There is a potentially exponential problem ahead: ICD-10. The cost for medical practices to implement the new coding requirements seems to be growing daily as new hurdles are uncovered.
Every year, physicians start to sweat when the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) releases the final rule on the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) reflecting the financial impact the Standard Growth Rate (SGR) adjustment will have on their business in the upcoming year.
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The Kaiser Family Foundation published their annual health insurance survey at the end of September. The results were astounding. Last year, the average premium increase for family plans was 9%, with employer sponsored plans costing an average of $15,000 per family.
Steve Jobs’ commitment to innovation and technology left a legacy which will impact the healthcare technology industry for years to come. Brian Horowitz, contributor to eWEEK mobile, recounts Jobs’ impact on Healthcare IT in his recent article.
The American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have announced over 430 changes will be present in the 2012 HPCS II Code Books. Many medical practices can now begin to revise their encounter forms in preparation for 2012.
The introduction of smaller and cheaper tablets may help land more tablets in medical practices and throughout the healthcare industry.
CMS’s HIPAA standards 4010 to 5010 conversion will take place on January 1, 2012. Many practices have high expectations of the new 5010 format, some even hoping for the capability to list more than four diagnoses per procedure or line item.