The following information was released by CMS Thursday, May 14, 2015:
The following information was released by CMS today, May 4, 2015:
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With the passage of the "SGR bill", which contained no reference to further delays for ICD-10, many practices have found themselves scrambling to prepare before the October deadline. If this describes your practice, we'd like to invite you to join us for an educational webinar where you will learn what your practice needs to do to prepare for the transition to ICD-10.
Unless you've been hiding under a rock somewhere, you've likely seen the news about President Obama signing the bill for the repeal of SGR last week. You've probably also noticed the related headlines focused on the lack of reference in the bill to any further ICD-10 delays. An AACP article described the lack of verbiage as giving "further momentum towards the Oct 1, 2015 implementation deadline and creating increased urgency for those still preparing for the new medical code set, with all major hurdles now cleared."
Whether you are within a large or small practice setting, the primary goal of any medical provider is to provide meaningful, efficient and timely patient care. High quality care boosts your practice reputation, improves patient retention rates and helps you to gain new patients as well.
However, there are times when countless hours of heavy paperwork or inefficient software systems take away from quality patient time. The good news is there is an easy-to-use, affordable solution for medical practices of all sizes.
The following update was released today, April 13, 2015, through the CMS MLN Connects Provider eNews:
With the ICD-10 deadline looming and further delays appearing to be unlikely, many practices are scrambling to prepare for the change. We receive countless calls from providers and office managers who need to find an ICD-10 compliant solution and training for their staff that will enable them to navigate the changing landscape.
The infographic below provides a SOAP note, of sorts, to help you determine whether your practice is ready for the change, and solutions to help you prepare if you're not.
This infographic by MedData Point shows EHR technology and the transition to ICD-10 as being top priorities for physicians in 2015.
How do these align with the practice management priorities you've established for your office this year?