Posts Categorized: ICD-10

Electronic ICD-10 Superbill for Physician Practices

The paper superbill is one of the most productive and widely adopted tools in medical practices in the past 30 years…and it will become extinct on October 1, 2015.  Despite widespread EHR adoption, the paper superbill is being used by more than 54% of physician practices today.  It is an incredibly flexible and powerful tool…


Electronic ICD-10 Superbill for eTHOMAS Clients

The paper superbill is one of the most productive and widely adopted tools in medical practices in the past 30 years…and it will become extinct on October 1, 2015.  Despite widespread EHR adoption, the paper superbill is being used by more than 54% of physician practices today.  It is an incredibly flexible and powerful tool…


FREE ICD-10 Conversion Analysis

White Plume provides FREE ICD-10 conversion analysis. Many practices struggle with how to begin working on their ICD-10 project.  They know the risks to physician productivity and cash flow caused by ICD-10, but it is difficult to communicate the impact to staff and physicians. One of the BEST ways to get started is to show…


ICD-10 Costs for Physician Practices

In 2008, Nachimson Advisors published a landmark paper projecting the cost of implementing ICD-10 in physician practices.  On February 12, 2014 an updated study was published with additional details and revised projections.  The study projects total ICD-10 costs to range from $21,000 – $82,000 per provider.


ICD-10 is Coming, White Plume Can Help

Given the letters CMS sent to AHIMA and AMA last month, it seems clear there is no intention to delay the ICD-10 conversion again.  With less than 7 months before October 1, 2014, the time to prepare is now.  Preparation involves more than just system upgrades.  Practices need to consider how physicians will be impacted, specifically…


ICD-10 Threatens Physician Productivity

Carl Natale of ICD-10 Watch wrote an article recently discussing the trends to watch in 2013 when it comes to preparing for ICD-10. He makes the point that one of physician’s greatest complaints about ICD-10 is surrounding the time and money it will take to make the conversion to ICD-10.  A physician’s time is money,…


ICD-10 Delay: What To Do With Your Time

The Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) announcement of a proposed rule that would delay ICD-10’s implementation compliance date by a year—to October 1, 2014—has allowed the industry to sigh with relief. However, there are reasons for the delay. If indeed the industry was unprepared for the 2013 transition, perhaps as a result of…


With ICD-10 Delay, ICD-11 Enters the Conversation

CMS administrator Marilyn Tavenner hinted at a delay in ICD-10 implementation when speaking to an AMA meeting on Tuesday, February 14, 2012. Rather vaguely, Tavenner said CMS would “reexamine the timing” of ICD-10 implementation. Two days later Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius removed all doubt when she stated that HHS “announces intent to delay ICD-10 compliance date.” 


Two ICD-10 Real Estate Solutions

As you prepare for the ICD-10 changeover on October 1, 2014, what will you do with your paper superbill?


ICD-10: Doctors, do you have the time?

Rhonda Buckholz, vice president of ICD-10 training and education for the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC), addressed the American Academy of Otolaryngology (AAO) last week during the Annual Meeting and Expo in San Francisco. Ms. Buckholz explained that the forthcoming change from ICD-9 to ICD-10 will have a substantial impact on the entire practice.