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 ...
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Apr 5th, 2010
Need another reason to start ICD-10 training? Here are many: The closer the Oct. 1, 2013 deadline gets, the more difficult it will be to find workers with ICD-10 expertise. Experts will already have been put to good use. The more ICD-10 training and expertise you have, the more in demand you’ll become. And, if you ...
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Dec 14th, 2009
By Julia Croly Moving to ICD-10-CM/PCS will require a tremendous effort and incur incredible cost for healthcare organizations. The major hurdles to overcome in implementation of ICD-10-CM/PCS for healthcare payers include cost, timing and complexity. Major Hurdles to Overcome in Implementing ICD-10 for Healthcare Payers was last modified: July 5th, 2011 by admin aapc...
Oct 23rd, 2009
When you open the October 2013 Coding Edge, we’ll be using ICD-10-CM. After more than a decade of false starts and revisions, we are all finally packing for destination ICD-10, which features a new language of an enormous but elegant “smart code” set. For a profession whose members weather weekly reimbursement rules and quarterly code ...
Sep 11th, 2009
TO: Members of the ICD-9-CM Coordination and Maintenance Committee FROM: The American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) RE: AAPC’s position regarding suspension of code changes prior to and following implementation of ICD-10-CM and -PCS The American Academy of Professional Coders does not support the freezing of changes to ICD-9-CM prior to the Oct. 1, 2013 ...