Oct 14th, 2014
Two AAPC members were recently invited to speak on the Talk Ten Tuesday podcast. Deb Grider,CCS-P CDIP CPC CPMA CPC-H CPC-P  emphasized the importance of testing. She suggested providers make a list of their top 10-15 payers, and get on their testing schedule. “…we’re probably going to go live with ICD-10.” said Grider, in reference ...
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a rule Aug. 4 finalizing Oct. 1, 2015 as the new compliance date for healthcare providers, health plans, and healthcare clearinghouses to transition to ICD-10, the tenth revision of the International Classification of Diseases. This deadline allows providers, insurance companies, and others in the healthcare ...
LATEST NEWS: CMS Hints at ICD-10 Implementation Date Thank you for your commitment to your profession and all you do to help AAPC advance the business of healthcare. I write to you as a follow up to the email we sent Monday night regarding Senate passage of HR 4302 and the delay in ICD-10. President ...
Sep 14th, 2012
With the ICD-10 implementation date back on everyone’s radar it’s time to look ahead and begin planning for 2014. AAPC ICD-10 specialist Jackie Stack, BSHA, CPC, CPC-I, CEMC, CFPC, CIMC, CPEDC, CCP-P recently wrote on this subject for the Physicians Practice blog. “Documentation to meet the transition will be one of the biggest changes and ...
Aug 31st, 2012
ICD-10 plans are now back in full swing as we prepare for October 1, 2014 and the implementation of it. AAPC ICD-10 trainer Kathy Rowland, CPC, CEMC, CPC-I, CHC recently penned a guest blog on the topic for Advance’s Health Care POV section. “There will be a learning curve for physicians as well as coders,” ...