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Common Medical Coding Errors

‘To Err is Human…’ is not a phrase one wants to hear in the professional context.  However, there is no denying that people tend to make mistakes – the following are a few common coding errors.  Hopefully, being aware of these possible errors will help avoid them.

Incorrect Basic Information

More often than not,

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Technology to the Rescue of Your Revenue Cycle

The Healthcare Industry has always been on top of the game when it comes to technological advancements and usage.  Computers, ECG machines, even artificial intelligence has been integrated with leading US hospitals.  However, most of these advancements have been in the core medical practices.

It is universally known that American Healthcare has one of the most complex billing systems. 

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ICD-10 Embracing the Change

‘Change is constant’! No matter in what context we use this phrase, it does tend to give us chills.  Human tendency is to try and avoid change as far as possible.  However, there’s not always a choice.  The unwillingness to accept ‘change’ is what makes life more difficult.  The recent implementation ICD-10 is the perfect example.

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The Seventh Character’s Relevance – A, D & S in ICD-10

Start listing the major differences in the codes of ICD-9 and ICD-10 and this will probably the first on your list – the addition of seventh character extender.  This seventh character, in a way, is what ICD-10 is all about.  The tabular list of codes primarily listed in chapter 15 and 19, give you a detailed idea about why the number 7 is not so lucky in this case.  

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