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2015 July Articles

ICD-10 Structure & Fundamentals

July 17, 2015
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

ICD-10 Terminology & Definitions

July 17, 2015
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

CMS and AMA Announce Efforts to Help Providers Get Ready For ICD-10

July 07, 2015
From CMS Email Newsletter.FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 6, 2015 Contact: CMS Media Relations, (202) 690-6145 | CMS Media Inquiries AMA Media Relations, (312) 464-4430 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

Dental Coding for Removal of a Lower Right Third Molar Tooth

July 07, 2015
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

Making sure your Practice gets Paid

July 06, 2015
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 Increase

July 01, 2015 - By Frank Cohen
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

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