CMS Announces Limited ICD-10 Claims Testing

News that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will offer a rigorous, four-pronged approached to ICD-10-CM/PCS preparedness and claims testing for fee-for-service providers was welcomed by panelists at a federal health subcommittee hearing Wednesday.

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Lumbar Stenosis

What would be the appropriate ICD-10-CM code for lumbar stenosis?

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Americans Want to Share Health Info on Social Networks, Report Finds

Ninety-four percent of American social media users would agree to share their health information on social media platforms to help doctors improve care, as long as their identities were protected.

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American Heart Month—Coding Heart Disease
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American Heart Month—Coding Heart Disease

February is American Heart Month, a time when the media is full of information geared toward awareness and prevention of heart disease. It is important for coders to master the guidelines and codes associated with heart disease in ICD-10-CM.

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CMS Extends Meaningful Use Deadline by One Month

Physicians and other eligible professionals have been given an extra month to attest to the “meaningful use” EHR Incentive Program, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced Friday.

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