ICD-10 codes are organized into chapters, separated by body system or condition, just like ICD-9. Chiropractors will mostly use codes from the following chapters of the official Tabular List, which is abridged in ChiroCode’s ICD-10 Coding for Chiropractic book: Chapter 6 (G Codes &nd... Read More
Acute Conditions - The medical conditions characterized by sudden onset, severe and/or short duration.
Additional Diagnosis - The secondary diagnosis code used, if available, to provide a more complete picture of the primary diagnosis.
And - Means "and/or" when it appears in a titl... Read More
From CMS Email Newsletter.FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 6, 2015
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CMS and AMA Announce Efforts to Help Providers Get Ready For ICD-10
With less than three months remaining until the nation swi... Read More
Question: Our maxillofacial surgeon recently performed a removal of a lower right third molar tooth. What code should I report for the diagnosis?
Answer: If you are reporting the diagnosis with an ICD-9 code, you will have to report it with 520.6 (Disturbances in tooth eruption). No... Read More
Deductibles! How do you protect your practice from the risk of not being paid, while protecting your patients' finances?
It's that time of year again, you are going to notice the impact of the patient's deductibles. So how do you deal with the problem of patients having to pay out of pocket to meet... Read More
Medicare Payment IncreaseCongress recently updated the Medicare calculations, eliminating the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) and the emergency fixes that have been rushed into place each year. Another benefit of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 is that the Medicare conversion... Read More
ICD–10–CM diagnosis codes are composed of codes with 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 characters.
Diagnosis codes are to be used and reported at their highest number of characters available. Like ICD-9, it is the same hierarchical organization. Just as each character beyond three adds more specific... Read More
CMS has released the following MLN Connects® video: The Physician Quality Reporting System & the Value-based Payment Modifier: What Medicare Eligible Professionals Need to Know in 2015. This MLN Connects video presentation provides an overview of the Physician Quality Reporting Sys... Read More
There are some clearing houses accepting test claims. If you talk with your clearing house they can inform you on the process. It is important to verify your systems are able to generate ICD-10 claims and they are received by your clearing house. For providers who want to make ICD-10 cod... Read More