HMC Helps Prepare You and Your Staff For ICD-10 (Sept. 2015)

by Belinda Holmes, BS, CPC, CCP-P 

AMA & CMS Highlights on ICD-10 Implementation

“ICD-10 implementation is set to begin on Oct. 1, and it is imperative that physician practices take steps beforehand to be ready,” Dr. Steven Stack, AMA’s president, said in a statement. The Medicare claims processing systems will not have the capability to accept ICD-9 codes for dates of services after Sept. 30, 2015, nor will they be able to accept claims for both ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes.

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ICD-10 … Making Positive Changes in Your Medical Practice (Aug. 2015)

by Owen Dahl
August 5, 2015

Medical practices will soon face a major change in the way they do business. The deadline for implementation of ICD-10 is days away. This is just one of the many regulatory changes practices must comply with, to stay current in the policy landscape. Instead of dreading “change,” how about thinking about it in a different way? You are not changing, your practice is “transitioning” to a new way of doing things.

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ICD-10: One Symptom in New Medical Codes: Doctor Anxiety (Sept. 2015)

by Robert Pear
September 13, 2015

“We will have to be very much more specific,” said Dr. Pardeep Kumar, an internist in practice with his wife in Terre Haute, Ind. Credit James Brosher for The New York Times

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — The nation’s health care providers are under orders to start using a new system of medical codes to describe illnesses and injuries in more detail than ever before. The codes will cover common ailments: Did a diabetic also have kidney ...

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HMC Healthcare Heroes Join Centerstone’s Walk For Life on September 24th, 2016

The HMC Healthcare Heroes team is a proud sponsor of Centerstone’s 14th Annual Walk For Life being held at Sutton Park in Palmetto on Saturday, September 24th.  Join us as we walk to support Centerstone’s mission to increase awareness about depression and suicide prevention.  A butterfly release is held after the walk in memory of the individuals and families affected by this important issue.  For more information on the Walk For Life, visit

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