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. It contained 14,000 diagnosis codes and 4,000 procedural codes which sufficed us for over a couple of decades. But the world of […]
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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. But all those old codes have to be rooted out and replaced […]
One question we are asked a lot is “what are the approved manuals for the medical coding CPC exam from AAPC?” The most surprising “non change” is there is no ICD-10 component required on the 2014 CPC certification test. With ICD-10 being implemented in Oct 2014 you would think this would be a requirement but […]
Are you preparing for the medical coding CPC exam? If so, the best way to prepare is with CPC exam practice questions. You can get free questions at Medical Coding Pro. In this video you’ll learn what is important for you to know to pass the CPC exam. It includes tips and trick to pass […]
If you are a new coder looking to get your certification in 2014 take a deep breath! AAPC is not requiring you to be tested on ICD-10. ICD-9 is what is currently being tested for certification and the exam is still 150 questions and you still have 5 hours and forty minutes to complete it. […]
Remember the new, uber-complicated system of medical codes coming soon? You know, the ones that will tell your insurance company whether this was the first, second or third time your pet parrot bit you? This is referring to the dramatic change in how doctors and hospitals code procedures to get proper insurance reimbursements. The American […]
While the changes in ICD-10 has more to offer but the challenges that exists are worth the effort. The providers and the coders too will need to comprehend the new set of codes in ICD-10, and this demands education about their practices’ coding systems. But ultimately the benefit outweighs the damage the shift will cause, […]
In the past six months, hospitals have considerably increased their internal training efforts in preparation for the transition to ICD-10, according to a survey conducted by the consulting firm Health Revenue Assurance Associates. The transition from the ICD-9 code sets used to report medical diagnoses and inpatient procedures to ICD-10 is required for everyone covered […]
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