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 »

Is contingency planning part of your ICD-10 transition?

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I think we can count on something going wrong when it comes to ICD-10 implementation. Not that you're going to mess it up. But considering that a lot of people need to get a lot of things right, perfection won't be an option. Read »

Self-learning may be an important part of ICD-10 training

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When it comes to sharing ICD-10 knowledge with clinicians, effort must be made to customize lessons to their needs. They don't need to learn every ICD-10 code but need to know how many codes will affect their documentation. Read »

Physician, heal thy ignorance

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I have to admit that I am in awe of everything physicians have to know. They work hard and are generally smarter than most of us. Read »

Will all payers use ICD-10 codes even if they aren't required?

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It seems like a major oversight but not all payers are going to have to accept ICD-10 codes on Oct. 1, 2014. Read »

 
 

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