WEDI-Con: ICD-10 hurdles present but manageable for practices

While the first month of the ICD-10 transition has gone relatively smoothly, per both an update from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released Oct. 29, and hospital and payer stakeholders speaking at a conference a day earlier, physician practices have run into a few issues, FierceHealthIT reports. "I think generally, we've heard that there have been very few problems on the commercial side of insurance," Robert Tennant, director of health information technology policy at the Medical Group Management Association, said at the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange's annual conference in Reston, Virginia, Oct. 28. "It's really more on the [Medicare Administrative Contractors] side, and I'm guessing perhaps some on the Medicaid side." There have been some reports of payment delays beyond 14 days, Tennant added, but officials from the Mayo Clinic and UnitedHealthcare said that most hiccups they'd experienced could be dealt with the same day. Read the full article at FierceHealthIT

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