We’ve all heard the saying, “old habits die hard.” It’s hard to change something you’re so used to doing, and often, we’re scared of the risks and outcome of trying something new. However, when it comes to claim management in your practice, simply following the same process out of habit isn’t going to cut it anymore, especially when ICD-10 hits this year.Read More
The October 1st implementation date for ICD-10 is approaching faster than you think, and it will undoubtedly bring with it some changes for your practice and your electronic claim filing processes. While many people fear change, we want to urge you to be open to the changes ICD-10 will bring to your practice. The new code set is designed to increase specificity in medical coding which will help with your practice’s efficiency. And, in all honesty, if you take the time to educate yourself on the changes you'll realize they aren't as intimidating as you may think.Read More
When you file claims to private insurance providers and Medicaid, you use ICD-9 codes to report. With all of the advances and updates made with medical data sine the last updates to ICD-9 in 2012, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has decided that it is time to upgrade to new ICD-10 codes. Since it has show that the transition may take some time, you still have 12 months to switch, with October 1, 2015 as the deadline. While it may seem like a long road ahead to adjust to the new system, there is a light at the end of the tunnel: many Meaningful Use Certified EHR Software comes equipped with the new ICD-10 codes built in to help make your transition easier.Read More
We have some information from Emdeon that we'd like to share with you
regarding optometry insurance, changes to the new CMS 1500 form, and the ICD-10 delay. We know each of these topics can be confusing, especially lately, so we hope this will clear up a few of your questions.