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By: Susan Theuns PA-C, CPC, CHC ICD-10 implementation is quickly approaching. For practices using manual superbills/encounter forms, a contingency plan is best practice to ensure an uninterrupted revenue stream for Part B services billing beyond Octob...
Apr 23rd, 2015
By  Rhonda Buckholtz, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CHSPE, CGSC, CPEDC, CENTC, COBGC As I watched the votes for the SGR, the battles leading up to the votes, and the lobbying efforts from all sides, my head spun. And then I thought, if my head was spinning, how d...
Apr 21st, 2015
AAPC recently weighed in on the ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee’s proposals to amend the ICD-10-PCS procedural codes set before implementation, October 1, 2015.  Rhonda Buckholtz, CPC, CPMA, CRC, CPC-I, CHPSE, CENTC, COBGC, CPEDC, ...
In Billing
Apr 16th, 2015
President Obama signed the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) reform bill, HR 2, into law Thursday, Apr. 16, 2015. The bill restructures Medicare payments to healthcare providers and clears a path towards the mandated ICD-10 implementation date. ...
In ICD-10
Apr 15th, 2015
It’s a different world since ICD-9-CM was implemented in the United States. The year was 1979, and the code set was perfect for its time. Healthcare has since changed immensely—unfortunately, medical billing codes have not. ICD-9-CM includes out...
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