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  • Telehealth Resource Guide

    by Samantha Holvey | Aug 02, 2018
    Table 1 provides a list of telehealth resources that the Telehealth Workgroup identified as being useful and informative for the industry. This list is not all inclusive. The Telehealth Workgroup plans to review and update this list semiannually. Please contact the Telehealth Workgroup co-chairs to have additional resources considered for inclusion in the guide.

    The scope of this document is to provide telehealth resources and the goals are to:
    • Provide a convenient place to access various telehealth resources;
    • Identify telehealth resources that are relevant, up-to-date, and represent a diversity of views on the topic; and
    • Provide relevant federal and state regulations and policies.

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Healthcare organizations face new set of ICD-10 challenges

Aug 19, 2016, 18:14 PM

While last year’s ICD-10 transition went smoothly and with very few hiccups, healthcare organizations do not have the luxury of resting on their laurels. October 1 marks the one-year anniversary of the code switchover, which brings new challenges they must overcome.

Jim Daley, director of IT for BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and past chairman of the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange as well as WEDI’s ICD-10 co-chair, credits the success of organizations in meeting the Oct. 1, 2015, implementation deadline to the fact the industry had a lot of time to prepare.

One year later, Daley contends that organizations must now focus on three significant changes that will come into play starting Oct. 1, 2016:

  • The ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee has lifted the partial code freeze and thousands of new codes have been added for federal Fiscal Year 2017, which begins October 1.
  • The Medicare grace period on code specificity for Part B post payment audits will end Oct. 1, 2016.
  • Payers may begin to adjust medical policies based on the new specificity offered by ICD-10.
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