the urgings of the American Medical Association (AMA) for Congress to stop the implementation of ICD-10, ICD-9 updates have ceased (other than those necessary to accommodate new technology), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) is focusing its energy on ICD-10. Most recently, the agency, under ...