Author: Caryn Kleckowski On October 1, 2016, ICD-10 code updates will go into effect. This is also the date that there will be an end to the prior flexibility regarding specificity of ICD-10 coding. The first non-essential ICD-10 code update since the code freeze will include 1943 new ICD-10 codes, 422 revised ICD-10 codes, and 305 deleted ICD-10 codes. Effective for 12 months after the October 1, 2015 ICD-10 implementation date, CMS indicated no denial of claims would occur...

By: Harry Purcell The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015 continues to steam ahead toward a Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). This creates a new program focused on Clinical Practice Improvement Activities (CPIA) and combines the Value-Based Payment Modifier (VBPM), Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), and Meaningful Use (MU). According to the Medicare proposed rule – physicians, physician assistants, clinical nurse specialists, nurse practitioners and certified registered nurse anesthetists will begin 2017 as the...

WYOMISSING, Pa., Aug. 08, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PrecisionBI, a division of Meridian Medical Management, announced today it will unveil its new Accountable Care Organization (ACO) module for Allscripts TouchWorks™ Reporting clients at the Allscripts Client Experience (ACE), August 9-11 in Las Vegas, NV. PrecisionBI is a leading healthcare analytics engine used by over 50,000 physicians at some of the largest healthcare delivery systems and integrated delivery networks (IDNs) in the United States. PrecisionBI has added...