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

Friday, June 16, 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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ICD-10 Quick Quiz: What’s Your Thanksgiving Style?

Tuesday, November 15, 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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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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ICD-10-CM 2017 Is Coming Soon — Get Ready for Cardiology Changes

Monday, June 27, 2016

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Oct. 1 will be here before we know it, and with that date comes updates to ICD-10-CM for fiscal year 2017 — that’s about 2,000 new codes!  Cardiology diagnosis coding in particular gains some new codes that you’ll want to know about. Lose the Pure, Instead Report Familial Hypercholesterolemia To code the condition familial hypercholesterolemia […]

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Pressure Ulcer Coding: Take Advantage of Simplicity & Laterality in ICD-10-CM

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

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You’ll select from 149 different ulcer codes in the L89.000 to L89.95 range once ICD-10-CM goes into effect. Pressure ulcers, also known as decubitus ulcers or bedsores, are localized injuries to the skin caused by unrelieved pressure on the skin. Reporting pressure ulcers is fairly straightforward in ICD-9-CM; you use two codes — one to report […]

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ICD-9 To ICD-10 Conversion: Less Impact On Urology Practice With Little Changes

Thursday, September 19, 2013

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This year you must be wondering how many code changes you need to face in the coming year and ways to start preparing for them to keep your coding and billing error-free when you convert from ICD-9 to ICD-10. Urologists need to be aware of all the E/M changes. According to the American Medical Association […]

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Breeze through Your ICD-10-CM Manual With These Tips

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

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If you’d been dreading ICD-10 changes, then here’s some respite. The ICD-10-CM manual is similar to your ICD-9-CM one, which means you likely already know how to use it. However, there are going to be some subtle differences in your Alphabetic Index and Tabular List. Read away from denials when ICD-10 goes live (the current […]

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