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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. Best Medical Coding Course!

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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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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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Secrets To Passing The Medical Coding CPC | Free CPC Exam Questions

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.

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ICD-10 Is NOT Required For The 2014 Certification Exam For New Coders

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.

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What Effect Will Dual Coding Have On Medical Coding Productivity?

We have nine months left to get our healthcare organizations ready for ICD-10 coding. There are going to be a lot of decisions made. Dual coding needs to be on the list. This is when healthcare organizations assign ICD-10 and ICD-9 codes simultaneously to medical records. This helps:

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During ICD-10 Transition, Dual Coding Will Take A Toll

There’s no way around it. To make the conversion to ICD-10 coding by the Oct. 1 deadline, dual coding needs to be on the list.

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Trouble Signs Again For New Medical Coding System

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?

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Are we making progress with ICD-10 preparedness?

Is there a glimmer of hope on the ICD-10 horizon?  October’s preparedness survey conducted by Health Revenue Assurance Holdings (HRAA) seems to indicate that providers are making some progress towards the October 1, 2014 transition date. 

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ICD-10 Prep Work: Why Hospitals Need to Reach Out to Payers

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.

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RAC audits: Can an EHR system help you avoid a visit?

We’ve all probably heard about how an electronic health record (EHR) system can streamline your practice. What about audits? Can EHRs really help you mitigate risk from recovery audit contractors (RACs)?

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Docs need to ‘get on it’ as ICD-10 nears

Before you know it, the ICD-10 go-live date of October 2014 will be here, and for those 55 percent of physicians who have yet to begin implementation, it’s looking like a rocky road ahead.

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6 Steps for Spine & Orthopedic Practices to Prepare for the ICD-10 Deadline

The deadline for transitioning to the ICD-10 code sets is October 1, 2014, yet recent surveys have found that many medical groups have not conducted impact assessments, implemented needed technology or started testing.

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Importance of Medical Bill Review in Workers Compensation

Risk Managers and workers’ compensation claim managers normally know the purpose of medical bill review is to reduce medical bills to the state fee schedule or to the previously agreed amounts with the medical provider network.

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