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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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ICD-10 Quick Quiz: What’s Your Thanksgiving Style?

15. November 2016

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We’ve still got a little more than a week until Thanksgiving (although I had to double check after seeing my neighbor’s inflatable Santa village go up a couple of weeks ago). Here’s a just-for-fun ICD-10 quiz to predict how your Thanksgiving will go. 1. The day before Thanksgiving, you’re most likely to be: A. Cleaning […]

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Placeholders and 7th Characters: ICD-10 2017 Diabetes Update Puts the X in DX Code

11. November 2016

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Eye coders got handed a lot of new codes with the ICD-10 2017 update. The already numerous codes for diabetes with ophthalmic complications pretty much quadrupled. Considering the changes simply allow you to specify the eye involved, the changes hardly seem surprising for a code set already known for being the champion of specificity. But […]

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So Long, Hypertensive Heart Disease Rule … You’ll Be Missed (Kind Of)

4. November 2016

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Seeing the ICD-10 Official Guidelines for hypertension change for 2017 felt like the end of an era. There was something fun about knowing you should assume a relationship between hypertension and chronic kidney disease, but NOT between hypertension and heart disease. The updated OGs, which went into effect Oct. 1, 2016, changed that, going for […]

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7 Halloween ICD-10 Codes to Get You in the Spooky Spirit (Turtle Included)

25. October 2016

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Code update season is intense. In fact a commenter recently wrote in that her brain is fried. That made me want to find an ICD-10 code for fried brains. (I can’t be the only one, right?) I haven’t had much luck with that, but it put me in the mood to find other diagnosis codes […]

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