Tag Archive | "ICD-10 2017"

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

Friday, November 4, 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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Before & After: 3 Ways Your GI ICD-10 Coding Will Change Oct. 1

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

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During the ICD-10 transition, two characteristics that got a lot of attention were ICD-10’s detailed codes and the new code set’s room for expansion. The ICD-10 2017 updates released by the CDC and CMS reveal that the two characteristics go hand in hand: more room to expand means more room to add specificity requirements. Here’s […]

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Review ICD-10-CM 2017 Addenda to Catch New Clean-Claim Instructions

Friday, July 1, 2016

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The coding world is buzzing with the news that CMS and the CDC have posted ICD-10-CM 2017 files on their sites. In the past, we’ve discussed many of the 2017 ICD-10-CM code changes published in the preliminary release. As expected, the final ICD-10 listing added a code for Zika that was not in the preliminary […]

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