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Intermedix Blog

    Time’s Up! Five Things Physician Practices Should Be Doing About ICD-10 Now That the Grace Period is Over

    The one-year “grace period” allowed by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) to implement the new International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10), codes and changes is quickly coming to a close. Beginning October 1, 2016, the end of the first fiscal year since ICD-10 was released, practices and providers will be held to the highest level of coding specificity, demonstrating that they understand 2016 code changes related to quality reporting. 

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    Topics: Ambulatory Care, Emergency Medicine, Healthcare

    HHS Issues CMS Final Rule to Increase Emergency Preparedness

    The Department of Health and Human Services released the anticipated update to the national preparedness requirements for Medicare and Medicaid participating providers and suppliers on September 16, 2016. The goals of the new requirements are to assist all groups to increase patients’ safety during emergencies and ensure more coordinated response to natural and man-made disasters with federal, state and local emergency preparedness systems. 

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    Topics: Emergency Management, Hospital Management, Healthcare

    Are Unpaid (And Underpaid) Medical Bills Costing Your Practice Millions?

    Topics: Ambulatory Care, Healthcare

    Are There Compliance Risks in EHR “Copy and Paste” Practices?

    Topics: Ambulatory Care, Healthcare

    Why Do Hospitals Get Accredited by The Joint Commission?

    Topics: Hospital Management, Healthcare

    What is National Preparedness Month?

    Topics: Emergency Management, Public Health

    Defining an "All Hazards" Approach to Hospital Emergency Management

    Topics: Emergency Management, Hospital Management, Healthcare

    How to Improve the Safety of Your College Campus

    Topics: Emergency Management

    Project REFRESH: The Joint Commission’s New Accreditation Process

    Topics: Emergency Management, Hospital Management

    Rethinking EMS Revenue Strategies

    Topics: EMS