Posts Tagged ‘icd-10’

4 Things to Know About the Zika Virus and Health IT

Similar to the Ebola virus outbreak in 2014, healthcare IT will play a critical role in tracking the Zika virus, a mosquito-borne flavivirus that causes flulike symptoms in patients and is particularly concerning for pregnant women. The virus is currently spreading in South America, Central America and the Caribbean, and disease surveillance technology is key […]

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The 18 Most Bizarre ICD-10 Codes [Infographic]

While the ICD-10 implementation deadline has changed a few times, the ICD-10 code itself is set - and quite specific. If you go to the hospital because of, say, a sea lion bite, a fall into a prison swimming pool or a nasty library injury, you're covered in coding terms, as there's a code for […]

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AHA Releases ICD-10 Transition Checklist for Hospital Leaders

The Oct. 1 ICD-10 deadline is less than two months away, which means hospitals should be in the homestretch for implementing ICD-10 codes. With that in mind, the American Hospital Association (AHA) released a checklist this week that hospitals should follow to ensure a successful transition. The AHA is encouraging hospital leaders to share the […]

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Top Healthcare Trends of 2015 (Infographic)

"The only thing constant in life is change," said Heraclitus, circa 500 B.C., and the year 2015 - and the healthcare industry - are no exception. With the second quarter of 2015 underway, more healthcare transition is on the horizon for the remainder of 2015. The ICD-10 deadline is Oct. 1, and by the end of […]

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5 Health IT Hashtags to Follow

Supporters of ICD-10 will take to Twitter today to engage in hashtag advocacy for their cause. The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) is promoting a Twitter rally using the hashtag #ICD10Matters to urge Congress to stick to the October 1 deadline for implementing the ICD-10 diagnostic code update. AHIMA claims a previous rally held earlier […]

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Most Providers Ready to Start ICD-10 Testing by End of Year

A majority of healthcare providers in a new survey say they used last year’s ICD-10 implementation delay to their advantage and are prepared to start testing. A newly released ICD-10 readiness survey from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) says that 65% of respondents could begin end-to-end testing prior to the fourth quarter of 2015, […]

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How ICD-10 Could Help Track Ebola Outbreak [Infographic]

With more than 3,000 known Ebola cases and 1,500 deaths from the virus, public health officials and healthcare organizations are eager to track the spread of Ebola and share this data with others in the industry. Currently, there is no specific ICD-9 code for Ebola; it's tracked in hospitals that have not updated to ICD-10 with […]

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