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ICD-10 in the News

Assembled by HealthStream and Precyse Learning Solutions

We all know ICD-10 is coming. However, studies are showing many groups are lagging behind in readiness for the transition. Below are some of the week’s trending articles illustrating this lack of readiness as well as how to get on track. 

Less than 5 percent of physician practice have made “significant progress” when rating their overall readiness for tens of thousands of new government-mandated “ICD-10” codes used to describe diseases and hospital procedures in the insurance billing process, a new study shows.

Poor communication and coordination is causing physician practice ICD-10 readiness to lag, according to new research released today by the Medical Group Management Association. Continue

Standardization and coordination of documentation practices is key to successful hospital billing.

The Department of Labor has certified AHIMA's National Guidelines for Apprenticeship Standards, which AHIMA CEO Lynne Thomas Gordon says will help fill the industry's need for well-trained health information management and technology experts. The standards' certification will help close the gap between employers and graduating or post-certification students looking for HIM jobs through paid apprenticeships.

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