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Coding is easier with electronic references

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Every day, I hear from clients who are frustrated by having to access so many different references, including payer websites, encoders, paper references, and the government websites. It is always rewarding to train new users on the Coding Suite, seeing the “Aha!” moments when they realize that they can get all of the information they need in one source.

Inpatient PPS Rule - Easier to Understand in E-Book Format

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CMS has published the FY2015 IPPS Final Rule Rule, and MediRegs makes reading and understanding this rule easier with our electronic book version and payment data files. In this blog article, I will tell you where to find IPPS resources and what to expect in your product alerts.

Webinar

For a quick review of the FY2015 IPPS Rule, check out the Presentation Slides from our FY2015 IPPS Final Review webinar.

ICD-10 Delay Provides Opportunity for Data-Based Assessment and Planning

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By now, we all have come to realize that ICD-10 preparation is not a boiler-plate process; each organization has it's own unique challenges and opportunities. The delay gives every organization a chance to take a careful look at their own specifics - and a good place to start is the bottom line! Do you have a solid understanding of the payment impact your organization will face under ICD-10?

ICD-10-CM: Myths Gone Wild

As the ICD-10-CM implementation date nears, it seems that the buzz has heightened and along with the buzz comes half-truths and misconceptions.   A recent online article in Forbes’s magazine focused on coding.  The article, “Doctors Lag Far Behind On New Medicare Diagnosis Codes,” implies that ICD-10-CM codes are Medicare codes.  Because the United States uses ICD-9-CM (and eventually ICD-10-CM) in the billing process, we have ventured away from real reason we code:  to have an efficient, consistent system of capturing data that supports healthcare decision making in our country.   Do we ca

Maria Bounos from Wolters Kluwer joins "Talk Ten Tuesday" to discuss ICD-10: Now and Then

 Maria Bounos, RN, MPM, CPC-H, Practice Lead Coding and Reimbursement Products from Wolters Kluwer, will appear on ICD10monitor.com’s “Talk Ten Tuesday” on October 14, 2013 at 10am EDT as part of an expert panel to discuss ICD-10: Now and Then. Register Now!

Government Shutdown

The content team at Wolters Kluwer Law & Business wanted to provide you with an update on the products, given the government shutdown.

Here is what the majorify of the government sites are stating: "Due to the lapse in government funding, only web sites supporting excepted functions will be updated unless otherwise funded. As a result, the information on this website may not be up to date, the transactions submitted via the website may not be processed, and the agency may not be able to respond to inquiries until appropriations are enacted. Updates regarding government operating status and resumption of normal operations can be found at http://www.usa.gov." 

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