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4 Steps for Success: ICD-10 Training for Physicians and Non-Clinicians

Posted by The HCI Group on August 12, 2015 at 11:52 AM

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4 Steps for Success: ICD-10 Training for Physicians and Non-Clinicians

Coding and testing claims is not enough to successfully transition to ICD-10, even if your results have been positive.

You need a broadly educated and narrowly trained workforce to use the right codes and to process coded information properly. 

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Topics: ICD-10

ICD-10 for Health Plans: Essential Elements for Effective Testing Strategies

Posted by The HCI Group on June 12, 2015 at 9:46 AM

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ICD-10 for Health Plans: Essential Elements for Effective Testing Strategies

Testing your readiness for ICD-10 processing is like checking your car for leaks. Everything may seem fine inside but you also have to check outside to spot potential problems.

Ensuring that your internal systems can properly process claims and other information using new codes is a mere prelude to confirming that you can integrate with vendors, providers and other external trading partners.

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Topics: ICD-10, Payer

ICD-10 Implementation: Five Steps to Meeting the Deadline

Posted by The HCI Group on January 27, 2015 at 12:34 PM

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The clock may be ticking on meeting the deadline for implementing ICD-10 but you can still prepare in the time left if you focus your efforts properly.

Devote a project manager to nothing but transitioning your organization to the new coding system and focus their efforts on the follow preparations. Ensure that they have support from the highest levels of leadership along the way as well, so that they can get help in removing internal or external roadblocks, like hesitant clinicians or unresponsive vendors, if needed.

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ICD-10 Dual Coding Webinar: Revenue Gamble?

Posted by The HCI Group on October 1, 2014 at 3:38 PM

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ICD-10 Dual Coding Webinar: Revenue Gamble?

When done strategically, dual coding can have a significant impact on your organization’s bottom-line. With  the ICD-10 deadline only 12 months away, more and more organizations are adopting a dual coding plan in their conversion process. Taking these measures now has the potential to improve accuracy and save both time and money come October 2015.

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Topics: ICD-10, Webinar Recordings

The ICD-10 Conversion Process: CIOs and The Great Delay

Posted by The HCI Group on June 5, 2014 at 8:00 AM

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The ICD-10 Conversion Process: CIOs and The Great Delay

"Crash programs fail because they are based on the theory that with nine women pregnant you can get a baby a month" - Werner Von Braun

While it's unlikely that there are CIOs with their head in the proverbial sand, some have openly questioned the logic and timing of such mandates. Most would liken the ICD-1O conversion process as "undesirable" at best. Conversely, kicking the can down the road comes with its own set of complications.

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Topics: ICD-10

ICD-10 Conversion Process: 7 Steps to Help You Prepare for Dual Coding

Posted by The HCI Group on November 15, 2013 at 9:39 AM

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ICD-10 Conversion Process: 7 Steps to Help You Prepare for Dual Coding

ICD-10 Transition Background

As we all know ICD-10 is  one of the biggest changes to healthcare providers since the creation of Medicare. Implementing ICD-10 will impact every IT system process and transaction that contains or uses a diagnosis or procedure code. It affects many aspects of business operations and technology alike. ICD-10 is not simply a refinement or expansion of ICD-9, rather, it represents a wholesale replacement of one coding system with another that is fundamentally different in terms of structure and logic.

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Overcoming 5 Obstacles in the ICD-10 Conversion Process

Posted by The HCI Group on August 14, 2013 at 10:57 AM

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Overcoming 5 Obstacles in the ICD-10 Conversion Process

The looming ICD-10 conversion presents both opportunities and challenges to healthcare organizations. With the October 1, 2015 compliance date coming quickly, the time you have to get up to speed is rapidly dwindling. If you're like many companies, though, your conversion process might not be moving as fast as it should. In an Aloft Group study of healthcare professionals, almost three-quarters of the respondents indicated that their organization either hadn't started its ICD-10 conversion process at all or was less than 25 percent of the way through it.

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Topics: ICD-10, Revenue Cycle

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