ICD-101: How to prepare for ICD-10 exams

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AAPC certified coders will be required to pass a proficiency exam on ICD-10 coding. They also offer an ICD-10 Online Proficiency Prep Tool, which offers 50 practice exercises. Read »

Are healthcare payers less vigorously opposed to ICD-10 implementation?

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But healthcare payers seem to be OK with the ICD-10 transition. Sure payers may be a bit challenged by the complexity of ICD-10 compliance but they seem to be on board. America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) posted a public comment on the deadline is mostly supportive. Read »

AAPC Survey: Medical coders report good income, career prospects

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The AAPC just released the results from its 2011 salary survey. Overall, the news is good. Read »

ICD-10 Survey: Training is needed yet neglected so far

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One of the big pieces of the migration to ICD-10 codes is training. But according to a survey by Contexo Media, 63.8 percent of 1,000 respondents say they haven't started training their staffs on ICD-10. Read »

3M summit to focus on ICD-10, CAC, CDI

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3M Health Information Systems this week shared details of its upcoming conference geared for coders. Read »

AAPC, Navicure team on HIPAA 5010, ICD-10 resources

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The AAPC (American Academy of Professional Coders) has aligned with accounts-receivable vendor Navicure to create materials for HIPAA 5010 and ICD-10. Read »

Consultants partner on ICD-10

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Targeting coders for hospitals, physicians, and payers, Career Step and Yes HIM Consulting announced they're working together to create an ICD-10 educational solution. Read »

After ICD-10, will coders ever regain ICD-9 efficiency levels?

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If anyone is suggesting that ICD-10 will not create a productivity drop in the days after compliance, they must be practicing silent protest. Most experts agree that come the flip-switch October 1, 2013 compliance deadline even seasoned, well-trained coders will take longer with the ICD-10 than they did with ICD-9. The overarching question is whether or not coders will master ICD-10 and, in so doing, resume ICD-9-era productivity? Read »

AAFP offers ICD-10 materials for physicians

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Joining healthcare industry bodies issuing ICD-10 resources, the AAFP (American Academy of Family Physicians) posted new resources to its Web site. Read »

Upcoming AHA, AAPC ICD-10 events

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This month will see at least two ICD-10 educational sessions, with an eye toward coders. First, the AHA (American Hospital Association), then the AAPC (American Academy of Professional Coders) will put on these events. Read »

 
 

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