ICD-9 vs. ICD-10: 10 Differences to Know

On October 1, 2015, the ICD-9-CM (International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification) code sets used by healthcare providers in the U.S. to report medical diagnoses and inpatient procedures was replaced by ICD-10-CM (International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification) code sets. The U.S., which implemented the ICD-9 code sets in 1979, was

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Top Metrics to Monitor ICD-10 Performance

Many practices have managed to settle with the new ICD-10 according to payers and clearinghouses. Well, are things really moving in the right direction? This picture will get more clear when remittances will start coming in in a proper manner. With monitoring your productivity, you need to watch the cash flow too. You need to

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Doctor Pay for Performance: Benefit or Whack-a-Mole Solution?

Healthcare is not short of controversy these days. Transformational change is disrupting every corner of the industry. One of the questions facing many doctors is how did I get here? Remembering back to medical school, we were passionate, committed, empathic individuals choosing to serve a higher calling. We took out loans to pay for medical

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