There is no ICD-10 code for patting yourself on the back

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I never knew an ICD-10 testing announcement could be so much fun. Not that many people are thinking that submitting ICD-10 claims to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will be this summer will be mistaken for a beach party. Read »

CMS announces end-to-end testing

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that would conduct ICD-10-CM/PCS claims testing for fee-for-service providers this summer. Read »

ICD-10 Testing: To be taken internally only

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Before you can start end-to-end testing with your trading partners, you have to make sure your end of ICD-10 coding works. Read »

Why ICD-10 implementation is expected to create productivity losses

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There is conventional wisdom that too many ICD-10 codes is going to make it harder for clinicians and medical coders to do their jobs. Read »

It's all fun and games until someone loses a toe

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The 3M Coding Challenge for February makes you think about working with toes: Read »

Why we should be glad the AMA renewed its attack on ICD-10 implementation

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I hope you weren't getting bored with the state of ICD-10 coverage. After all, how many posts can you read about the need to focus on physicians' specialties in ICD-10 education programs? Read »

ICD-10 implementation: Why medical practices need to contact trading partners

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Once medical practices install ICD-10 compliant software and train all their staff members appropriately, they can't call it good. They need to work with their trading partners to keep business on track after Oct. 1. Read »

Maybe the ICD-10 codes do have some unnecessary granularity

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I'm a pretty strong advocate of data granularity and diagnosis code specificity. But maybe the ICD-10 code set has gone a code too far. Read »

Maybe Puxsatawney Phil is afraid of T68xxxA not his shadow

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The 3M coding challenge for January asks for the ICD-10-CM codes associated with a woman found outside her home in brutal, cold weather. Read »

Is there an ICD-10 code for 'very concerned?'

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The Medical Group Management Association released a very interesting study this week. They surveyed 570 physician group practices on the state of their ICD-10 preparations. Read »

 
 

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