May 1st, 2009
Next Stop, the AAPC Training Plan By Deborah Grider, CPC, CPC-I, CPC-H, CPC-P, COBGC, CEMC, CCS-P ICD-10 is here—the wait is over. Now is the reality of navigating you toward a smooth transition from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM. Moving forward on your journey using the ICD-10-CM roadmap, this destination focuses on the ICD-10-CM Training Plan currently ...
Jan 19th, 2009
Health and Human Services (HHS) announced last week the final rule for implementation of the ICD-10-CM code set. For more information, go to the link below: https://www.aapc.com/blog/index.php/2009/01/icd-10-date-of-oct-1-2013-announced/ HHS Says I-10 is 2013 was last modified: July 5th, 2011 by admin aapc...
In Coding
Jul 1st, 2008
This month we follow the ICD-10-CM roadmap to crosswalking with general equivalence mappings (GEMs). The GEM system, developed by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), maps ICD-10-CM and the ICD-9-CM volumes one and two and helps facilities and payers create crosswalks. You can access it on the CMS Web site at: www.cms.hhs.gov/ICD10. Mapping—or crosswalking—helps ...
In ICD-10
May 1st, 2008
There will be numerous challenges when implementing ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS. According to a study conducted by the Robert E. Nolan Management Consulting Company, the cost to health plans for system implementation may be as high as $1 billion. The estimated cost to Medicare and Medicaid is between $7 million to $1.4 billion. This does not ...
May 1st, 2008
The Impact on the Payer and System Readiness By Deborah Grider, CPC-E/M, CPC-H, CPC-P, CCS-P There will be numerous challenges when implementing ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS. According to a study conducted by the Robert E. Nolan Management Consulting Company, the cost to health plans for system implementation may be as high as $1 billion. The estimated ...