Issue #52 - October 10, 2014
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: Take Advantage of CMS Testing Opportunities
At the recent ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee Meetings held on September 23-24, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the two types of testing they offer: acknowledgment and end-to-end testing.... Read More
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2015 ICD-10 Files Available on CMS Website
The 2015 ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS files are now available on the CMS website. At the recent ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee meeting it was announced that there are no new ICD-9-CM, ICD-10-CM, or ICD-10-PCS codes added for 2015. There were some changes to the ICD-10-CM guidelines made....Read More
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Coding Snapshot
CHIEF COMPLAINT: Increased work of breathing.
HISTORY OF PRESENT ILLNESS: Trish is a three-month-old girl brought in by her mom. She started getting ill about a week ago. Her mom says she has been using the vaporizer and thinks it has helped. The patient’s cough has gradually worsened and three days ago she had a significant increase in her cough. She also has increased congestion ...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.

The 2015 code set is out with no changes to the codes. There are some changes to the guidelines. With this information, it is now time to update any office policies that contain ICD-9-CM codes, referral forms, lab order forms, etc, to ensure that everything will be ready for the live date in October of next year ...Read More
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ICD-10: Code-a-thon Transcripts Available
On Monday, September 15, 2014 CMS collaborated with AAPC to host a live, three-hour Q&A Code-a-Thon. AAPC Vice-President of ICD-10 Education and Training, Rhonda Buckholtz, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CENTC,CGSC, COBGC, CPEDC gave a live presentation and fielded a few questions....Read More
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Code Set Boot Camps
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