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Take a Peek at 2018 ICD-10-PCS Updates

Thursday, June 1, 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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3 Helpful Z Code Hints Every Eye Care Coder Should Know

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

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Poor ICD-10 Z codes. All the way at the end of the code list and often overlooked. They don’t even get the attention W codes do for interesting adventures involving turtles. But Z codes do have an important role to play, and today we’re going to show them some love. Let’s look at what these […]

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Code General Surgery With CPT® Updates for 2016

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

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As coders know, only inpatient coders and clinical documentation specialists are using ICD-10-PCS to collect data, determine payment, and support electronic records for inpatient procedures in the U.S. But that doesn’t mean that outpatient and physician coders aren’t coding general surgery. CPT® has always included general surgery and procedure codes, and CPT® is still used […]

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