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Specialty-Specific ICD-10 Changes for FY2020 (Beginning Oct. 1, 2019)

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid services (CMS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) jointly released the official ICD-10 code changes...

Summer Necessities: Sunscreen, Fireworks…and the right ICD-10 Codes

As summer hits its stride, barbecues, pool parties and fireworks displays are in full swing. Unfortunately, with all the fun comes an increased risk for injury, especially around the 4th of July. As...

ICD-10 Codes for Celebrating: New Year’s Eve Edition!

The coming festivities will bring a thrill of excitement for many people as they prepare to ring in 2019. For healthcare providers, this time of year can also present some unusual patient care...

ICD-10: Survey Finds More Than 67 Percent of Practices Saw Decrease in Coding Productivity

The ICD-10 transition last October brought much stress to the healthcare community. With more than 144,000 codes and so much to learn, providers wondered how it would impact their practices,...

How to Prepare for Post ICD-10 Grace Period

While the current ICD-10 “grace period” offers physicians at least some protection against gratuitous rejections as everyone adjusts to the new system, this concession will end on October 1 2016. ...

ICD-10: Preview the Newly Proposed Codes

ICD-10 may be only six months old in the United States, but new codes have already been proposed for October 1, 2016. Previously, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had placed a...

CMS Announces First ICD-10 Update

Settled into ICD-10 yet? The infamous transition to the new coding system last October was met with a significant amount of controversy, but now almost six months out, it appears it wasn't as rocky...

How to Code the Zika Virus in ICD-10

If you’ve been paying attention to current events these days, you’re likely already aware of the Zika virus outbreak that’s hitting the Americas.  Cases of Zika are now beginning to pop up in North...

Survey: 80 Percent Claim ICD-10 Transition Successful

Tomorrow marks two months since the official implementation of ICD-10 across the country. Much was made about the transition with detractors loudly vocalizing their concerns about the negative...

CMS Announces ICD-10 Claims Metrics for October

The days before October 1 represented a stressful time for many medical practices. Questions of how the ICD-10 transition permeated across the country with many practitioners wondering how the new...