September 5, 2013 |
You’ve just been through the nightmarish attestation process for Meaningful Use Stage I and Stage II. Perhaps, you have even received the sought after Federal stimulus dollars. Even worse, you’ve struggled through the transition to become a meaningful user of a certified Electronic Health Record, but you haven’t quite caught up yet. You purchased the wrong system at first and are migrating from one system to another. Sadly, this is an extraordinarily frequent problem.
You deserve a break. Unfortunately, with upcoming compliance initiatives , shifting government policies, and Meaningful Use Stage III right around the corner, this can not be so. Now comes an equally daunting task, and one which puts your entire practice’s finances at even more risk than did the migration to an EHR.
As you probably have heard, you will not be paid for any medical services that are provided on or after October 1st, 2014, unless you bill for them using the ICD-10 code set.
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