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ICD-10-CM/PCS Extension Approved

As most in the healthcare industry are aware, on March 31, 2014, the US Senate passed bill H.R. 4302 – Protecting Access to Medicare, which contains language extending the implementation of ICD-10-CM/PCS to October 1, 2015. Although not surprised, we understand the recent decision. Like many others in the healthcare industry, VitalWare has been preparing...

VitalWare Announces Response to ICD-10 Implementation Extension

Remains Focused on Delivering Innovative Solutions that Integrate Key Processes Including Documentation, Coding, Billing and Auditing under ICD-9 or ICD-10 YAKIMA, WA, April 1, 2014—Today, VitalWare, the leader in business intelligence for ICD-10 and beyond, announced its response to the continued passage of H.R. Bill 4302 – Protecting Access to Medicare, which contains language extending...

Senate Passes ICD-10 Delay Bill

Posted by Chris Dimick in the Journal of AHIMA on March 31, 2014 The Senate voted today to approve a bill that will delay the implementation of ICD-10-CM/PCS by at least one year. The bill now moves to President Obama, who is expected to sign it into law. The bill was passed 64-35 at 6:59...

Road to 10: ICD-10 Training Webinar Series

From CMS’s ICD-10 News email from March 12, 2014: As the October 1, 2014, ICD-10 compliance date approaches, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) continues to work in collaboration with providers and other industry stakeholders to help prepare for the transition. CMS is hosting a series of ICD-10 Training Webinars that will focus...

Western Reserve Hospital Selects VitalWare and DCBA for ICD-10 Upfront Risk Analysis

Combined solutions will help hospital mitigate risks of transition to new coding system. Yakima, Washington– February 20, 2014 – VitalWare, the leader in business intelligence for ICD-10 and beyond, today announced they were selected, along with DCBA, to provide Western Reserve Hospital, located in Cuyahoga Falls, OH, with ICD-10 upfront risk analysis using the company’s VitalAuditor...

Medicare FFS Testing

Feb. 19, 2014 ICD-10 Update from CMS’s weekly email. CMS has released MLN Matters article SE1409, “Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Edition (ICD-10) Testing Approach.” Keep Up to Date on ICD-10 Visit the CMS ICD-10 website for the latest news and resources to help you prepare for the ICD-10 transition.

ICD-10 in 2014

From the February 6, 2014 CMS ICD-10 News newsletter. With less than one year to go until the October 1, 2014, ICD-10 compliance date, now is the time to assess your progress. CMS continues to work with health care organizations to develop and distribute a variety of resources to help you with your ICD-10 planning...

ICD-10 Training Webinar Video: Navigating ICD-10, the Provider Perspective

From CMS ICD-10 News Weekly Update December 6, 2013: CMS has released a new recording of an ICD-10 training webinar conducted for the National Association of Community Health Centers. The video is available on the ICD-10 Provider Resources page. This webinar includes information on: Changes in ICD code structure, code definitions, and the recurring patterns that help...

The Financial Risks of Transitioning to ICD-10: Key Considerations for Hospitals and Health Systems

Written by Helen Adamopoulos and Sponsored by VitalWare Finance, Revenue Cycle and ICD-10 section of Becker’s Hospital Review Concerning ICD-10 preparation, the time has come for hospital finance executives to put pen to paper, says Kerry Martin, CEO and founder of healthcare intelligence provider VitalWare. Waiting too long could result in getting caught in “rush...