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The advantages of tackling ICD-10 and 5010 implementation together PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 03 August 2009 09:18
Although this blog focuses on ICD-10, it's appropriate for organizations to consider the significant advantages of tackling both ICD-10 and 5010 preparations with an integrated strategy. The deadlines for both ICD-10 and 5010 are quickly approaching, and...
Understanding GEM flags, part 2 PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 20 July 2009 09:11
Following up on our previous post, Understanding GEM flags, part 1, this post focuses on the fourth- and fifth-digit casino online fields within the General Equivalence Mappings (GEMs) that are used for forward and backward mapping between ICD-10 and ICD-9 procedures ...
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New ICD-10 task force will advocate for physicians PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 15 July 2009 12:14
The Healthcare Billing & Management Association (HBMA) just announced the formation of an ICD-10 task force. The task force includes representatives from America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI), t...
Understanding GEM flags, part 1 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 18 June 2009 11:50
In late May, CMS published a new presentation that explains how to use General Equivalence Mappings (GEMs). Find the presentation here. The presentation provides a high-level overview of forwards and backwards mapping between ICD-10 and ICD-9, both for p...
Hospitals: How do you know if your clinical documentation is sufficient for ICD-10? Practice. PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 08 June 2009 12:33
Detailed clinical documentation is the heart of ICD-10 coding. ICD-10 holds the promise of increased specificity within its coding, but the documentation needs to support the increased specificity. Posts on several ICD-10 message boards have indicated a ...
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