The following article was originally published on The CMS Blog.
By Dr. Bill Rogers, ICD-10 Ombudsman
In March 2015, MDeverywhere announced a merger with eMDs, a leading provider of electronic health records. The merger has allowed us to offer a fully integrated clinical, financial and administrative system designed to help physicians build a better practice.
Your EHR is the most important tool in the ICD-9 to ICD-10 conversion. Since mapping from ICD-9 to ICD-10 will in most cases not be one-to-one, EHRs help guide providers to the appropriate ICD-10 diagnosis.
With increasingly complex contract terms and the proliferation of plan products with the creation of the healthcare exchanges, it is more critical (and difficult!) than ever for physician groups to manage payer contracting through physician contract negotiation. Review Your Contracts The devil is in the details.
KPMG released the results of their latest healthcare cybersecurity survey and the findings are grim. Of the 223 executives surveyed nearly 80% say their information technology has been compromised by healthcare cyber-attacks. The most important cyber security concerns for healthcare providers and payers are coming from external sources.
Greatest Vulnerabilities in Data Security
Closing out the week, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released two important announcements.
First, CMS declared the latest, and final, round of ICD-10 fee-for-service end-to-end testing was a success. 29,286 test claims were received July 20-24 with 87% of the claims being accepted.