Sep 24th, 2015
Medicaid agencies were required to implement ICD-10 October 1, 2015, and The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) posted a web page with links to preparation and testing for each state. CMS instructs that as HIPAA covered entities, Medicaid agencies in the states, the District of Columbia, and the US territories must comply with ...
Sep 9th, 2015
By Brenda Edwards, CPC, CPB, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC, CRC A change of seasons. Clocks falling back an hour (in most places). Changing traffic patterns on the way to work because of back to school. We begin anticipating the new CPT® code set with the approaching AMA Symposium in November. And one of the biggest changes we will ...
In ICD-10
Sep 9th, 2015
It’s time to check your Implementation Tracker to see if there are any check boxes that remain undone. You can be sure that the seven steps preceding ICD-10 implementation are completed for your practice. If there are any items that have not been completed, now is the time. Make sure your practice is as prepared as ...
Sep 9th, 2015
It looks like we are finally going to get to ICD-10. No more delays, no more waiting. So, now what? It is time to get your final checklist ready and make sure that your practice will be prepared October 1, 2015, to submit its claims in ICD-10. What should be on your final checklist, you ...
After years of ICD-10 prep, it’s time to put some pep in your ICD-10 step. As we draw closer to the October 1, 2015, ICD-10 implementation date, I think we’ve all experienced moments of either panic or relief. For many AAPC members, embracing this change to the coding system came easily and the learning opportunity ...