Jul 14th, 2015
 By Rhonda Buckholtz, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CENTC, CGSC, COBGC, CPEDC For those breathing a sigh of relief in hopes of not having to be prepared based on the recent release from CMS and AMA need to take a deeper breath. Let’s take a closer look at two of the provisions to understand why: CMS will ...
Jun 24th, 2015
June 22, The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced in an email blast press release that the 100 day countdown to ICD-10 implementation has begun. Check out AAPC’s ICD-10 resources to ensure you are on track for the October 1, 2015 compliance date of the new diagnosis coding system. The CMS website is ...
Jun 5th, 2015
A proposed bill by Rep. Gary Palmer (R-Ala) aims at creating a two-year grace period in which healthcare providers cannot be denied payment of services for ICD-10 related errors. The bill, Protecting Patients and Physicians Against Coding Act, is the third of its kind in recent months. Palmer, along with 32 original co-sponsors, hopes to ...
May 1st, 2014
BREAKING NEWS: CMS Hints at ICD-10 Implementation Date The transition date for ICD-10-CM/PCS was stated in last night’s release of the 2015 IPPS Proposed Rule. In three separate instances, CMS references October 1, 2015 as the new implementation date for ICD-10-CM/PCS.  Page 648 “…ICD-10-CM/PCS Transition” “The ICD-10-CM/PCS transition is scheduled to take place on October 1, 2015. ...
May 1st, 2012
The future depends on the specificity that ICD-10 offers. By Annie Boynton, BS, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CPC-I, RHIT, CCS, CCS-P, CPhT As Coding Edge went to press, Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius had just announced a proposed one-year delay of the implementation of ICD-10 to Oct. 1, 2014 from Oct. ...