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Take Advantage of Expanded External Cause Codes in ICD-10

During the transition to ICD-10, external cause codes – the codes that capture specific details about an injury or health event – received a bad reputation. Best Medical Coding Course!

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ICD-10 Drives Down Hospital Coder Productivity

The ICD-10 transition is negatively impacting inpatient and outpatient coder productivity at hospitals of all sizes and types, according to survey results from healthcare outsourcing vendor HIMagine Solutions Inc.

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How One Doc Made ICD-10 Work

For many practices, the day of Oct. 1, 2015 was the nerve-wracking great switch over from ICD-9 to ICD-10. Small practices were pegged as ill-prepared for the storm that was to hit on that particular day.

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Medicaid ICD-10 Workarounds in Four States Worry Providers

On Oct. 1, Medicaid programs in four states will not be fully converting from the ICD-9 to the ICD-10 coding system,

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With ICD-10 about a month away, healthcare providers say ‘bring it on’

Not since Jan. 1, 2000, have so many industry professionals had their eyes on a deadline as they do on Oct. 1, 2015.

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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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AHIMA Responds to Concerns Over ICD-10 Contingency Plans

Concerns from a coalition of medical and professional organizations that CMS’ lack of contingency plans for the ICD-10 transition are understandable but unfounded, according to the American Health Information Management Association, HealthLeaders Media reports (Commins, HealthLeaders Media, 3/9).

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Why Physician Practices Need To Build An ICD-10 Bridge

The ICD-10 mandate may be delayed another year, but providers and EHR vendors shouldn’t view the reprieve as an opportunity to relax.

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New ICD-10 Coding System May Cloud Hospital Safety

Changes in how medical diagnoses are coded under the latest international disease classification system – better known as the ICD-10 codes – may complicate the assessment of hospital safety, say researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Their report is available online in the Journal

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Who Was Behind The ICD-10 Delay


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