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Inside the coverage gapTexas is the only state left with at least 20 percent of its population … more
Are you ready for ICD-10?
By Bradley Reiner
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By Dale Ragle, MD
TAFP President, 2014-2015
Welcome colleagues to a new year, a new Congress, and a new Texas Legislature. On all fronts, health care is evolving. These changes present family physicians tremendous opportunities to shape our future health care system. It’s up to all of us as family physicians to advocate for our specialty in the halls where decisions are made that affect our patients and our practices.
In Washington, D.C., the 114th Congress is well under way and is busy on a number of health care issues. AAFP’s advocacy work is focused on fixing Medicare’s broken payment model, changing Meaningful Use requirements, delaying ICD-10, and reforming graduate medical education funding. Another area in which AAFP is concentrating efforts is in making payment for direct primary care services a qualified health benefit under IRS rules. This would enable patients to pay for direct primary care with pre-tax HSA and FLEX account dollars, a move that would aid the expansion of this emerging and promising model of practice.more
CMS to conduct ICD-10 testing this July
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced that they will conduct testing on the full claims process with physician practices … more
TAFP partners with Bradley Reiner to provide family physician members with practice management assistance.
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Billing and coding
The Oct. 1 … more
HHS proposes one-year delay of ICD-10 deadline
The Department of Health and Human Services announced Monday, April 9, their intention to delay the compliance date for the … more
By Kent Moore
With 5010 implementation effective Jan. 1, 2012, the next major hurdle facing physicians and the rest of the health care system is implementation of International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition (ICD-10). Currently, that is slated to happen on Oct. 1, 2013.
Or is it? In mid-February, officials at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that a delay in implementation may be forthcoming. First, acting CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner told reporters that the CMS will “re-examine the timeframe” for ICD-10 implementation through a rulemaking process. She did not say when that rulemaking process will begin, and she did not actually say that implementation will be delayed.more
Billing and coding
ICD-10 guidance from AAFP and Family Practice ManagementWith the Oct. 1 deadline looming, both AAFP and the AAFP Family Practice Management journal have compiled a set of … more
ICD-9 >> ICD-10
More than changing codes
By Cindy Hughes, C.P.C., C.F.P.C., P.C.S.AAFP Coding and Compliance Specialist
Hopefully by now your practice has the transition to the HIPAA 5010 … more
HHS announces deadline for switch to ICD-10 codes, electronic transition standards
Physicians must replace the current set of codes they use to report health care diagnoses and procedures with a … more