With the implementation of ICD-10 quickly approaching, the days of memorizing codes may be drawing to a close. The use of unspecified codes could be restricted by payers and the importance of proper look-up cannot be over emphasized. One recent Physicians Practice article, written by one of AAPC’s ICD-10 trainers, Brenda Edwards, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, ...
Nov 1st, 2012
By Jacqueline J. Stack, BSHA, CPC, CPC-I, CEMC, CFPC, CIMC, CPEDC No doubt you’ve heard that moving to ICD-10-CM will give you more specific choices for coding diagnoses. This data-driven code set will enable us to code to the highest level of specificity. But our ability to do that will still rely on how well ...
May 1st, 2012
The future depends on the specificity that ICD-10 offers. By Annie Boynton, BS, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CPC-I, RHIT, CCS, CCS-P, CPhT As Coding Edge went to press, Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius had just announced a proposed one-year delay of the implementation of ICD-10 to Oct. 1, 2014 from Oct. ...