ICD-10 implementation has been years in the making, and now that we’re finally at the finish line, concerns and misunderstandings are becoming more rampant. AAPC is working hard to clear up misinformation about the ICD-10 code set. ICD-9-CM has several problems. Most importantly, it is out of room. Because the classification is organized scientifically, each ...
May 24th, 2012
The upcoming ICD-10 changeover has most of us a little anxious as we wait for the final date for implementation and then the actual implementation. Rhonda Buckholtz, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CGSC, COBGC, CPEDC, CENTC AAPC’s VP of ICD-10 training and education, recently spoke with Physician’s Practice for an ICD-10 related article titled “How Your Medical ...
Feb 11th, 2010
What’s new on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) website is the 2010 update of ICD-10-CM. This latest update replaces the 2009 release. Get Your Latest ICD-10-CM Update was last modified: July 5th, 2011 by admin aapc...
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Jul 6th, 2009
Recently the news was released that CMS was going to replace the 30-year-old ICD-9 code set with ICD-10, and even though we have an October 1, 2013 deadline it is not too soon to start preparing.  Topping off the necessary steps to ICD-10 conversion is the implementation of a new 5010 security set that begins ...