In Coding
Jun 13th, 2016
Codes for pressure ulcers and non-pressure chronic ulcers are located in ICD-10-CM chapter 12, Disease of the skin and subcutaneous tissue. The concept of laterality (e.g., left or right) is introduced, and should be included in the clinical documentation for skin ulcers. ICD-10-CM codes for Pressure ulcers, located in Category L89, are combination codes that ...
In Billing
May 1st, 2014
Monitor financial performance and mitigate risks associated with the pre- and post-transition to ICD-10. By Ken Bradley Now is the time for physician practices to get revenue cycles in order—not six months before ICD-10 implementation. If the transition is anything like the adoption of 5010 transaction standards and national provider identifiers, ICD-10 will lead to more ...
With less than a year left before the “go-live” date for ICD-10, industry focus is turning more and more to clinical documentation improvement (CDI), as it will be even more vital to every facility. AAPC’s VP of ICD-10 Education and Training, Rhonda Buckholtz, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CGSC, COBGC, CPEDC, CENTC, recently penned an article for ...
Aug 1st, 2012
By Kathy Rowland, CPC, CEMC, CPC-I, CHC You have heard from many qualified, trained professionals in ICD-10-CM over the last several months, with some very informative articles on varying ICD-10-CM topics. As you prepare for the ICD-10-CM transition and implementation in your practice, you may benefit from hearing other health professionals speak on the topic ...
Apr 9th, 2012
Comments Off on May Workshop – Improvement of Clinical Documentation
SALT LAKE CITY—April 9, 2012— AAPC (www.aapc.com), the nation’s largest training and credentialing association for the business side of medicine, announced its upcoming May workshop, entitled “Clinical Documentation Improvement”. This timely workshop will address the quality of documentation needed to keep practice’s medical coding accurate. Improved clinical documentation can: Enable accurate cod...