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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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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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Diving into ICD-10? Things You Must Know!

It’s been more than a few weeks since the implementation of ICD-10 across the country.  ICD-10 was endorsed by the World Health Assembly in 1990; WHO member states started using it as of 1994.  The United States too made the first draft of ICD-10 available in 1995.  Fast forward to 2015, two decades later, and we still lament the lack of time in preparing for ICD-10. 

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Last Minute ICD-10 Hacks for the Unprepared

With the implementation deadline of ICD-10 less than a week away, many healthcare groups and physicians are nervous about this inevitable transition. After all, for providers alone the shift will bring about more than five times, approximately 68,000 diagnostic codes in comparison to the current 14,000 ICD-9 codes. While the larger healthcare providers are ready for ICD-10,

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ICD-10: Prepare For the Big Switch

MedConverge helps physician practices become ICD-10 ready.

A lot of discussion has gone into how ICD-10 (International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision) will impact physician practices, and ultimately change the face of their bottom-line.

However, what seem less debated are the possible solutions that physician practices can adopt, and do well as usual,

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ICD-10 Ready

Ready for ICD-10?

Is your practice ready to transition to ICD-10?

Whether you are a large practice or a single physician practice, you and your staff need to prepare now to face ICD-10 head-on. With a little over two months to go before the implementation date, you could be panicking if you have (like many) hoped that ICD-10 would be postponed again.

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