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The ICD-10 delay: Three steps to take right now

In her latest blog, JaeLynn Williams, senior vice president, marketing and client operations, questions whether the healthcare industry can afford to continue delaying access to the critical information missing from ICD-9 codes. She recommends three key steps to make productive use of the delay and still drive to the future. Read JaeLynn's blog.

Listen to an interview with JaeLynn Williams, broadcast on National Public Radio's Morning Edition news program: Doctors' Billing System Stays Stuck In The 1970s For Now
 

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Coalition for ICD-10 to HHS: Name the new deadline
In an article for Medical Practice Insider, Tom Sullivan describes the latest press release from the Coalition for ICD-10, calling for a new implementation date for ICD-10 as soon as possible. The coalition also pointed out that this third delay of ICD-10 “has caused great uncertainty” in the industry.

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  • Why states are implementing EAPGs
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Distributing Shared Savings for Population Health Management
In an article for HFMA's Healthcare Financial Management Magazine, 3M's Richard Averill and Norbert Goldfield MD, along with John Huges, MD, discuss how the lessons learned from outcomes-based payment models can be applied to population health management.

AHIMA “extremely disappointed” with potential ICD-10 delay
The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and others are starting to express their frustration and displeasure with the potential of an another ICD-10 implementation delay. EHR Intelligence reports on the industry's reactions, quoting 3M Health Information System's Richard Averill.

Bring It On — MTs Welcome Documentation Role
In an article in For The Record, Jill Devrick, 3M Health Information Systems, shares why many healthcare documentation specialists (HDSs) are quick to seize the new opportunities, and explains how these trained, quality driven individuals are an asset to the future of health care.


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