With 2012 here and in full swing, that means that Version 5010 has replaced the 4010 Version. “Once Version 5010, the pre-requisite to ICD-10, is being monitored appropriately, focus can shift to the transition to ICD-10,” states AAPC’s Jo-Anne M. Sheehan, CPC, CPC-I in a recent posting on ICD-10 Hub. She recommends that all vendors ...
Dec 30th, 2011
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Materials from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and AAPC collaborative Code-a-thon event, held last April, have been posted on CMS’ ICD-10 Provider Resources website. On this web page, you’ll find educational resources to help you  prepare for the transition to ICD-10 medical coding, Oct. 13, 2013. CMS-AAPC ICD-10 Code-a-thon Event Available Online was last modif...
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Dec 2nd, 2011
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Office of E-health Standards and Services (OESS) recently announced that it’s loosening its ASC X12 Version 5010 standards compliance enforcement with a 90-day discretion period for all Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) covered entities. It has come just in time before the compliance Jan. 1, 2012 ...
Oct 26th, 2011
By now, we are all well aware of the looming ICD-10 implementation in 2013, but in just a couple short months Version 5010 kicks off the season of change. At the most recent MGMA conference both these topics are hot items. AAPC was quoted in the article based on a previous interview with Physician’s Practice ...
Oct 20th, 2011
The HIPPA act of 1996 is more than just privacy, says AAPC ICD-10 Trainer Betty Johnson, CPC, CPC-I, CPC-H, CPCD, CCS-P, PCS, CCP, CIC, RMC in the first edition of the “Coding Corner” column with Advance for Health Information Professionals. “HIPAA also includes provisions for standardization of healthcare information (i.e., standards for electronic claims submission, ...