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 »

How to create an ICD-10 budget

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An ICD-10 budget needs to include more than the cost of new software and ICD-10 training. There are many costs that may not be obvious. Read »

An ICD-10 learning curve isn't the only influence on coding accuracy

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We can expect an ICD-10 coding learning curve. It's just going to take time for medical coders to work with the new code sets and improve accuracy. Read »

Now that the ICD-10 opposition sounds reasonable...

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Is it me, or are the ICD-10 opponents becoming more reasonable? Read »

Dear Physicians: Your ICD-10-ready EHR should look like this

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As my colleague J. Thomas Ward, M.D., FACEP, said in an earlier article, there are four unique approaches vendors may use to generate ICD-10-CM codes. Read »

How to talk to your healthcare vendors about the ICD-10 transition

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It's pretty basic. You need to understand how healthcare vendors can help you achieve ICD-10 compliance by Oct. 1. Read »

Not all types of diagnoses will get more codes

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Here's a round up of recent articles and posts on how to code diagnoses and procedures in ICD-10: Read »

Why ICD-10 coding creates a problem with fraud

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No one likes fraud and abuse. That's why politicians say they're going to target fraud and abuse when they talk about reducing the costs of welfare-type programs. Read »

 
 

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