Jun 30th, 2014
Last week, AAPC member Laurie Johnson MS, RHIA, CPC-H, FAHIMA was invited to comment on her recently launched e-news series covering clinical documentation improvement. “I began this series because I thought that there was a real need to focus on clinical documentation improvement by service line” said Laurie. She referred to the latest ICD-10 delay ...
Jun 10th, 2014
Today Maria Bounos, RN, MPM, CPC-H filled in for Kim Charland as Chuck Buck’s co-host. Maria is an AAPC member and the practice lead for coding and reimbursement solutions for Wolters Kluwer Law and Business. The special edition episode included tips from physicians (and other professionals) on how to engage other physicians. “Even though ICD-10 ...
The director of the Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists (ACDIS), Brian Murphy, CPC was invited to provide an overview of the upcoming conference. Taking place in Las Vegas, the 7th annual ACDIS conference will focus largely on ICD-10. Originally the conference was scheduled to take place 5 months prior to the ICD-10 mandate, but ...
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 ...
In ICD-10
Jul 21st, 2010
By: Rhonda Buckholtz, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CGSC, COBGC, CPEDC, CENTC Successfully embracing ICD-10 in your practice boils down to one thing –  meticulous documentation. The specificity of accurate ICD-10 coding demands  recording all the details of what the provider sees and does, and it is time to start. Medical necessity from today on depends on being fastidious ...