ICD-10 is Here, But is Everything Functioning Properly?
The moment we've all been waiting for is finally here! After 3 years of preparation, deliberations and setbacks, the ICD-10 deadline came on October 1st, 2015. The X-Link Team is committed to helping healthcare professionals everywhere successfully transition to ICD-10 as painlessly as possible by providing educational materials, training and support!
X-Link MSI 17 ICD-10 Module Updates
X-Link Medical Software Interfacing (MSI) 17 is the ONLY version of MSI to transfer ICD-10 codes. Check out the latest updates to our modules to see specific ICD-10 Changes. If your software system is listed on our systems linked list, we can get an interface set up to bi-directionally transfer your patient data to reduce data entry errors that may further lead to unprocessed claims after October 1st.
Test ICD-10 Today With the X-Link Team
Making sure your ICD-10 workflow is streamlined and functional is simple with Easy Business Software (EBS)! EBS' expert support services are here to help your practice with anything ICD-10 related; Test ICD-10 claim files with your software and X-Link MSI 17 today, or utilize our ICD-10 training services for you and your staff. Take advantage of the time left before the ICD-10 deadline! Our support calendar is filling quickly!
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Checklist: Questions to Ask Your Systems Vendors about ICD-10
As the health care industry embraces broader use of health IT, many providers are looking to purchase or upgrade their clinical and administrative health IT systems. ICD-10 should be a consideration when choosing either clinical or administrative health IT systems.
Asking the right questions about ICD-10 will help ensure that a new system will meet your practice’s health IT goals.
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FAQ: CMS and AMA Announce Efforts to Help Prepare for ICD-10
CMS and the American Medical Association (AMA) have announced a joint effort to continue to help physicians not only prepare for the October 1 deadline but also assist in the transition period beyond the implementation date. Included, is a list of provisions that will help practices remain stable and avoid financial disruption during the transition.
Infographic: Provider Readiness Scenarios by Availity
Our partner company, Availity released 6 provider scenarios to help those of you who are stumbling over ICD-10 roadblocks. Let Availity teach you about what to do if your software vendor or clearinghouse isn't ICD-10 ready, if you need to learn more about ICD-10 coding, or if you are unsure of how to process ICD-9 and 10 codes during the transition.
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Toolkit: ICD-10 Implementation Success Initiative
This is your one-stop ICD-10 shop! The goal of this initiative is to ensure a successful ICD-10 implementation for all healthcare industry stakeholders including healthcare providers, payers, clearinghouses and vendors.
- Fact sheets, check lists, important transition activities, step-by-step information on implementation planning, education & training modules, and much more.
Webinar: Formulating Your ICD-10 Denial Management Strategy
Facilities that effectively implement an ICD-10 denial management strategy and leverage the ICD-10 denial grace period will be positioned to thrive in a time where many unprepared organizations may not. Watch this informative Webcast to learn about:
5 Strategies for Continued ICD-10 Success
Rethinking provider-outsource coding vendor relationship
Click to learn several ways in which hospital executives can work with health information management (HIM) professionals to ensure dynamic outsourced and contract coding relationships continue to place an emphasis on organization-wide success long after the switch to ICD-10.
Insurers: Major Insurers Give Their Policies on Reimbursing ICD-10 Claims
While the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced a year's grace period this summer when it comes to claims coded with ICD-10, not all large commercial payers are following suit.
We asked some of the top plans their reimbursement policies and whether they are following CMS guidelines in not denying Medicare Part B physician fee schedule claims that lack specificity, as long as they contain an ICD-10 code from the right family of codes.
Lack of Data Feed Planning Likely to Impact Collections
As reported in the January edition of ReveNews, compatibility between provider billing platforms and outbound data feeds from hospitals, referring doctors and other service providers represents one of the greatest threats to a smooth ICD-10 transition for all healthcare organizations. “It is essential that plans be put in place now to establish interfaces for exchanging data between clinical and billing systems, both internally and with provider partners,” (McKesson).
Preparedness Assessment: HIMSS ICD-10 PlayBook
The ICD-10 PlayBook from HIMSS provides critical information to assist hospitals, ambulatory centers, practitioners, and their staff in transitioning to the ICD-10 code set, including:
- The ICD-10 Financial Risk Calculator Summary Report
- An ICD-10 Financial Risk Calculator
- An ICD-20 Cost Prediction Model
-The VitalVendors ICD-10 Report Card for Providers
The Day After: When ICD-10 Work Really Begins
"While providers may be inclined to breathe a huge sigh of relief once they have successfully executed ICD-10 implementation and testing, the reality is that most of the hard work still awaits them after October 1, 2014.
That's because for even the well-prepared, flipping the switch to ICD-10 won't be anything close to a seamless transition."
Coding: 2016 ICD-10-CM and GEMs
The 2016 ICD-10-CM files below contain information on the new diagnosis coding system, ICD-10-CM, that is a replacement for ICD-9-CM, Volumes 1 and 2. These 2016 ICD-10-CM codes are to be used for services provided from October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2016.
Training: How to Give ICD-10 Training a Turbo Boost
Healthcare consultant Denny Flint says dual coding is the way to quickly learn ICD-10 coding. As you assign ICD-9 codes to cases as they go through the system, assign ICD-10 codes too. This learning by doing will give your team practice working with the ICD-10 code sets and highlight clinical documentation deficiencies. Hopefully it will test your systems too.