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Surprise! Providers report smooth transition to ICD-10

December 11, 2015Liz Beaulieu, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine - The recent transition to ICD-10 codes hasn't been as bad as they thought, the respondents to a recent HME Newspoll say.The keys to what has been mostly a smooth transition for 64% of respondents: a prepared staff and good software.“The challenge for us was being certain that our staff was fully trained before Oct. 1,” said John Reed, CEO of Walnut Medical Services in Johnstown, Pa. “We met that goal and hoped that our referral sources were prepared also. So far...

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In brief: Claims with ICD-10 codes start churning through system, Amigo Mobility expands offerings

October 16, 2015HME News Staff

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. - CMS has begun returning paid electronic remittance advice or ERAs for claims submitted using ICD-10 codes, according to TeamDME!, a medical billing software company. This is welcome news to providers: 70% of respondents to a recent HME Newspoll reported concern over a disruption in cash flow. But providers aren't out of the woods yet. Depending on the type of claim, providers can expect to wait up to 30 days to receive payment, said CMS Deputy Administrator Sean Cavanaugh in a...

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Claims with ICD-10 codes start churning through system

October 15, 2015HME News Staff

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. - CMS has begun returning paid electronic remittance advice or ERAs for claims submitted using ICD-10 codes, according to TeamDME!, a medical billing software company. This is welcome news to providers: 70% of respondents to a recent HME Newspoll reported concern over a disruption in cash flow. But providers aren't out of the woods yet. Depending on the type of claim, providers can expect to wait up to 30 days to receive payment, said CMS Deputy Administrator Sean Cavanaugh in a...

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In brief: ICD-10 goes live, BraunAbility sells to investment firm

October 2, 2015HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - ICD-10 went into effect Oct. 1, but it will be several days, if not a month, before the impact of the new code system sets in.“It will take a couple of weeks before we have the full picture of ICD-10 implementation because very few health care providers file claims on the same day a medical service is given,” said Sean Cavanaugh, CMS deputy administrator and director, in a blog post. “Most providers batch their claims and submit them every few days.”Once submitted,...

AOPA, BraunAbility, Brightree, COPD Foundation, ICD-10, Masimo, NCPA, Nonin Medical


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ICD-10 goes live

October 1, 2015HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - ICD-10 went into effect today, but it will be several days, if not a month, before the impact of the new code sets in.“It will take a couple of weeks before we have the full picture of ICD-10 implementation because very few health care providers file claims on the same day a medical service is given,” said Sean Cavanaugh, CMS deputy administrator and director,in a blog post. “Most providers batch their claims and submit them every few days.”Once submitted, the...

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I'm ready for my new ICD-10 label

September 21, 2015Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

Over the past year, whenever I've gone to the doctor (luckily, not often), I am tempted to ask: “Are you ready for ICD-10?” Now that it's upon us, I wish I had. After all, everything is fodder when you are a writer. HME providers by and large say physicians are not prepared. I am inclined to believe them. On the bright side, it does sound as though most HME providers are as ready as they can be, which is good. I did have one provider post a comment on my recent story on the ICD-10 transition,...

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ICD-10: Providers brace for disruptions from physicians, payers

September 18, 2015Tracy Orzel

YARMOUTH, Maine - About half of the respondents to a recent HME NewsPoll (55%) say they're ready for the transition to ICD-10 on Oct. 1. The bigger question: Are physicians and payers?A whopping 70% of respondents say they expect some disruption in cash flow as physicians and payers navigate the new code set.“(The transition) won't disrupt cash flow through our fault, but who knows what will happen at the insurance companies,” said Janet Tersoff, billing supervisor at New Hampshire Pharmacy...

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Expect challenges from ICD-10 transition

September 11, 2015Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine - The transition to ICD-10 kicks off Oct. 1, but many HME providers are behind the eight ball, say consultants.“I think some of the more sophisticated companies are in tune with the transition,” said Sarah Hanna, president of ECS Billing & Consulting North. “I think those who have been led to believe that it's an easy one-to-one translation are missing out.”ICD-10 features expanded alphanumeric code sets, as well as an expanded number of codes—68,000...

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CMS calls first week of ICD-10 testing a 'success'

February 26, 2015HME News Staff

BALTIMORE - Approximately 660 providers and billing companies participated in the first week of end-to-end testing for the new ICD-10 coding, CMS announced this week. Of the nearly 15,000 test claims submitted Jan. 26-Feb. 3, most were submitted successfully and processed through CMS's billing system, the agency stated in a press release. Of the claims that were rejected, most were due to errors unrelated to ICD-9 or ICD-10. “Testing allows us to identify areas of improvement, and we will...

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Calling all ICD-10 volunteers

December 19, 2014HME News Staff

BALTIMORE - A second group of 850 volunteer providers will have the opportunity to participate in ICD-10 end-to-end testing with theMACs and the Common Electronic Data Interchange (CEDI) contractor from April 26-May 1. The purpose is to find out if providers are able to submit claims containing ICD-10 codes to the Medicare Fee-For Service (FFS) claims system; that CMS software changes made to support ICD-10 result in properly judged claims; and that accurate remittance advices are produced.Completed...

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