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Welcome to the iSALUS Healthcare blog. Providing informative Healthcare IT insights to help Physicians practice medicine.

ICD-10 Readiness Step 5: Getting Paid Equals Increased Documentation

ICD-10 Readiness Step 5: Getting Paid Equals Increased Documentation

There's a saying that medical coders have that will be important for all healthcare providers to remember once ICD-10 takes effect: If you didn’t document it, you can’t bill for it. In fact, this saying better become the motto of your entire practice during the process of achieving ICD-10 readiness. At the end of the day, you just cannot document enough, even if it seems a bit arbitrary to the physician.

Top 5 Reasons Your EHR Implementation WILL Fail

Top 5 Reasons Your EHR Implementation WILL Fail

Implementing a new EHR takes work. It's no secret that successful implementations take time, they take planning and most importantly they take a practice wide buy-in at all levels to make a change for the better. Without this willingness from your staff, you’ll undoubtedly experience repeat training, increased complacency and, in extreme cases, unforeseen turnover of some of your best employees.

ICD-10 Readiness Step 2: Understanding Coding Statistics

ICD-10 Readiness Step 2: Understanding Coding Statistics

Congratulations on being committed to ICD-10 readiness and helping your practice make the transition smoothly. Our last article discussed the need for getting the staff fully trained and gave you several options to do so. If you missed this article, here’s the link: Training Staff For Free. We definitely recommend training as the starting point for getting prepared. If you’ve already addressed training with your staff, then you’re ready to continue the journey.

ICD-10 Readiness:  Training Staff For Free

ICD-10 Readiness: Training Staff For Free

The old saying “caught with your pants down” might be exactly how you feel now that you’re beginning to realize there will not be another another delay. And "ICD-10 readiness" has probably become a phrase that causes panic to begin fluttering in your chest. But cheer up! We’re here to help you and your staff be ready in plenty of time. So tighten your belt and let’s get started.

SERIES ALERT: ICD-10 in 6 Steps

SERIES ALERT: ICD-10 in 6 Steps

As it looks right now, ICD-10 is coming. For all the naysayers who have depended on another delay and intentionally avoided getting ready, it’s time to face the music. As of May 1, you have five solid months to tackle this mountain and we’ve just made it a whole lot easier for you.