Issue #62 - August 14, 2015
ICD-10: Tips & Resources
Looking Forward to the Future…Which Begins Oct. 1, 2015
By: Betty B. Bibbins, MD, BSN, CHC, CI-CDI, CPEHR, CPHIT
We are approximately one month away from implementation of ICD10. Finally!
Documentation specificity has been needed for many years throughout healthcare....Read More
In This Issue
Featured Article
In The News
Coding Snapshot
ICD-10 Strategies
Featured Resource
Code Set Boot Camps
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CMS Clarifies Questions Regarding ICD-10 Flexibilities
CMS and the AMA jointly stated on July 6 they are making joint efforts to help the provider community get ready for ICD-10....Read More
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Coding Snapshot
Description: The skin biopsy was performed on the right ankle and right thigh on two suspicious skin lesions. The complications, instructions as to how the procedure will be performed, and postoperative instructions were given to the patient....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.

Physician Readiness
Now that we are so close to implementation, it is time to spend some quality time with your physicians on ICD-10. ...Read More
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Featured Resource
ICD-10 Code Translator
The ICD-10 code online translator tool allows you to compare ICD-9 to ICD-10 codes. The number of codes are expanding from 17,000 (ICD-9) to approximately 141,000 ICD-10 codes, and this free online tool can help you map that expansion......Read More
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Code Set Boot Camps

AR Little Rock (Sep 3 - Sep 4)
AZ Phoenix (Sep 10 - Sep 11)
CA Orange County (Aug 27 - Aug 28)
CO Denver (Aug 27 - Aug 28)
FL Tampa (Aug 20 - Aug 21)
FL Jacksonville (Sep 3 - Sep 4)
ID Boise (Aug 20 - Aug 21)
IN Indianapolis (Sep 10 - Sep 11)
LA Baton Rouge (Aug 20 - Aug 21)
MA Boston (Aug 20 - Aug 21)
MN Minneapolis (Sep 3 - Sep 4)
MS Jackson (Sep 3 - Sep 4)
NC Charlotte (Aug 27 - Aug 28)
NY Manhattan (Sep 3 - Sep 4)
OR Portland (Sep 10 - Sep 11)
PA Philadelphia (Sep 10 - Sep 11)
RI Providence (Sep 10 - Sep 11)
VT Burlington (Sep 10 - Sep 11)
WI Greenbay (Aug 27 - Aug 28)
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