Issue #50 - August 8, 2014
ICD-10: Tips & Resources ICD-10: Tips & Resources
In This Issue
Featured Article
In the News
Coding Snapshot
ICD-10 Strategies
Featured Resource
Code Set Boot Camps
Featured Article: How Health Plans are Moving Forward with ICD-10
Submitted By: Jonnie Massey, CPC, CPC-P, CPC-I, CPMA
Houston, we have a plan! As a coder who also works for a health plan, I was like everyone else, sure that there was no delay in the implementation of ICD-10 beyond 2014. I admit I had to catch my breath after learning we would implement ICD-10 in 2015.... Read More
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In The News: HHS Officially Announces ICD-10 Compliance Date
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a rule on July 31, 2014 officially setting October 1, 2015 as the new compliance date for ICD-10. Kudos to AAPC as, for the first time, we are mentioned in the Federal Register in the final rule. ...Read More
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Coding Snapshot
Description: Probable right upper lobe lung adenocarcinoma. Specimen is received fresh for frozen section, labeled with the patient's identification and "Right upper lobe lung".
CLINICAL HISTORY: Probable right upper lobe lung adenocarcinoma.
SPECIMEN: Lung, right upper lobe resection. ...Read More
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ICD-10 Implementation Strategies
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.

Assessing Timelines
Now that we have an official compliance date on ICD-10, it is time to sit down and take a look at where your practice/organization is in its ICD-10 planning....Read More
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Featured Resource
Quick Reference for Asthma
The Asthma Quick Reference Guide is a tool that can be used to show the documentation points necessary to assist providers with the necessary documentation points for asthma in ICD-10-CM. It is in pdf form that can be copied and shared with anyone....Read More
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Code Set Boot Camps
CT East Hartford (Aug 28 - Aug 29)
KY Lexington (Aug 28 - Aug 29)
LA Gretna (Aug 21 - Aug 22)
MI Detroit (Aug 14 - Aug 15)
NJ Tinton Falls (Aug 21 - Aug 22)
NM Albuquerque (Aug 21 - Aug 22)
OK Oklahoma City (Aug 21 - Aug 22)
PA Erie (Aug 21 - Aug 22)
TN Knoxville (Aug 14 - Aug 15)
UT Salt Lake City (Aug 28 - Aug 29)
VT Burlington (Aug 28 - Aug 29)
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