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ICD-10-CM 2018 Posted! Let the Update Games Begin

16. June 2017

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ICD-10-CM 2018 files are up on the CMS site! Here’s a quick overview of what’s coming when the new version goes into effect Oct. 1, 2017. (Looking for PCS? Click here.) Check Changes by the Numbers Based on the files posted, it looks like we’ll be dealing with more than 700 updates: 360 additions 142 […]

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Take a Peek at 2018 ICD-10-PCS Updates

1. June 2017

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It’s only June of 2017, but for coders that means it’s time to start watching for 2018 updates. ICD-10-PCS files are already available for review. This inpatient coding system, which changes to the 2018 version on Oct. 1, 2017, will see 3,562 new codes and 646 deletions for a total of 78,705 codes in the […]

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World No Tobacco Day – A Multispecialty View of Conditions Related to Tobacco Use

31. May 2017

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Get to Know Aftercare Z Codes: Official Guidelines and Examples

30. May 2017

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How many of the 15 pages on Z codes have you read in the ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting? More than a page is devoted to aftercare visit codes in Section I.C.21.c.7. Here’s a quick refresher on what you should know about aftercare coding, including the ICD-10 twist for injury codes. The Basic […]

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Don’t Pack Away Those Flu Coding Skills Just Yet

10. March 2017

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It’s March, so stuffy noses may make you think more of allergies than the flu, but flu activity remains elevated in the U.S. And the MLN Connects from March 9 says “it is not too late to get vaccinated.” We’ve gone over coding for flu vaccinations in 2017. Now let’s take a look at ICD-10-CM […]

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Women’s Health in Focus – ICD-10-CM Codes for Encounters and Conditions Commonly Reported for Female Patients

8. March 2017

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What better time than International Women’s Day (March 8) to focus on women’s health? We’ve pulled together 15 common conditions and encounter-types in an ICD-10-CM infographic.

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Pinpoint Your CAD Code Fast Using This Convenient ICD-10 Table

21. February 2017

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There are more than 3 million cases of coronary artery disease (CAD) in the U.S. each year, and that means you’re likely to see a lot of patients with this diagnosis at your practice. Under ICD-10, you have to sort through a long list of combination codes for CAD with angina pectoris before you make […]

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8 Great Ways to Keep Your 2017 Coding On Target

3. January 2017

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Hello, 2017! The year we’ve been talking about for so long is finally here. Try these eight helpful hints to keep your claims clean and on track from the start. 1. Post Major CPT® Updates Front and Center Long-time coders may remember the days when Medicare offered a 90-day grace period to adjust to new […]

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Jingle Bells, Santa Fell, It’s W13.2-

13. December 2016

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Dear old Santa Claus has had to make yet another trip to the hospital! He’s doing well and, true to his generous nature, is sharing his records with one and all. PATIENT NAME: CLAUS, NICHOLAS “SANTA” DATE OF BIRTH: 12/25/0270 DATE OF SERVICE: December 12, 2016 CHIEF COMPLAINT: Ankle pain. HISTORY OF PRESENT ILLNESS: The […]

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Thanksgiving Sale! With 25% Savings, Getting All Your 2017 Coding Resources Is Easy as Pie

23. November 2016

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Happy Thanksgiving! We at SuperCoder know that we wouldn’t be here without you and your dedication to doing your job well. As one way of saying thank you for all you do, we’re offering 25 percent off of our SuperCoder products. Online coding resources provide automatic 2017 updates: Code Search: Enter a search term, find […]

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