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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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