Archive for the Week of February 6, 2014

Archive for the Week of February 6, 2014

Welcome to the medical billing blog archive for the week of February 6, 2014.

Here you will find links to every article added to the Outsource Management Group web site during the week of February 6, 2014.

You can browse this week's archives by clicking the "More" button from any of the excerpts below.

EHR Meaningful Use and Stage 2 Guidelines

January has brought upon the EHR (electronic health records) Stage 2 incentive programs start for physician and medical practices. However, there is a great deal of concern that those doctors who can meet Stage 1 requirements will not be able to meet the Stage 2, because their EHRs are not up to standard and neither are the vendors that they deal with. There are 2200 products and almost 1400 EHR certifications for Stage 1, but only 75 products and 21 EHR certifications for stage 2. Around 90 percent of the vendors are expected to not be ready for stage 2. Stage 2 is the second step of meaningful use for

Are You an Opponent or Proponent of ICD-10?

ICD-10 is coming whether we like it or not, but I am interested in hearing feedback from colleagues, providers, etc. Do you like or dislike the ideas behind ICD-10? Will it have a big impact on your job? Do you think we will be ready come October? Give us your insights and feedback as to how you feel about ICD-10. Comment Here ↓

When Should You Start Your Formal ICD-10 Training?

An intensive ICD-10-CM and PCS training program including book-based code selection and training on encoder usage is recommended for everyone involved in the ICD-10 transition. However, the question is when should you start your training program?   Our Answer: Formal training needs to start now, but at the very least 6-9 months before the deadline of October 1st. By training for the 6-9 month period, most of the information learned will be retained once the new system goes live in October.

2W01XYZ Change Other Device on Face

ICD-10 Procedure Code – 2W01XYZ Utilized for the procedure of Changing Other Device on the Face.

2W01X9Z Change Wire on Face

ICD-10 Procedure Code – 2W01X9Z Utilized for the procedure of Changing a Wire on the Face.

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