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A Coding Take on World Health Day, April 7

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

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The World Health Organization (WHO) uses World Health Day each April to draw attention to global health concerns. Here’s a quick history of recent World Health Day themes with a coding twist. 2018: The theme this year is “Health for All,” with discussion of paths to universal health coverage (UHC) around the world. It is […]

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

Friday, November 11, 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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ICD-10 Diabetic Neurological Complications: May the Four Be With You

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

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It wasn’t a long time ago or in a galaxy far, far away that we started using ICD-10. And in the near future, we’ll be dealing with another change for the code set. Starting Oct. 1, 2016, choosing the fourth ICD-10 character and beyond has added importance for your Medicare claims, as explained below. I […]

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