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CMS Revises ICD-10 FAQ List for Billable Code Clarification

Following the July 27 issued ICD-10 frequently asked questions list, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has updated some of the information. Best Medical Coding Course!

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ICD-10 Grace Period Issued For A Year

The Texas Medical Association has been granted its wish, sort of: ICD-10 will be implemented with “flexibility,” meaning physicians will have to implement the new coding system on Oct. 1, but a yearlong grace period will shield them from penalties.

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100 Days To ICD-10: Where The Industry Stands

The implementation deadline for ICD-10 is only 100 days away, but lawmakers on Capitol Hill continue to push for transition periods or an outright ban of the code set while surveys reveal that participation in testing still lags.

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There’s A Code For That: Doctors Brace For 155,000 Choices

Suppose, in a comical sequence of indignities, you are pecked by a goose, bitten by a crocodile, crushed by a human stampede at an opera house, injured in a fall from your motorized scooter and — finally and irrevocably — sucked into a jet engine and spit out the other end.

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Leveraging The Clinical Data Warehouse For Accountable Care

Throughout this series, we explored how to create an integrated data asset through the integration of claims, clinical, financial and other data sources; how data from those sources is extracted; and how it’s organized between patient records in disparate systems.

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Seven Steps for Helping Physicians Get Ready for ICD-10

Most small-to-medium medical practices are struggling just to keep up with the changes taking place in healthcare today.

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ICD-10: It’s All About Your Perspective

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it […]

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Why You Should Carry On With ICD-10 Implementation

It’s understandable if healthcare providers consider ICD-10 implementation a lost cause. The latest delay shows how easy it is to derail a major healthcare policy initiative. So why bother?

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Fact: ICD-10 Will Benefit Medical Coders More Than ICD-9

For the last so many decades, we’ve been using ICD-9. ICD-9, which stands for International Classification of Diseases, 9th edition is the system of codes used to classify every disease and medical condition.

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Date of ICD-10 Switch Still Uncertain

Congress’s move to delay by at least a year the switch to ICD-10 has thrown a monkey wrench into the many providers’ plans for moving to the new coding system.

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Countdown To ICD-10

From patient accounting systems to sticky notes and “cheat sheets” posted in exam rooms, ICD-9 codes permeate the health care environment, translating the information in medical records to numbers on claim forms and ensuring that providers get paid for the care they give.

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Approved Manuals For The Medical Coding CPC Exam From AAPC

One question we are asked a lot is “what are the approved manuals for the medical coding CPC exam from AAPC?”

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7 ICD-10 Lessons From Cedars-Sinai

In 2011, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles did what many providers were hesitant to do: It decided to tackle ICD-10 as an inevitable change and began its work to transition to the new system.

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Medical Coding Certification Requirements – AAPC

These are the requirement for medical coding CPC certification as listed by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).

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The Average Medical Coding Salary For 2013 – AAPC

AAPC has posted the findings of their annual survey of average salaries for medical coders and salaries continue to rise.

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ICD-10: Getting Ready When You’d Rather Ignore It

ICD-10 Is Coming This Year Many physician practices have avoided getting ready for ICD-10 (International Classification of Diseases, 10th edition) for a variety of reasons:

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