Dec 1st, 2014
The ICD-9-CM hypertension table is eliminated and more concise codes capture the “silent killer.” by Rhonda Buckholtz, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CENTC, CGSC, COBGC, CPEDC According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), hypertension affects one in three adults in the United States, or approximately 68 million people. It contributes to one out of ...
[Road Map to ICD-10] Continue preparing, keep calm, and code on. By Rhonda Buckholtz, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CENTC, CGSC, COBGC, CPEDC The delay of ICD-10 to no earlier than October 1, 2015 prompted many changes throughout the healthcare industry, as well as for AAPC members. Here is an explanation of how the delay happened, and ...
Nov 12th, 2010
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) announced Nov. 5 that it has developed a new resource designed to help medical students and new physicians understand the various health care fraud and abuse laws. OIG “Roadmap” Guides New Doctors to Compliance was last modified: July 5th, 2011 by admin aapc...