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2018 ICD-10-CM Code Changes Effective October 1, 2017

There are 360 new, 226 revised, and 142 deleted ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes finalized for fiscal 2018 taking effect October 1, 2017. Here are highlights of the coding changes in chapter order. Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic [...]

By | October 12th, 2017|Healthcare|

Cultural Transformation: A Top Down Approach in Healthcare

By Justin Harris The culture of an organization is the by-product of every single employee’s daily routine. Research states that to develop a culture, whether it be positive or negative, takes at least five years. [...]

By | August 23rd, 2017|Healthcare|

Dean Dorton Named 4th Best Place to Work in Kentucky

Last night, the annual Best Places to Work in Kentucky awards ceremony was held at the Lexington Convention Center, where the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management announced this [...]

Dean Dorton Acquires Metro Medical Solutions, LLC

Dean Dorton has expanded its healthcare services in Kentucky by acquiring Metro Medical Solutions, LLC, a long-standing physician billing and credentialing company located in Louisville, KY. The merger was effective April 1, 2017. The new [...]

By | April 10th, 2017|Healthcare|

ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines and Changes

Attention all coders, especially in the dermatology, cardiology, and OBGYN fields. Please see the following 2017 ICD-10-CM Coding Guideline and Coding Changes: 1. Guideline I.B.19 was added after the initial publication of the 2017 ICD-10-CM:Code [...]

By | February 15th, 2017|Healthcare|

What Healthcare Changes and Implications Should We Expect Under Trump?

As expected, much of Presidential debate involved healthcare issues and, specifically, Trump’s wish to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). But what will be the effect of repealing the ACA? Rand Corp reports that [...]

By | January 17th, 2017|Healthcare, Uncategorized|

Employee vs. Contractor

Third party relationships have become more important as companies look to leverage outside expertise. As relationships evolve, management needs to keep a close eye to determine if the third party contractor has become [...]

Forecasts and Projections

The use of prospective financial statements continues to grow as companies require their use to obtain financing and raise capital. Now more than ever, sophisticated investors and bankers want to know what “will” rather [...]

By | January 5th, 2017|Healthcare, Higher Education|

IRS Extends 1095-C and 1095-B Deadline

In November, the IRS extended the deadline for employers to furnish Forms 1095-C and/or 1095-B to employees and covered individuals. The forms, which are required under the Affordable Care Act’s employer reporting mandate, are [...]

2017 OIG Work Plan: Bulls Eye on Skilled Nursing and Hospice

The 2017 OIG Work Plan was issued by the Office of Inspector General on November 15, 2016. Historically, we have seen the Medicare Part A & B Work Plan focus primarily on hospitals with [...]

By | November 30th, 2016|Healthcare|