Issue #63 - September 14, 2015
ICD-10: Tips & Resources
T Minus 22 and Counting (21, 20, 19…)
It looks like we are finally going to get to ICD-10. No more delays, no more waiting. So, now what? It is time to get your final checklist ready and make sure that your practice will be prepared October 1, 2015, to submit its claims in ICD-10. What should be on your final checklist, you might ask?...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 Announces Another Successful End-to-End Testing Week
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released information on the final end-to-end testing week held July 20-24, 2015. Approximately 1,200 Medicare Fee-For-Service health care providers, billing agencies, and clearinghouses participated with approximately 1,400 National Provider Identifiers (NPIs) registered to test....Read More
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Coding Snapshot
HISTORY OF PRESENT ILLNESS: The patient is a 40-year-old white male who presents with a chief complaint of "chest pain" ...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.

Final Measures
As mentioned in the Feature article, now is the time for final preparations. Make sure everything that is critical for the practice to function has been tested, thought through, and assessed before we go live in less than 30 days ...Read More
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Featured Resource
Implementation Tracker
It’s time to check your Implementation Tracker to see if there are any checkboxes that remain undone. You can be sure that the 7 steps preceding ICD-10 implementation are completed for your practice. If there are any items that have not been completed, now is the time. Make sure your practice is as prepared as it can be on October 1. You can do it!....Read More
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Code Set Boot Camps

AZ Phoenix (Oct 1 - Oct 2)
CA San Diego (Sep 24 - Sep 25)
CA Long Beach (Oct 1 - Oct 2)
MS Boston (Oct 1 - Oct 2)
NE Omaha (Sep 24 - Sep 25)
NJ Newark (Oct 1 - Oct 2)
NM Albuquerque (Sep 24 - Sep 25)
OH Cleveland (Oct 8 - Oct 9)
OH Cincinnati (Sep 24 - Sep 25)
TX Dallas (Oct 1 - Oct 2)
UT Salt Lake City (Sep 24 - Sep 25)
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