How to tell if a clearinghouse can help your ICD-10 transition

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When it comes to medical billing, clearinghouses can be a major help. Due to the volume of medical claims they process, they gain a lot of expertise in solving billing problems. Read »

How to vaccinate your revenue cycle against ICD-10 rejection

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One of the new diseases you won't find in the ICD-9 code set is ICD-10 rejection. That describes what will happen when healthcare payers suspect your medical claims are infected with poor documentation, healthcare fraud or miscoded diagnoses. Read »

J. Thomas Ward: How ICD-10 implementation affects emergency department physicians

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Time is precious in the emergency department (ED), where patients arrive unscheduled, the broad scope of medicine is fully encountered and rapid decisions are frequently made — in some cases with great impact on a patient’s survival.  Read »

Increased specificity in ICD-10-CM codes means more diagnostic information

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A lot is made of the amount of detail that is contained in the ICD-10-CM code set. But is that a bad thing? Read »

No reason we can't have fun getting ready for ICD-10 implementation

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I'm not a fan of ICD-10 codes as punchlines because they tend to be the basis of anti-ICD-10 arguments. Those are the arguments that tend to be light on substance. Read »

Is your clinical documentation ready for ICD-10 implementation?

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The most important step that you take to prepare for ICD-10 implementation is something you can start now. By improving clinical documentation now, you will be ready to assign ICD-10 codes next year. Read »

Why you should stop reading this and watch where you're walking

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Dual coding: Do you want to use CPT and ICD-10-PCS codes?

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The only reason you will be required to used an ICD-10-PCS code is if you are coding an inpatient procedure at a hospital. All outpatient procedures will need to be coded using CPT coding. Read »

Guest Post: ICD-10-CM from an optimistic coder’s perspective

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In my discussions with coders over the past 18 months, I have found that each coder has a reaction to ICD-10-CM as unique as the person expressing it. Read »

How to prepare for ICD-10 testing

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ICD-10 testing will be more complicated than sending medical claims to healthcare payers and asking, "How's that?". Read »

 
 

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