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Preparing a Successful ICD-10 Transition

Countdown to ICD-10
May 22, 2014 9:19 AM by Elsevier
When it comes to ICD-10 implementation efforts, clinical documentation improvement (CDI) continues to be one of the most pressing concerns on the minds of healthcare providers. For some, the recent ICD-10 delay announcement couldn't come at a better time. Read More...
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ICD-10 Preparation: Teamwork Required
November 15, 2013 12:34 PM by Elsevier
Reflecting on our time at the AHIMA Convention & Exhibit in Atlanta, obviously there was a lot of focus on ICD-10. In addition to the usual interest in the upcoming implementation, there was also increased concern regarding the challenges of planning Read More...
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What Are Your Goals at AHIMA 2013?
October 17, 2013 9:18 AM by Elsevier
With less than two weeks to go, do you have your AHIMA game plan figured out? As always, there's a lot to do - and learn - so it requires a bit of forethought. ICD-10 likely will be top of mind for many, and participants will be looking for tips and tools Read More...
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Retention: Support is Key
August 23, 2013 9:54 AM by Elsevier
We recently addressed the importance of confidence building in transitioning to ICD-10. Perhaps nowhere is this more important than with your experienced coders. For these folks, this means not only instilling confidence that they're up to the task, but Read More...
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Beginning at the Beginning
July 2, 2013 11:05 AM by Elsevier
When something is as potentially overwhelming as ICD-10 implementation, it can feel like a flood roaring past, with no obvious place for you to jump in or way to take control. The good news is that, if it's done correctly, there will be no flood in the Read More...
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More ICD-10 Myths
June 5, 2013 2:30 PM by Elsevier
(This sponsored blog was written by Tom Ormondroyd, vice president/general manager, Precyse Learning Solutions.) Here is a continuation of some common ICD-10 myths, from my previous blog Dispelling Some Myths About ICD-10 . These are common ICD-10 myths Read More...
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ICD-10: An Important and Positive Change
May 24, 2013 2:36 PM by Elsevier
(This sponsored blog was written by Lee Ann Bryant, associate product manager, HealthStream.) If you work in any healthcare environment, you know how inundated we have become with information around ICD-10 - most of it leaning toward the negative end Read More...
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Are Hospitals Lagging Behind on ICD-10 Training? Survey says … Yes!
May 8, 2013 3:01 PM by Elsevier
(This sponsored blog was written by Lee Ann Bryant, associate product manager, HealthStream.) According to a recent survey conducted by the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI), an industry leader on the use of healthcare IT to improve the Read More...
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Advance Your Documentation Quality and Accuracy Now While Preparing For ICD-10
May 1, 2013 11:07 AM by Elsevier
(This sponsored blog was written by Lee Ann Bryant, associate product manager, HealthStream.) Many think ICD-10 is only a coding problem, but the true challenge of ICD-10 is the need for increasing specificity and granularity in documentation in order Read More...
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Small and Medium Practices: ICD-10 Implementation Timeline
April 4, 2013 3:05 PM by Elsevier
(This sponsored blog was written by Lee Ann Bryant, associate product manager, HealthStream.) With small and medium practices in mind, CMS has put together the following checklist of ICD-10 tasks, including estimated timeframes for each task. Depending Read More...
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Helping Physicians Succeed in an ICD-10 World
March 21, 2013 2:07 PM by Elsevier
By Stephen McClure, marketing manager-content, HealthStream As the healthcare industry draws closer to the go-live date, ICD-10 remains a polarizing topic among healthcare professionals. While some healthcare organizations are actively preparing for a Read More...
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ICD-10: (Un)Risky Business
March 6, 2013 7:03 AM by Elsevier
By Lee Ann Bryant, associate product manager, HealthStream With so much uncertainty and overwhelming change associated with a transition to ICD-10, how could we ignore the potential risks involved? The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Read More...
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ICD-10 is Coming: Are You on Track and Ready?
February 19, 2013 12:34 PM by Elsevier
By Lee Ann Bryant, associate product manager, HealthStream Although nearly all healthcare providers are aware of the Oct. 1, 2014, deadline, studies show that most are unprepared for this transition. Recognizing that these changes require widespread education Read More...
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HealthStream's ICD-10 Resource Library
February 5, 2013 7:40 AM by Elsevier
By Lee Ann Bryant, associate product manager, HealthStream. The decision has been made to move forward with your ICD-10 education and training, but the transition process is just beginning. Some lingering questions might be ... "Where will we look for Read More...
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ICD-10 Myth Busters
January 21, 2013 4:15 PM by Elsevier
By Lee Ann Bryant, associate product manager, HealthStream The impending shift to ICD-10 comes with many challenges as well as opportunities. The old adage "don't believe everything you hear" certainly stands true as we rapidly approach what has come Read More...
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