Aug 20th, 2015
By Jeanne Yoder, RHIA, CPC, CPC-I, CCS-P Professional Components of Procedures What is changing with CPT on 1 Oct 2015?  Nothing.  Absolutely nothing.  Save for the annual updates, CPT and HCPCS  Level II  stay the same with the transition to ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS.  Physician claims will still base all their services on the same E/M, ...
AAPC’s ICD-10 White Paper, “ICD-10: The History,  Impact, and  Keys to Success,” is now available at no cost for members and non-members staring down the implementation of the new code set October 1. The white paper, which discusses the history, benefits, and impact of ICD-10, includes steps to a successful ICD-10 transition. AAPC offers several ...
Jul 14th, 2015
 By Rhonda Buckholtz, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CENTC, CGSC, COBGC, CPEDC For those breathing a sigh of relief in hopes of not having to be prepared based on the recent release from CMS and AMA need to take a deeper breath. Let’s take a closer look at two of the provisions to understand why: CMS will ...
May 15th, 2015
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. Vendor Readiness As we move closer to our October 1 live date, it is important to keep in close touch with your vendors. See what type ...
May 14th, 2015
Subjective: I am asked to see the patient today for ongoing issues around her diabetic control. We have been fairly aggressively, downwardly adjusting her insulins, both the Lantus insulin, which we had been giving at night, as well as her sliding scale Humalog insulin prior to meals. Despite frequent decreases in her insulin regimen, she ...