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Cracking The Code

It seems the only things more complex than wounds today are the rules about getting paid for treating them. Best Medical Coding Course!

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Gap Exists Between Medical Necessity, Insurance Coverage

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New coding tool designed to help with ICD-10 transition

Worried about the transition from the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9), to ICD-10? A new Web site is designed to ease the process for you and other healthcare providers by enabling you to input your currently used codes to find the appropriate new ones.

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Rand Paul claims Obamacare will include diagnostic codes for injuries

In a little-noticed speech to the Iowa Republican Party this month, Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul mocked President Obama’s signature health care overhaul, noting the 122,000 new medical diagnostic codes doctors will have to use in order to inform the government about injuries sustained by Americans.

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ICD-10 “update” will bring lessons and a wealth of data: Q&A

With providers putting so much effort into the ICD-10 transition, it’s important to feel like they’ll be getting something back out of it, too. 

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Federal mandates to add thousands of new codes to get reimbursed by Medicare

Struck by a killer whale? Bit by a turtle or mouse? All are included in a new medical coding system doctors must use to get reimbursed by Medicare and insurance companies.

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Switching To New ICD-10 Codes

University of Illinois at Chicago researchers have developed a website that walks healthcare providers through the challenging transition from the current International Classification of Diseases — ICD-9 — to the new ICD-10.

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Medicare’s 140,000 New Diagnosis Codes Doctors Hate

The health care industry is “not progressing at a suitable pace” to be ready for tens of thousands of new government-mandated “ICD-10” codes used to describe diseases and hospital procedures in the insurance billing process, a new analysis shows.

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Medical Coding Pro Denies “Hidden Messages” In Blitz Videos

In a video statement issued late Tuesday afternoon Medical Coding Pro denied that any “hidden messages”

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The Differences Between ICD-9 Codes and ICD-10 Codes

Are you a professional medical coder? Then you have an important job, because your careful coding is vital for proper diagnoses, to monitor the health of the general population, accurate reimbursement, the smooth operation of facilities that provide medical care and more. That’s why a firm understanding and comprehensive training for the ICD-10 transition will […]

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New coding system coming to Medical Center Hospital

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Sea change in medical coding draws scorn on the House floor

As U.S. health care providers continue the march toward implementing the ICD-10 — a standardized set of medical diagnoses used by medical professionals across the world — the code set was lambasted on the floor of the House of Representatives earlier this week, The Hill reported.

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Good News: It’s Reimbursement Time Now

Filed a claim during the legal battle between the American Medical Association (AMA) and UHC? There’s good news for you.

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NHS statistics reveal data errors in care records

In a letter published today in the British Medical Journal, authors from Imperial College London NHS Healthcare Trust stress the importance of accurately capturing and coding patient episodes.

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Electronic Records May Increase Malpractice Lawsuit Risk

EHRs may reduce medical liability for some errors, but could create new forms of medical liability and expose existing liability issues, says report.

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Now Make Your PDT Coding Hassle-Free

Bill all three or get a denial: supply, injection, and illumination.
Coding for photodynamic therapy (PDT) involves three key components, which means you should look into multiple CPT® codes to describe your claim appropriately. But this could jeopard…

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