Issue #54 - December 12, 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: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas – ICD-10 Style
Happy Holidays to all. In this issue, we putting in our usual holiday story with our ICD-10 twist, of course. This was shared by Annie Boynton BS, RHIT, CPC, COC, CPCO, CPC-P, CPC-I, one of our ICD-10 expert trainers. Enjoy!...Read More
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CMS eHealth Provider Webinar
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is providing a webinar on ICD-10 and CDI (clinical documentation improvement) on Wednesday, December 10, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET....Read More
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Coding Snapshot
REASON FOR CONSULTATION: I was asked by Dr. X to see the patient in consultation for a new diagnosis of colon cancer.
HISTORY OF PRESENT ILLNESS: The patient presented to medical attention after she noticed mild abdominal cramping in February 2014. She again had abdominal cramping, severe, in late March 2014 ...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.

Since this is the last month of the year, take time to make sure that schedules for ICD-10 implementation are set. It is time to schedule documentation assessments for any providers who have not had them, or to schedule a second round of assessments to measure progress ...Read More
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ICD-10: Implementation Tracker
As part of the implementation plan, AAPC provides an "Implementation Tracker. " This online application tracks and graphically measures the ICD-10 implementation progress of an individual or organization, giving members the ability to easily enter in personal progress with red, yellow, and green lights that indicate whether the member is on schedule or not...Read More
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Code Set Boot Camps
GA Atlanta (Jan 15 - Jan 16)
MO Kansas (Jan 29 - Jan 30)
NY Jamaica (Jan 22 - Jan 23)
OH Cincinnati (Jan 22 - Jan 23)
OK Oklahoma City (Jan 15 - Jan 16)
OR Portland (Jan 29 - Jan 30)
PA Phildadelphia (Jan 29 - Jan 30)
TN Memphis (Jan 15 - Jan 16)
TN Nashville (Jan 22 - Jan 23)
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