In CMS
Oct 16th, 2014
The National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS) called on Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell to communicate the need to implement ICD-10 to the United States Congress after stakeholders expressed frustration at the group’s ICD coordination and maintenance meeting. In a letter outlining the HHS committee’s recommendations following a June meeting, the ...
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 ...
Jul 15th, 2014
Highlights from Rhonda Buckholtz’ testimony, CMS announcements, an open letter from AAPC to Secretary Burwell, and an invitation for an AAPC-CMS joint webinar. On June 10, 2014, representatives across multiple industries participated in a National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS) hearing. Spokespeople from AAPC and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) offered ...
Jun 17th, 2014
Today Rhonda Buckholtz, Vice President of ICD training and education at AAPC, was asked to give her thoughts on the recent NCVHS hearing. To provide context on the current efforts professionals have made, Rhonda shared the results of a recent AAPC member survey. Prior to the ICD-10 delay, members indicated the following: 25% completed the ...
In CMS
May 22nd, 2014
The ICD-9-CM Coordination and Maintenance Committee of the National Committee for  Vital Health Statistics (NCVHS) implemented a partial freeze of the ICD-9-CM and ICD-10 (ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS) codes prior to the implementation of ICD-10, which would end one year after the implementation of ICD-10. On April 1, 2014, the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of ...