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Last-Minute Tips to Catch Every ICD-10-CM 2019 Eyelid Code Change

Friday, September 28, 2018

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It’s ICD-10-CM 2019-eve! A big chunk of the changes effective Oct. 1, 2018, make coding for many eyelid diagnoses more specific, requiring you to specify not only the eye but also the eyelid involved. To be sure you’re ready, here’s one last crash course in eyelid ICD-10-CM coding for 2019.

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35 Category III Code Updates Announced! Get to Know Them Fast

Thursday, July 5, 2018

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Four new Category III codes were effective July 1, 2018. But that’s just a warmup to the 35 changes planned for Jan. 1, 2019. Check this summary to see where you need to focus for updates. Remember: The final list of codes may change before implementation, so be sure you use the final, correct list […]

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Cataract Claims Double Dipped? These RACs Are Checking

Friday, June 8, 2018

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If you perform cataract removal services in RAC regions 1, 2, or 3, be on alert. Coding and unit errors are under the spotlight. Here’s the scoop. What & Where: Learn the RACs and Regions Involved RACs Cotiviti Healthcare and Performant have both posted the following as approved audit issues: 0083 – Cataract Removal Excessive […]

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Placeholders and 7th Characters: ICD-10 2017 Diabetes Update Puts the X in DX Code

Friday, November 11, 2016

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Eye coders got handed a lot of new codes with the ICD-10 2017 update. The already numerous codes for diabetes with ophthalmic complications pretty much quadrupled. Considering the changes simply allow you to specify the eye involved, the changes hardly seem surprising for a code set already known for being the champion of specificity. But […]

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