Policy

The Healthcare Leadership Council (HLC), a coalition of executives representing health providers, insurers, manufacturers and patient advocacy groups, has issued six recommendations it believes can be implemented today to improve healthcare in the U.S.

Maybe you’re familiar with a little effort called ICD-10 that has been the subject of delays, debate, regulations, contingencies and more for several years now.

Another survey indicates that the Oct. 1 transition to ICD-10 went smoothly for most healthcare providers, but 11 percent said it was a failure, according to KPMG. 

As critics predicted, the ICD-10 transition is negatively impacting inpatient and outpatient coder productivity at hospitals of all sizes and types.

The transition to ICD-10 is going well, according to the first numbers released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. 

After years of debate, several delays and lots of preparation, the big news this week was that it's finally time to start using the ICD-10 codeset. 

With the clock ticking down to the Oct. 1 deadline to transition to the ICD-10 dataset, the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) has introduced a new tool to help providers succeed with the transition.

More than half of healthcare organizations are not yet ready for the Oct. 1 ICD-10 transition, according to a new survey.

William Rogers, MD, director of the Physicians Regulatory Issues Team at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, has been named ICD-10 ombudsman.

With just over a month to go until the Oct. 1 ICD-10 deadline, the American Hospital Association has released a checklist of key steps that hospitals should take to ensure a successful transition.

The Affordable Care Act’s goal to promote reforms to the "overpriced, underperforming" U.S. healthcare system is often overlooked in the healthcare debate sweeping the country right now, argues New York Times op-ed columnist Bill Keller.

Federal health officials announced a major milestone for the health insurance exchanges, scheduled to open for enrollment on Oct. 1.