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Implementation: Expert Breaks Down Your ICD-10 Transition Plan into 5 Phases

13. December 2012

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Don’t forget to include productivity loss in your budget. You need to make a plan for an ICD-10 transition – but do you know how to create one? Before you start panicking, check out this expert advice. “Education and patience are…

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Add ‘Excess Calories’ to Obesity Documentation

7. November 2012

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Although coding morbid obesity won’t tell the whole “medical necessity” story for lap-band procedures, you’ll need to know how to report the condition once ICD-10 is implemented.  The latest: CMS has finalized the ICD-10 implementation date for Oct. 1, 2014,…

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Radiology: 568.0 and K66.0 Are Similar, But There’s a Twist

10. October 2012

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Oct. 1, 2014, is your new official goal for your ICD-10 preparation and compliance timeline, according to CMS.  To keep moving steadily toward being ready, continue reviewing the codes your practice is likely to use and take a thorough look…

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