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What We’re Reading – Medical practice action plan: Overcome regulation overload

When you think of all the changes coming down the pike, it gets a little overwhelming, but don’t panic…. this article will ease some of the pressure and give you an action plan to make these transitions more bearable and/or … Read Full Post

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What We’re Reading – Four things doctors actually like about ICD-10

As you may already know, the largest complaint about the ICD-10 is that it is “complex and highly specific” with almost three times the number of codes than ICD-9.  Although the 10th edition was introduced in 1992 and most developed … Read Full Post

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What We’re Reading – Feeling Better About ICD-10

With all of the negative talk going around about the ICD-10 conversion, the author of this article puts forth reasons why ICD-10 will prove to be a good thing…eventually. Updates technology and specificity.  ICD-9 was developed in 1979 and is now … Read Full Post

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What We’re Reading – Preparing for the ICD – 10 Transition

With only 37 months left before the healthcare world transitions to the ICD-10-CM, the author of this article suggests taking a systematic approach, in order to make the transition as smooth as possible.  The key elements in making this transition … Read Full Post

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How should I prepare for ICD-10?

From time to time, we hear about consultants scaring the daylights out of providers with horror stories about the transition to ICD-10.  We disagree with that approach, although it’s important to have a healthy respect for any system that – … Read Full Post

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What exactly is ICD-10?

ICD-10-CM (based on the International Classification of Diseases, 10th edition, Clinical Modification) is a standard set of codes used for conveying a patient’s clinical profile, if you will.  Defined codes are used primarily to facilitate the gathering of data, its … Read Full Post

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How does provider reimbursement work?

There are two common methods of reimbursing physicians: Fee-for- service (FFS) and capitation. There are also two major code categories in use by most primary care physicians: ICD-9-CM codes and CPT-4 & HCPCS codes. ICD-9-CM codes (soon to be replaced … Read Full Post

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