BC Advantage - 2011 Issue 7

Coding Corner: ICD-10 - Preliminary Planning Activities

It is a busy time for healthcare providers, and lots of industry changes are redefining how organizations do business. In the past several years, the government has offered incentive programs through The Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to encourage healthcare providers to adopt certain clinical practices and/or tools: the Physicians Quality Reporting System (PQRS), Electronic Prescribing (eRx), and Electronic Health Records (EHRs), to name a few. The incentive programs use a carrot and stick approach - early adopters or participants can receive additional reimbursement for certain services, but all providers face reduced payments if they fail to...

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