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What You Need to Know: Proposed Federal Fiscal Year 2018 ICD-10 Code Updates

We are pleased to introduce Jodi Stewart, Director, Professional Services/Clinical Coding Integrity at VitalWare. Jodi has over 27 years of experience in healthcare, including experience in Inpatient and Outpatient Coding, as well as Auditing and Coding Education. She is RHIA, CCS, CDIP certified and an AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer. The latest ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance (C&M)...

The Future is Now: Insight into the 2017 ICD-10-CM/PCS Code Sets

We are pleased to introduce Jodi Stewart, Director of Professional Services/Clinical Coding Integrity at VitalWare. Jodi has 27 years of experience in healthcare, including experience in Inpatient and Outpatient Coding, as well as Auditing and Coding Education. She is RHIA, CCS, CDIP certified and an AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer. The implementation of ICD-10-CM/PCS almost a year...

Devil of a Time

By Lisa A. Eramo For The Record July 2016 Vol. 28 No. 7 P. 20 Why reporting outpatient time-based CPT codes isn’t as easy as it seems. Outpatient time-based CPT codes may seem relatively straightforward, yet many organizations continue to struggle with documentation and coding compliance. Thus, these codes are generally an easy target for recovery...

ICD-10-PCS Has a Starring Role in the FFY 2017 IPPS Proposed Rule

We are pleased to introduce Jodi Stewart, Director, Professional Services/Clinical Coding Integrity at VitalWare. Jodi has over 26 years of experience in healthcare, including Inpatient and Outpatient Coding and Auditing, as well as Coding Education. She is RHIA, CCS, CDIP certified and an AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued...

The Light at the End of the ICD Code Freeze

We are pleased to introduce Jodi Stewart, Director, Professional Services/Clinical Coding Integrity at VitalWare. Jodi has over 26 years of experience in Healthcare, including experience in Inpatient and Outpatient Coding and Auditing and Coding Education. She is RHIA, CCS, CDIP certified and an AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer. UrbanDictionary.com describes the term “light at the end of the...

We Take Safety Seriously and So Do You

Congratulations to the hospitals who earned an ‘A’ in safety on the Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2015 Hospital Safety Score. More than 700 facilities scored the highest marks in patient safety – we are proud our customers are among them.   See the entire list here.

Kalispell Regional Health Shares ICD-10 Success Story Using VitalWare’s VitalAuditor: Surviving the Transition and Securing the Future

Yakima, Washington, October 13, 2015 – VitalWare™, the leader in business intelligence for ICD-10 and beyond, and Kalispell Regional Health (KRH) announce their partnership success through a Client Experience Showcase outlining KRH’s preparation for the transition to ICD-10 and the securing of their future under the new code set.   Over two years ago, KRH...

Are Your Clinicians Familiar with ICD-10 Coding and Documentation Concepts?

From CMS ICD-10 News September 17, 2015 ICD-10 is less than 15 days away. Are your clinicians familiar with ICD-10 coding and documentation concepts? The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released a new infographic to help you get familiar with ICD-10 clinical documentation concepts. If the documentation does not support the increased specificity...

CMS Conducts Final Successful Medicare FFS ICD-10 End-to-End Testing Week in July

From CMS ICD-10 News August 28, 2015 From July 20 through 24, 2015, Medicare Fee-For-Service (FFS) health care providers, clearinghouses, and billing agencies participated in a third successful ICD-10 end-to-end testing week with all Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) and the Durable Medical Equipment (DME) MAC Common Electronic Data Interchange (CEDI) contractor. CMS was able to...