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Medical Fees Increased Significantly in 2016

Based on an analysis of over 1 billion actual charges, the median fees for all CPT codes (excluding Anesthesia) increased  5.64% during 2016. Most medical professionals do not use all of the CPT code sections, but there are significant variations … Continue reading

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You Must Replace Your ICD-10-CM Coding Resources for 2017

The conversion to ICD-10-CM, which finally happened on October 1, 2015, was sort of like Y2K. While there were a lot of advance reports of providers not being ready, the transition went fairly smoothly. Many hospitals, clinics and insurance companies … Continue reading

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Life After ICD-10-CM…What’s the Next Big Thing?

The conversion to ICD-10-CM, which finally happened on October 1, 2015, dominated the coding and compliance industry for the past three years. While diagnosis coding represents the justification for medical services and procedures, it is just one part of the … Continue reading

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Mapping is the key to ICD-10

Now that CMS has officially issued another delay in the implementation date for ICD-10 to October 1, 2015, you may be tempted to relax and wait. Instead you should consider this new delay a gift…a gift of extra time to … Continue reading

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Be Prepared for “Dual Coding Systems”

We got close to the ICD-10-CM finish line but it was delayed once again. Unless there is yet more legislation to further delay or stop it, ICD-10-CM will become mandatory as of October 1, 2015. But don’t throw out your … Continue reading

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