Tag Archive | "ICD-10 changes"

ICD-10-CM 2017 Is Coming Soon — Get Ready for Cardiology Changes

Monday, June 27, 2016

0 Comments

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 […]

Continue reading...

Review Three Coding Challenges for Reporting Injuries

Thursday, June 2, 2016

0 Comments

Physicians of almost every specialty care for patients’ injuries — ranging from the mundane (S60.031A, Contusion of right middle finger without damage to nail, initial encounter) to the more serious (S48.122A, Partial traumatic amputation at level between left shoulder and elbow, subsequent encounter). Have you and your providers mastered the complexity of ICD-10-CM’s injury coding rules? […]

Continue reading...

Get the Truth on CMS’s ‘No Denials Based on ICD-10 Code Specificity’ Promise

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

0 Comments

With the ICD-10 transition deadline of October 1 looming, CMS and the AMA announced a compromise that will allow providers to get more help with the transition, as well as some relief from potential claim denials. According to CMS guidance issued July 6, for the first year that ICD-10 is in place, Medicare Administrative Contractors […]

Continue reading...

ICD-10: Prepare For Reporting Aortic Valve Disorders

Friday, June 22, 2012

0 Comments

There are going to be many changes in the ICD-10 and to be sure your practice is ready to report aortic valve disorders, check out how the new code set divides this diagnosis. ICD-9-CM Code 424.1, Aortic valve disorders ICD-10-CM Codes I35.0, Nonrheumatic aortic (valve) stenosis I35.1, Nonrheumatic aortic (valve) insufficiency I35.2, Nonrheumatic aortic (valve) stenosis with insufficiency I35.8, Other […]

Continue reading...