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Category Archives: ICD coding

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7 Methods Used to Increase Profits With ICD Coding Outsourcing

In late June, CMS released the results of the second round of end-to-end, Medicare claims-submissions tests. The results were 88% compliance using the new ICD-10 code, which, in the opinion of CMS, is on track for the October 1, 2015...

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ICD-10 is Coming! Will You Still be in Business Next Year?

Are you experiencing fatigue with the all the “ICD-10 crisis alerts?”  As much as you dislike the bombardment, we are concerned about your survival!  CMS has estimated that as high as 50% of the existing home health agencies will be out of...

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ICD-10 Implementation Date Is Rapidly Approaching! Are You Ready?

Last year, on October 1, 2014, 82% of healthcare practices were not fully prepared for what was then thought to be the ICD-10 implementation deadline. CMS has made it clear that implementation will indeed happen on October 1, 2015. CMS has...

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ICD-10 Documentation Requirements Are Not To Be Taken Lightly

The long-awaited October 1, 2015 deadline for switching from ICD-9 to ICD-10 code is fast approaching. Great debate rages as to the precise impacts this transition will have on the U.S. healthcare industry, but most agree that home health...

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How to Count ICD-10 As A Thanksgiving Blessing

Thanksgiving Day is a time of feasting and family togetherness. It is a time filled with traditions, ranging from Grandma’s secret pumpkin pie recipe to father’s responsibility to carve the turkey and neatly separate it into white and dark...

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