New Year, New Me… A New Year’s Coding Resolution
Jan11

New Year, New Me… A New Year’s Coding Resolution

This is your year to be the best coder that you can be.

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Endovascular Abdominal Aneurysm Repair
Dec15

Endovascular Abdominal Aneurysm Repair

Back in the days of ICD-9 coding, the encoder was pretty straightforward when it came to procedure coding. Nowadays, the encoder will help craft a PCS code that looks right but isn’t quite right.

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To Code or Not To Code
Nov08

To Code or Not To Code

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Risk Adjustment model is not new. However, Hierarchical Condition Categories (HCCs) seem to be this year’s buzz word.

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Coding Surveillance Colonoscopy
Oct12

Coding Surveillance Colonoscopy

Now that coding professionals are all on the same page regarding code assignment, problem solved… right? If only it were that simple.

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Life as New Graduate: 8 Things to Know
Sep13

Life as New Graduate: 8 Things to Know

When I first emerged from school into my life as a new graduate, I had no idea that there was still so much I had to learn.

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A Code Is Born: The Quest from Condition to Code
Aug09

A Code Is Born: The Quest from Condition to Code

Where do new ICD-10 codes come from? How can you submit a proposal for a new code? This month’s Code Cracker discusses the process.

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