Issue #53 - November 14, 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: How Facilities Are Moving Ahead With ICD-10
By Rita Genovese, CPC, PCS
At our large facility, we are making great strides toward ICD-10 implementation. To ensure a smooth transition, eight work streams were created and will be dedicated to focus on specific projects....Read More
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CMS National Provider Call
MLN Connects held a National Provider Call on November 5, 2014 on Transitioning to ICD-10. CMS subject matter experts discussed ICD-10 implementation issues, opportunities for testing, and resources. The slide presentation is available now and the audio recording and written transcripts will be available at the same link in approximately two weeks....Read More
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Coding Snapshot
CHIEF COMPLAINT: Buttock abscess.
HISTORY OF PRESENT ILLNESS: This patient is a 24-year-old African-American female who presented to the hospital with buttock pain. She started off with a little pimple on the buttock. She was soaking it at home without any improvement. She came to the hospital on the first. ...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.

As we are now less than one year away from ICD-10 implementation, a review of where your facility/office/clinic is currently on your road to ICD-10. Now is the time to assess if you are on track with your education. ...Read More
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ICD-10: Diabetes Quick Reference Guide
ICD-10-CM will require new skills. AAPC has created a diabetes mellitus coding resource to help you make the transition to the new system. It explains the categories for diabetes in ICD-10-CM with the important diabetes guidelines....Read More
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Code Set Boot Camps
AR Little Rock (Dec 11 - Dec 12)
AZ Tucson (Dec 11 - Dec 12)
FL Tampa Bay (Dec 4 - Dec 5)
LA Bay B Rouge (Nov 20 - Nov 21)
NC Charlotte (Dec 4 - Dec 5)
TX San Antonio (Dec 4 - Dec 5)
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