CMS: How to identify how ICD-10 codes will affect your medical practice

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released some advice on how to assess how ICD-10 coding will affect medical practices: Read »

Why we don't see any 'ICD-9 Kills' bumper stickers

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Six steps for aligning ICD-10 timelines with healthcare vendors

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 There are six phases to working with healthcare vendors on ICD-10 implementation. Read »

ICD-10 codes present more options for many diagnoses

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Can ICD-10 information lead to better patient care?

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Time Magazine actually has a decent article on the ICD-10 debate. I'm surprised because it doesn't rely on flaming water skis or walking into lamp posts to make a point. Read »

Why physicians are worried about reimbursements after Oct. 1, 2014

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Oct. 1, 2014, is the deadline for all HIPAA covered entities to convert to ICD-10 codes. That means entities such as worker's compensation payers and casualty insurers don't have to convert. Read »

ICD-10 Training: How to educate your support staff

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Because ICD-10 implementation will affect all departments in a medical practice or hospital, all staff members will need some sort of ICD-10 training. Read »

Get to the root of gastric artery embolization

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What do you code when a patient is in your hospital for treatment of gastrointestinal bleeding? Read »

This ICD-10 debate is tame compared to what's coming after Oct. 1, 2014

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It's unfair to characterize the ICD-10 debate as a battle between bureaucrats and physicians. Especially since the American Medical Association (AMA) seems to characterize the bureaucrats as characters out of the novel "1984" and the physicians as the ones you see in Norman Rockwell paintings. Read »

How to prepare queries for ICD-10 coding

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New codes aren't the only thing on the syllabus for ICD-10 education. Read »

 
 

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