Radiology News: Interview with Radiologist Jay Sokolow, MD On The Impact of ICD-10

Radiology News: Interview with Radiologist Jay Sokolow, MD On The Impact of ICD-10

Jay Sokolow MD FACR, received his medical degree from University of Vermont College of Medicine and has been in practice for more than three decades. The Connecticut-based radiologist recently answered questions for us about the recent implementation of ICD-10.   Dr. Sokolow, it’s been more than three months since ICD-10. Has it been effective? There have been no major differences in our practice.   Some practices are finding the transition to ICD-10 challenging. In various specialties such as orthopedics, doctors...

Interview With Radiologist Robert Falk on ICD-10’s Impact On Radiology Practices

Interview With Radiologist Robert Falk on ICD-10’s Impact On Radiology Practices

Robert L. Falk, MD, is a staff radiologist with Radiology Specialists of Louisville in Louisville, Ky. Dr. Falk graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Wisconsin in 1978 and continued his education at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee where he graduated Alpha Omega Alpha from medical school in 1982. He subsequently completed a Diagnostic Radiology residency in 1986 and a Neuroradiology fellowship in 1987. We recently asked for his feedback on the implementation of ICD-10. Here’s what...

Dr. Joel C. Robertson, MD. Weighs In On ICD-10’s Benefits Versus Costs

Dr. Joel C. Robertson, MD. Weighs In On ICD-10’s Benefits Versus Costs

Dr. Joel C. Robertson is the founder and CEO of Robertson Health, a multi-faceted organization dedicated to making a lasting impact on healthcare around the world through a network of for-profit and non-profit organizations. He’s written 10 books including “Peak Performance Living” and “Natural Prozac” and served as a consultant to Fortune 500 executives and professional athletes for brain chemistry and performance enhancement. Robertson’s an expert in global medicine and medicine software development as well as informatics and behavioral medicine....

Interview with Radiologist Dr. Ari Geselowitz Regarding the Impact of ICD-10 on Radiology Practices

Interview with Radiologist Dr. Ari Geselowitz Regarding the Impact of ICD-10 on Radiology Practices

Dr. Ari Geselowitz is a State College, Penn.-based radiologist who’s been in practice for three decades since graduating from Penn State University College of Medicine. We recently caught up with Dr. Geselowitz to find out how his practice fared during the transition to ICD-10, here’s what he had to say:   It’s been more than three months since ICD-10 was enacted. Has it been effective? I have had no major problems with implementation of ICD-10. So far, it has been...

ICD-10 Codes: 2018 Reviews Of The Best ICD10 Code Search Tools: PracticeSuite

ICD-10 Codes: 2018 Reviews Of The Best ICD10 Code Search Tools: PracticeSuite

If you’re looking for the most flexible and comprehensive ICD-10 code search tool, you’re in the right place. We’ve already given you a brief overview of the top eight ICD-10 Coding Tool candidates we selected, and now we’re looking at our number one choice: PracticeSuite. In addition to helping thousands of customers boost their billing efficiency and accuracy, PracticeSuite also received the top-pick award from SoftwareAdvice.com. Let’s look at the many reasons PracticeSuite has risen to the top in this...

ICD-10 Codes: 2018 ICD-10 Code Review: Medicare’s GEM Crossover

ICD-10 Codes: 2018 ICD-10 Code Review: Medicare’s GEM Crossover

The shift from ICD-9 to ICD-10 coding has resulted in significant backlogs for many medical practices. A reliable ICD-10 code search tool can help alleviate those backlogs, but only if you select the right program. We’re looking at the top ICD-10 code search tools, reviewing them one by one so you can better understand what they offer. Today we’re digging deep into Medicare’s General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) software offering. Try For Free GEM offers a completely free version, which makes...

ICD-10 Review 2018 Best ICD-10 Code Search: AAPC Code Online Translation

ICD-10 Review 2018 Best ICD-10 Code Search: AAPC Code Online Translation

Now that ICD-10 codes have become standard, coders, physicians, and other healthcare professionals must learn to work within this new system. While ICD-10 shares many characteristics with ICD-9, it’s a far more specific list of medical codes. Whereas a condition might have one potential diagnosis in ICD-9, you can find dozens in ICD-10. That’s why ICD-10 code search tools have become extremely common. However, they’re not all created equal. Today we’re reviewing the third candidate on our list of the...

Dr. Doris Day, MD on ICD-10

Dr. Doris Day, MD on ICD-10

Doris Day, MD, is a clinical associate professor of dermatology at New York University’s Langone Medical Center and a board certified dermatologist who specializes in laser, cosmetic and surgical dermatology on the Upper East Side in New York City. We recently checked in with Dr. Day to get her feedback on the transition to ICD-10. Here’s what she had to say: It’s been eight months since ICD-10. Has it been effective? No, it’s been a mess. It took us many...

Doctors Weigh in on Billing Problems with ICD-10

Doctors Weigh in on Billing Problems with ICD-10

It’s now been 10 months since the rollout of 10th revision of the International Classification of Disease (ICD-10), which is used by medical professionals worldwide to consistently code and track new diagnoses. In the years leading up to the transition, some healthcare professionals were predicting a rocky road for medical practices that had not updated their EHR software or properly trained their staffs on the more than 14,000 codes being added to ICD. We checked in with doctors in a...

Physicians Share Their Feedback Regarding ICD-10 and Insurance Companies and Medicare

Physicians Share Their Feedback Regarding ICD-10 and Insurance Companies and Medicare

One of the major concerns among medical professionals about the transition to the 10th revision of the International Classification of Disease (ICD-10) was the potential for long payment delays as a result of inadequate training and EHR software that hadn’t been updated in time for the Oct. 1, 2015 rollout. Now that practices have 10 months under the new classification system, we decided to check in with doctors in a variety of specialties to find out if they’d experienced any...

Medical Doctors say Staff Training Efforts Payoff After ICD-10 Rollout

Medical Doctors say Staff Training Efforts Payoff After ICD-10 Rollout

The addition of more than 140,000 codes under the 10th revision of the International Classification of Disease (ICD-10) meant that everyone from the billing departments of health insurance companies to staff at private medical practices needed plenty of training. There were concerns ahead of the Oct. 1, 2015 rollout that doctor’s offices in particular were not doing enough to prepare for the new system of describing diseases and hospital procedures. But so far, the grim predictions of delayed payments as...

The EHR Dilemma: Are Scribes Your Best Option? 5 Tips To Make Electronic Medical Record Systems Work.

The EHR Dilemma: Are Scribes Your Best Option? 5 Tips To Make Electronic Medical Record Systems Work.

You don’t need a cadre of studies to tell you that physicians in private practice have to handle more administrative chores than ever. More notable, a recent study found that administrative duties are the top stress producer for most physicians. Data entry and reporting tasks associated with care coordination, value-based purchasing, ICD-10, and population health add to the burden of modern practice. And according to the MGMA, every new patient now requires an additional 12 to 15 minutes of documentation....