The ICD-10 Marathon Is Far From Over

Four months after the switchover to ICD-10, many healthcare pundits and reporters characterize the changeover as a non-event reminiscent of Y2K.  I respectfully disagree.   Y2K was a technical and…

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Meaningful Use – Does it Have a Future?

There was quite a reaction when at a conference last week, Andy Slavitt, the Acting Administrator of CMS, appeared to announce that the EHR Meaningful Use program would be done…

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2016 – The Year of the Specific

So we survived 2015 – the year of ICD-10 implementation. Congratulations on a job well done, but it is just the start. Let’s look at 2016 and consider it: “The…

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Four States get ICD-10 Deadline Extension

CMS has announced that 4 State Medicaid agencies (California, Maryland, Louisiana, and Montana) will not process ICD-10 codes directly, but will use a “crosswalk” technique, which will allow them to…

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CMS/AMA announce agreement to move forward on ICD-10!

On July 6th, CMS and the AMA jointly announced efforts to help providers get ready for ICD-10. “ICD 10 implementation is set to begin on October 1, and it is…

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ICD-10-CM and Physician Reimbursement

Although pundits debate about whether a coalition of physicians will thwart the adoption of ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS by October 2015, I want to take a moment to discuss the importance…

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Step up and make ICD-10 a reality!

While there is some relief in learning the final rule for the Oct 1 2015 deadline for ICD-10 has been established, I think we all learned a hard lesson on…

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Problem: Angina Pectoris-related Spasm and Graft Harvesting for Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Solution: Improved Physician Documentation

Welcome to the ICDLogic blog. Our aim is to take the pain out of ICD-10 implementation. We invite you to visit this space regularly as we will be posting on…

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