Dec 1st, 2013
Soldiers battled enemies, filthy conditions, foreign disease, and wounds that linger in the aftermath. By Freda Brinson, CPC, CPC-H, CEMC Dec. 7, 2013 marks the 72nd anniversary of the “date which will live in infamy,” the attack on Pearl Harbor that drew the United States into World War II. You’re probably familiar with the famous ...
Aug 1st, 2013
Stellar skin cancer coding requires more than just an 
understanding of ICD-9-CM principles for neoplasms. By Betty Hovey, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CPB, CPC-H, CPCD The more you know about skin cancer and anatomy, the easier it will be to code for benign and malignant neoplasms diagnoses using ICD-9-CM guidelines and proper sequencing. Let’s start with ...
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Oct 1st, 2010
Additional changes have been made to ICD-9-CM. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have finalized the addition, revision or deletion of several diagnosis codes, as was discussed at the March 9-10 ICD-9-CM Coordination and Maintenance Committee meeting. ICD-9-CM Changes, Effective Oct. 1 was last modified: July 5th, 2011 by admin aapc...