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CMS Says ICD-10 Will Be Implemented on October 1, 2015

According to CMS, the transition from the ICD-9 to the ICD-10 diagnosis coding system is set to occur on October 1, 2105. The ICD-10 transition was originally scheduled for October 1, 2013, but has been delayed a number of...more

CMS Cancels ICD-10 Testing

The MLN Connects™ Provider eNews contains important news, announcements, and updates for health care professionals. ICD-10 Compliance Date - On April 1, 2014, the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (PAMA)...more

Preparing for the Conversion to ICD-10

With the ICD-10 implementation date delayed once again until October 1, 2015, providers who were previously unprepared for the transition or had only begun their transition planning have an extra year to address the upcoming...more

The Corporate Governance Review: Chapter 4: Canada

OVERVIEW OF GOVERNANCE REGIME - Canada’s system of corporate governance is derived from the British common law model and strongly influenced by developments in the United States. While corporate governance practices in...more

CMS Outpatient and Physician Payment Rules: Don't Miss the Efficient Quality of Care Reform Forest for the Dollar Trees

The final physician fee schedule (PFS) and hospital outpatient department payment rules for FY 2014 clearly signal the continued intent by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to transform the healthcare...more

2013 Healthcare Year In Review

Bob Dylan's quote from 1964 -- "The Times They Are A-Changin" -- could equally apply to the healthcare industry in 2013. This was the year that the Affordable Care Act ("ACA") came into full public view with the start of the...more

Publication of End-Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System Final Rule

On December 2, 2013, the Federal Register published CMS’s Final Rule regarding the prospective payment system (PPS) for End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). Most provisions are effective on January 1, 2014, with limited exceptions...more

The Code War: The international classification of diseases and why you should care about a big change on the horizon

Coming soon to a courtroom near you: “Mr. Expert, can you tell us what upcoding is and whether you found it in Dr. Smith’s billing for treating the plaintiff?” the defense lawyer asked her medical coding...more

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