Issue #49 - July 11, 2014
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In This Issue
Featured Article
In the News
Coding Snapshot
ICD-10 Strategies
Featured Resource
Code Set Boot Camps
Featured Article: ICD-10 Keeping on Track
Doug Arrington, MSN, FNP, CPC, CPC-H, CPMA, CHC, CHRC
The other day I was in the clinic talking with the management staff. They were so relieved that there was another year before ICD-10 was going to be implemented. They all thought that they could put everything on hold for 10 or so months. As an AAPC Certified Coder and Nurse Practitioner this was a good opportunity to remind them of some of the things that still needed to be done to get ready for October 2015... Read More
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In The News: CMS ICD-10 Documentation and Coding Concepts Webcasts
CMS has released a set of webcasts on ICD-10 documentation and coding concepts for different specialties, including Family Practice/Internal Medicine, Orthopaedics, and Cardiology ...Read More
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Coding Snapshot
PROCEDURE PERFORMED: Laparoscopic right inguinal herniorrhaphy with mesh, as well as a circumcision.
BRIEF HISTORY: This patient is a 66-year-old African-American male who presented to Dr. Y's office with recurrent right inguinal hernia for the second time requesting hernia repair ...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.

When considering education plans for your organization, don’t forget about ICD-10-PCS....Read More
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Featured Resource
Regional Conference Complete ICD-10 Tracks
AAPC's regional conferences provide comprehensive ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS tracks—the best value for training and networking in a dynamic city near you. Both the Chicago, IL (Aug 28-30) and Anaheim, CA (Sep 18-20) events offer up to 19 CEUs and discounted pricing on a 2014 ICD-10 code set book. ...Read More
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Code Set Boot Camps
FL Orlando (Jul 31 - Aug 1)
NE Lincoln (Jul 31 - Aug 1)
PA Harrisburg (Jul 24 - Jul 25)
TN Nashville (Jul 24 - Jul 25)
TX Houston (Jul 24 - Jul 25)
VT Burlington (Jul 31 - Aug 1)
WI Greenbay (Jul 24 - Jul 25)
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