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New ICD-10 Codes Include ‘Bizarre’ Ones Rarely Used in Medical Practice Coding and Billing

2013-06-27T10:14:10+00:00

The growing pains of transitioning to ICD-10 can only be surpassed by the pain of adding a slew of new codes that are far from the standard run of the mill ones you utilize every day. Among the 68,000 new ICD-10-CM diagnosis and procedure codes (compared to 18,000 in ICD-9), CMS has created ICD-10 codes that are considered by some to be among the most bizarre. In fact, Power Your Practice has gone one step further to create the "Awards for the Most Bizarre ICD-10 codes." Bizarre or not, these more specific codes are provided as an example of how much [...]

New ICD-10 Codes Include ‘Bizarre’ Ones Rarely Used in Medical Practice Coding and Billing2013-06-27T10:14:10+00:00

Implementing ICD-10’s Avalanche of Coding Updates Require Coding Experts in Physician Revenue Cycle Management

2013-05-14T09:03:32+00:00

In the coding world, there is a saying that “If it isn’t documented, it doesn’t exist or it didn’t happen.” That strikes fear in the hearts of all physicians, which is why it’s imperative your medical practice billing and coding be tied to your medical practice revenue cycle management and the coding expertise of your physician billing and coding team. There are more than 68,000 new ICD-10-CM diagnosis and procedure codes that will go into effect beginning Oct. 1, 2014. Compare that to the 18,000 codes in ICD-9, and you have a major coding conversion that has been slated to be [...]

Implementing ICD-10’s Avalanche of Coding Updates Require Coding Experts in Physician Revenue Cycle Management2013-05-14T09:03:32+00:00

Radiology Coding Update – Jan. 2013

2013-01-14T18:30:45+00:00

CTA DOCUMENTATION "If it isn't written, it didn't happen" Those words have been repeated to medical billers and coders in training classes and seminars for over 20 years. Coding a CTA can be tricky even for the seasoned coder. Very precise information must be dictated to assist the coder in determining if the procedure was a CT or CTA. The Fall 2008 issue of "Clinical Examples in Radiology" clarified the coding and dictation issues surrounding CTA. In order to differentiate CT from CTA, dictated documentation must indicate that 3D images were acquired and interpretation for those images must be made in [...]

Radiology Coding Update – Jan. 20132013-01-14T18:30:45+00:00

Radiology Coding Update – Dec. 2012

2012-12-18T11:25:49+00:00

CTA DOCUMENTATION "If it isn't written, it didn't happen" Those words have been repeated to medical billers and coders in training classes and seminars for over 20 years. Coding a CTA can be tricky even for the seasoned coder. Very precise information must be dictated to assist the coder in determining if the procedure was a CT or CTA. The Fall 2008 issue of "Clinical Examples in Radiology" clarified the coding and dictation issues surrounding CTA. In order to differentiate CT from CTA, dictated documentation must indicate that 3D images were acquired and interpretation for those images must be made in [...]

Radiology Coding Update – Dec. 20122012-12-18T11:25:49+00:00