Is this a good time to learn ICD-9 coding?

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This space on Mondays is dedicated to learning ICD-10 codes for obvious reasons. But I want to give a quick minute to learning ICD-9 coding. Read »

Why you need to get physicians ready for ICD-10 coding now

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Earlier this month, Andy Arends of Dell Services wrote about the need for proper physician readiness as part of ICD-10 preparation. Read »

If ICD-9 data has value, does ICD-10 data have more value?

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One of the reasons used to justify ICD-10 implementation is that the granular data can be used in healthcare research. Read »

CMS extends ICD-10-CM/PCS code freeze another year

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It's no big surprise. If you extend the ICD-10 compliance deadline, the partial code freeze has to move also. Read »

ICD-10 end-to-end testing takes a hit

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) had a busy week. In a couple announcements about ICD-10 compliance, we need to know three things: Read »

Do you need to be a good ICD-9 coder to be a good ICD-10 coder?

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If medical practices are trying to figure out what to do about ICD-10 training with the ICD-10 deadline being moved out at least 12 months, maybe they ought to reinforce ICD-9 education. Read »

Study shows how 'convoluted' ICD-10 transition can get

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How complicated the ICD-10 transition will be for your medical practice or hospital will depend on your specialty and case load. Read »

Examine your ICD-9 codes to start your ICD-10 assessment

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Maybe the most important step to planning your ICD-10 transition is to collect information on how ICD-9 codes are used.This means reviewing how and where you use ICD-9 codes now.
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ICD-10 Assessment: Where do you use ICD-9 codes?

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At its heart, the impact assessment tells a medical practice what work will be affected by the ICD-10 transition and how it will change. Read »

Why there aren't as many ICD-10 codes as you think

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One of the biggest knocks on ICD-10 code set is the number of codes compared with the number of ICD-9 codes. Read »

 
 

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