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EHR News and Information: The HealthFusion Blog

The HealthFusion EHR news and blog brings you the latest in the healthcare industry and health IT news as it pertains to you and your practice.

Seth Flam, DO

Lead Blogger: Seth Flam, DO

Dr. Flam is one of the founders of HealthFusion and serves as the company's CEO and President. He is board certified in Family Practice and is one of the creative forces behind MediTouch EHR. More information about Dr. Flam can be found at www.SethFlam.com

ICD-10 Annual Software Update: We Make the Code Set Easy for You

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As part of our continuing effort to make the code set a piece of cake for all of our users, we have updated MediTouch's ICD-10 architecture to reflect the 2017 ICD-10 code set. Continue Reading

ICD-10 Heats Up With More Codes in the Next Inning

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On October 1, 2016 – a year after ICD-10 finally dropped – CMS will add another 5,500 codes to the ICD-10 coding system. While this addition may still seem like another daunting task and huge undertaking with many moving parts, there will be no reason to fear yet another “codapocolypse” – if your organization is prepared. Continue Reading

Whitepaper: 3 Ways to prepare for the Next Leg of ICD-10

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Is your billing system prepared to meet more stringent coding requirements in late 2016? Make sure you practice is prepared when CMS lifts its flexibility mandate. Continue Reading

ICD-10 Update: 3 Reasons Many Billing Systems Will Fail Later This Year, Part 3: Inadequate Search Tools

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The final blog post in this series explores the required search tools needed to find codes when you choose not to convert directly from a previously used ICD-9 code. Continue Reading

ICD-10 Guidelines: 3 Reasons Many Billing Systems Will Fail Later This Year, Part 2 – Code First and Excludes 1 & 2

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Real time Code First and Exclude code guidance during the ICD coding process is another must-have feature in order to follow ICD-10 guildelines. No one can remember every Code First and Exclude rule, so sophisticated software support for those complex sets of coding rules is the only way to avoid claim denials. Continue Reading

ICD-10 Coding Update: 3 Reasons Why Many Billing Systems Will Fail Later This Year, Part 1

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This is the first of a three-part blog series which will explore why many billing systems are not equipped to meet the more stringent ICD-10 coding requirements coming later this year. Continue Reading

ICD-10 Not Impacting MediTouch First Pass Rates

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Our team has been tracking First Pass Payer Payment Rates since the start of ICD-10. We’ve compared those rates to an earlier period just prior to the initialization of ICD-10 and we have not seen a meaningful decrease in First Pass Payment. Continue Reading

ICD-10 Q&A with Betsy Nicoletti, M.S., C.P.C.: Part Two

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Medical coding expert, Betsy Nicoletti, M.S., CPC, led our three-part ICD-10 webinar series as part of our free, month-long ICD-10 Boot Camp. Here, she addresses the remaining questions we’ve received about the new coding system after the final webinar in our series. You can read Part One of the Q&A here. To download any or all of the webinars in this series, please visit this page. We want you to succeed through this transition. Question: Are we required to report the 7th character external code or is it only recommended? Answer: If a […] Continue Reading

ICD-10 Q&A with Betsy Nicoletti, M.S., C.P.C.: Part One

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Medical coding expert, Betsy Nicoletti, M.S., CPC, is leading a three-part ICD-10 webinar series as part of our free, month-long ICD-10 Boot Camp. Here she addresses questions we’ve received about the new coding system, in parts one and two of the three-part series. Question: Can we begin reporting ICD-10 codes before October 1st? Answer: No. If we have an outstanding encounter from 9/30/15 that we complete on 10/1/15 or thereafter, do we use ICD-9 codes for that date of service – or since we’re submitting after the ICD-10 date, do we code […] Continue Reading

ICD-10 Boot Camp: Your Free Resource for the Final Countdown

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Implementation of the ICD-10 code set has arrived. As part of our efforts to help you succeed through this potentially bumpy transition, we offered a free month-long ICD-10 Boot Camp. You can now download the free webinars here. We’re dedicated to ensuring that you’re as prepared as you can be for October 1 and beyond. We want to help your practice navigate successfully through the new code set. The series of three free webinars with medical coding and compliance expert, Betsy Nicoletti, each cover a different aspect of ICD-10 and ICD-10 preparation Webinars […] Continue Reading