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"What is the ICD-10 code for...?" - Search Smarter With Find-A-Code Tools

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Do you still find yourself searching the internet for an ICD10 code? Medical coders often type into their search engine, what is the ICD10 code for ... and a specific diagnosis code, to avoid repeatedly dragging out the incredibly large ICD10 codebook. Ironically, some of the most commonly searched ICD10 diagnoses include: ...

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Q/A: Did Noridian Stop Covering the M99.0- Codes?

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Question: I heard that Medicare Noridian Jurisdiction F (Alaska) has been denying claims with M99.00, M99.01, M99.02, M99.03 etc codes when billed with the CMT CPT codes. Did Medicare change their policy?

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Hypertension & ICD-10

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Hypertensive Diseases and ICD-10. Helps and examples for these codes.

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The New ICD-10-CM Code Updates Are Here — Are You Ready?

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Chapter 1: Certain Infectious and Parasitic Diseases (A00-B99) A small revision in the description changed[STEC] to (STEC) for B96.21, B96.22, B96.23. Remember, in the instructional guidelines, ( ) parentheses enclose supplementary words not included in the description (or not) and [ ] brackets enclose synonyms, alternative wording, or explanatory phrases. Chapter 2: ...

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Vaccine Administration - When The Right Vaccine Code is Not Enough

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Understanding how to apply immunization administration codes properly will support correct reimbursement for vaccinations. Reporting the right vaccine code alone is not enough to guarantee proper billing. The majority of the time, providers can charge for the vaccine/product as well as the administration of the vaccine; always consult your payer ...

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Chiropractic 2020 Codes Changes Are Here

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There are some interesting coding changes which chiropractic offices will want to know about. Are codes that you are billing changing?

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Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS)

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There are three main code sets and Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS), is the third most common code set used. They are often called Level II codes and are used to report non-physician products supplies and procedures not found in CPT, such as ambulance services, DME, drugs, orthotics, supplies, ...

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The Importance of Medical Necessity

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ICD-10-CM codes represent the first line of defense when it comes to medical necessity. Correctly chosen diagnosis codes support the reason for the visit as well as the level of the E/M services provided. The issue of medical necessity is one of definitions and communication. What is obvious to the ...

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What is Medical Necessity and How Does Documentation Support It?

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We recently fielded the question, “What is medical necessity and how do I know if it's been met?" The AMA defines medical necessity as: It is important to understand that while the AMA provides general guidance on what they consider medically necessary services, these particular coding guidelines are generic and may be ...

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Pain Codes in ICD-10-CM

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When coding with ICD-10-CM, pain codes can be found in different sections: The Body System affected or site-specific pain codes, such as Low Back Pain M54.5, can be found in Chapter 13. Diseases of the Musculoskeletal system (M00-M99). Other examples might be ocular pain H57.1, found in Chapter 7. Diseases of ...

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What Are ICD-10 Codes and What Has Changed Since Implementation?

Some of the most often searched questions on the internet include, what are ICD 10 codes, how many ICD 10 codes are there, what does ICD 10 CM stand for, when did ICD 10 start, and everyone’s favorite coding question, “what is the ICD 10 code for… (fill in the blank). It’s been a few years since ICD-10-CM was released and implemented and a lot has changed. In this webinar we will discuss

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ICD-10-CM Changes Effective October 1, 2019

Are you aware of the ICD-10-CM code changes set take effect as of October 1, 2020? Do any of them apply to your organization? Which of them will be assigned as an HCC? What are the documentation and coding guidelines applicable to them and which guidelines are changing or being ...

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