Issue #47 - May 9, 2014
ICD10 Tips and Resources
In This Issue
Featured Article
In the News
Coding Snapshot
ICD-10 Strategies
Featured Resource
Code Set Boot Camps
Featured Article: Keep Calm and ICD-10 On
“The Secretary of Health and Human Services may not, prior to October 1, 2015, adopt ICD-10 code sets as the standard for code sets under section 1173(c) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1320d-2(c)) and section 162.1002 of title 45, code of Federal Regulations.” That was the sentence in the Protecting Access to Medicare Act that has caused such a ruckus. Now what? ... Read More
Step 1
In The News: Implementation date for ICD-10 set for October 1, 2015
The transition date for ICD-10-CM/PCS was stated in an April 30, 2015 CMS release of the 2015 IPPS Proposed Rule. ...Read More
Step 2
Coding Snapshot
HISTORY OF PRESENT ILLNESS: This is a very pleasant 72-year-old woman, who I have been following for her pancytopenia. After several bone marrow biopsies, she was diagnosed with aplastic anemia. She started cyclosporine and prednisone. Overall, she tells me that now she feels quite well. Repeat CBC showed white blood cell count of 3.4 with a hemoglobin of 10.7 and platelet count of 49,000. ...Read More
Step 3
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.

Reassessing the ICD-10 timeline would be beneficial to all practices at this point. A new look at existing systems, processes, procedures, policies, and technology that will be impacted by ICD-10 should be performed. ...Read More
Step 4
Featured Resource
Implementation Tracker
The ICD-10 Tracker is a free, online tool available to anyone, not just members. It allows for tracking a practice or facilities progress towards ICD-10 implementation. ...Read More
Step 5
Code Set Boot Camps
Ends May 15
CA San Diego (May 29)
CT Hartford (Jun 9)
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FL Pensacola (Jun 2)
FL Miami (Jun 5)
ID Boise (Jun 5)
MD Baltimore (Jun 9)
MN Minneapolis (May 15)
MT Helena (Jun 12)
NM Albuquerque (May 29)
NY Manhattan (May 19)
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PA Philadelphia (Jun 9)
TX Houston (May 15)
UT Salt Lake City (May 29)
VT Burlington (Jun 10)
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