Strategies for Navigating the Approaching Wave of New ICD-10 Codes
May31

Strategies for Navigating the Approaching Wave of New ICD-10 Codes

More than 5,500 new procedure and diagnosis codes will go into effect beginning in October 2016. What does this mean for HIM teams still feeling the effects of implementing the original 70,000-plus ICD-10 codes?

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Grappling With the End of Physician ICD-10 Coding Grace Period

October 1, 2016, will mark the end of a one-year “grace period” that allowed unspecified ICD-10-CM codes on certain physician Medicare claims.

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Combating our Fear of Change and Creating a Holistic Approach to HIM Education [Sponsored]
May13

Combating our Fear of Change and Creating a Holistic Approach to HIM Education [Sponsored]

The fear and anxiety that grew in our industry over the ICD-10 transition was contagious; it spread across the United States, forcing organizations to react rather than strategically prepare.

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Coding Diabetes Mellitus with Associated Conditions
May11

Coding Diabetes Mellitus with Associated Conditions

There has been some confusion among coding professionals regarding interpretation of the coding guideline of “with.” There are 53 instances of “with” subterm conditions listed under the main term Diabetes.

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Deadline for ICD-10 Specificity Draws Renewed Attention to Physicians’ Role [Sponsored]
May06

Deadline for ICD-10 Specificity Draws Renewed Attention to Physicians’ Role [Sponsored]

On October 1, 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will require greater specificity for claims filed in ICD-10-CM/PCS, and payers will either follow suit or, as some already are doing, lead the way. This has put focus back on physicians and the critical role they play in maximizing use of the new coding structure for improved patient care.

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AHIMA Submits Comments on ICD-10-CM/PCS Code Proposals

AHIMA recently responded to the comment period following the release of the 1,943 new ICD-10-CM codes and 3,651 ICD-10-PCS by the CDC and CMS, respectively.

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