In CMS
Oct 7th, 2014
The 2015 ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS files are now available on the CMS website. At the recent ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee meeting it was announced that there are no new ICD-9-CM, ICD-10-CM, or ICD-10-PCS codes added for 2015. There were some changes to the ICD-10-CM guidelines made. The guidelines contain a few changes, including sepsis, ...
Jul 9th, 2014
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. ICD-10-PCS When considering education plans for your organization, don’t forget about ICD-10-PCS. If the staff needs to learn the procedure coding system for ICD-10, they are ...
In its most simplistic sense, coding is a form of translation. Coders translate physician documentation into data that is easily read and stored in business systems. AAPC’s Cynthia Stewart, CPC, CPC-H, CPMA, CPC-I, recently authored an article for HCPro, in which she expounded on ICD-10-PCS and how to prepare for its implementation. She explains how ...
By Michelle A. Dick Coding Edge asked military health experts to provide insight into the military health system (MHS) and coding. Here’s what they had to say: How does the MHS work? MHS is federally managed medicine for active duty members and their families. According to U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. (Retired) Jeanne Yoder, CPC, ...
Apr 9th, 2012
The nation will switch to the International Classification of Diseases, version 10 (ICD-10) Oct. 1, 2014 rather than the original Oct. 1, 2013 date, according to a proposed rule. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced the proposed regulation April 9, which was published in the Federal Register April 17 with ...