March 25, 2013
Carl Natale

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

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. It costs $29.95 for...
June 15, 2012
Carl Natale

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

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...
November 13, 2011
Carl Natale

AAPC Survey: Medical coders report good income, career prospects

The AAPC just released the results from its 2011 salary survey. Overall, the news is good. Here are the highlights: 42.4 percent said coding and billing is what they want to do long-term. They're...
June 02, 2011
Carl Natale

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

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...
April 06, 2011
Carl Natale

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

3M Health Information Systems this week shared details of its upcoming conference geared for coders. 3M HIS, the sponsor of ICD10Watch, said its 2011 Client Experience Summit will concentrate on ICD-...
April 05, 2011
Carl Natale

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

The AAPC (American Academy of Professional Coders) has aligned with accounts-receivable vendor Navicure to create materials for HIPAA 5010 and ICD-10. AAPC CEO Deb Grider explained that the HIPAA...
March 23, 2011
Carl Natale

Consultants partner on ICD-10

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. The idea is to roll together...
March 21, 2011
Carl Natale

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

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,...
March 18, 2011
Carl Natale

AAFP offers ICD-10 materials for physicians

Joining healthcare industry bodies issuing ICD-10 resources, the AAFP (American Academy of Family Physicians) posted new resources to its Web site. “The change from ICD-9 to ICD-10 will affects just...
March 03, 2011
Carl Natale

Upcoming AHA, AAPC ICD-10 events

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...