In Coding
Jul 7th, 2015
We will be sharing a number of strategies to help your practice successfully implement ICD-10-CM. Please remember to track your progress in your ICD-10 Implementation Tracker on AAPC’s website. New Employees Make sure you are paying attention to new employees in your practice. Bring them up to speed to the rest of the staff regarding ICD-10 ...
Jun 10th, 2015
AAPC has created an ICD-10 implementation tracker to help keep you on the right path to ICD-10 this October. You can choose your size of practice and then be shown checklists for things to be completed before implementation. It is a tool that may be used by anyone. If you already use the tracker, make ...
Working towards a smooth ICD-10 transition is on healthcare providers’ radar as implementation approaches. AAPC’s Director of ICD-10 Development and Training, Betty Hovey, recently shared how the new code set will impact providers in a recent article in Urgent Care Magazine, titled Flipping the Switch: Smoothing the Rocky Transition to ICD-10. In the article, Hovey ...
In ICD-10
Apr 23rd, 2015
As I watched the votes for the SGR, the battles leading up to the votes, and the lobbying efforts from all sides, my head spun. And then I thought, if my head was spinning, how do all the physicians feel? How are they going to know what to do next? Many sat back, procrastinating on ...
In ICD-10
Apr 15th, 2015
It’s a different world since ICD-9-CM was implemented in the United States. The year was 1979, and the code set was perfect for its time. Healthcare has since changed immensely—unfortunately, medical billing codes have not. ICD-9-CM includes outdated terms that are inconsistent with current medical practices, and healthcare facilities now use cutting edge technology that didn’t ...