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Issue #65 - November 13, 2015

In this Issue

Featured Article
In The News
Coding Snapshot
Code Set Boot Camps

Featured Article


AMA Asks HHS to Make AAPC an ICD-10 Partner


The American Medical Association (AMA) recently asked that AAPC be added as a Cooperating Party in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) committee responsible for development and maintenance of ICD-10 codes, guidelines, and descriptions. Read More


In the News


CMS’ First ICD-10 Claims Check-up Looks Good


Metrics for Oct. 1-27 provided by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) indicate claims are processing normally, the agency claims. Especially heartening for CMS is that rejected claims, so far, are below the baseline in all but one category. Read More


Still Time to Demonstrate Your I-10 Proficiency


To ensure employers’ continued confidence in credential holders’ abilities to accurately code for current code sets, and to reinforce the high standards set by our certifications, AAPC members holding CPC®, COC, CPC-P®, CPC-I®, CRC®, a coding specialty (excluding CIRCC®), or CPMA® must demonstrate proficiency in ICD-10-CM. Read More


Scholarship Opportunities for Assessment


The AAPC Chapter Association (AAPCCA) offers a Hardship Scholarship fund, part of which has been designated for members whose situation requires help to maintain professional credentialing. Read More


Coding Snapshot


ICD-10 Case Study


CHIEF COMPLAINT: Follow up on Diabetes.
HISTORY OF PRESENT ILLNESS: Established female patient presents today for a re-evaluation of her Diabetes Mellitus Type I. Last A1C was done in March with a result of 7.9. Read More


Code Set Boot Camps

GA Atlanta (Nov 19 - Nov 20)
NY Manhattan (Nov 19 - Nov 20)
TX Houston (Dec 3 - Dec 4)

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