Tag Archive | "ICD-10 transition"

Check Out 3 Ways to Stay Ahead of Coding and Billing Trends

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

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The medical coding profession has come a long way in a year. Last year at this time, just about every coding article on the Internet warned of the dangers involved as the U.S. healthcare industry transitioned from ICD-9 to ICD-10. Last summer, headlines trumpeted the AMA’s agreement to stop fighting CMS on the ICD-10 implementation. […]

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ICD-10 Post Implementation Challenges Limited to Isolated Errors, MACs Report

Monday, November 30, 2015

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So far so good. That seems to be the consensus of the aftermath of the ICD-10 implementation on October 1, with only isolated programming-type claims errors reported overall as we approach the end of November, the second month using the new code set. Still, wise providers continue to monitor their claims denials to avoid unforeseen […]

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Clockwatching Time Is Over – Are You Ready for ICD-10?

Thursday, October 1, 2015

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When I was a child, I loved to watch digital clocks flip from 11:59 to 12:00. These were the old timey clocks with little cards for the hours and the minutes, where you could actually watch the mechanism flop the number cards over. How does this relate to the ICD-10 countdown? I’ve been watching the ICD-10 clock […]

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

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

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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 […]

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