2011 July Features

June 27, 2011
COVER STORY – ICD-10 – HOSPITALS

The switch from ICD-9 to ICD-10

How to reduce claims and coding errors.

As the healthcare industry undergoes conversion from about 17,000 ICD-9 codes to more than 155,000 ICD-10 codes on Oct. 1, 2013, we asked our panel of experts the following question:

As we continue transitioning to ICD-10, what are the best ways to reduce claims and coding errors?

ICD-10 – HOSPITALS

ICD-10: A master data challenge

ICD -10 is mandated at a difficult time of many changes.
By John Wollman

CLAIMS AND CODING- PAYERS

How agile is your claims adjudication system

Business process management technology can ultimately replace core systems at reduced risk.
By Elizabeth Hart

CODING COMPLIANCE – HOSPITALS

The drive to coding complianc

Three ways to ignite coding performance.
By Cathy Brownfield, RHIA, CCS; and Alice Zentner, RHIA

TESTING CERTIFICATION – EMR

EHR certification:
Getting comfortable with the concept

An understanding of what certification is and isn’t, how it differs from meaningful use and what long-term benefits it could bring.
By Rik Drummond

VIEWPOINT

They said I was sick; turns out it was just a code

by Phil Colpas

THOUGHT LEADERS

Meeting REMS head on

by Scot Walker, PharmD, MS, BCPS

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