The widely-watched Halifax false claims case ended for all intents and purposes this week, not with a bang but with a whimper. If you can remember this far back, the Florida-based Halifax Hospital Medical Center and Halifax Staffing settled to the tune of $85 million in … [Read more...] about The Friday Dive: Halifax, ICD-10 and the rural health crisis
Parkinson icd 10
A group of healthcare organizations has sent a letter to Congressional leaders urging them to make sure there are no further delays to ICD-10 implementation. The letter came from a group of 15 health-related organizations, including the American Health Information Management … [Read more...] about Health groups urge Congress to keep next year’s ICD-10 deadline
For the past few years, providers have been shaking in their boots at the prospect of meeting the upcoming ICD-9 to ICD-10 conversion deadline. It is, after all, a pretty sizable project, demanding that providers and insurers switch out about 14,000 codes for about 69,000 codes. … [Read more...] about ICD-10: Maybe not the crisis hospitals anticipated?
Dive Brief: The American Medical Association and 99 medical specialty societies expressed concerns about the lack of a contingency plan for ICD-10 in a March 4 letter to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services acting administrator Andrew Slavitt. The letter claimed that … [Read more...] about No back-up plan for ICD-10? AHIMA says, ‘No problem’
Dive Brief: A recent report by RelayHealth Financial found denial rates for ICD-10 claims are close to 1.6%. The report analyzed 262 million claims processed between Oct. 1, 2015 and Feb. 15, 2016, totaling $810 billion, according to the press release. Although the … [Read more...] about Report: Denial rates for ICD-10 about 1.6%