MEDICAL BILLING

Reverse Engineering ICD-10 Preparation

The transition to ICD-10 codes will impact a host of office systems and software, along with the human element of practices. Several articles and checklists are available online with advice and suggestions on how to prepare for implementation of the new codes, but the... read more

Preparing to Weather the Storm of ICD-10

There’s much to do before the mandatory transition to ICD-10 codes and little time to accomplish a mountain of tasks. Much of the ICD-10 code preparation plan enacted by clinicians will depend upon the size of their practice. The deadline is Oct. 1, 2014 for the... read more

The ICD 10 Countdown for Your Private Practice

The transition to ICD-10 codes is the most significant change in 30 years and many clinicians still don’t realize that without the new codes, all their claims will be rejected after Oct. 1, 2014. The deadline for implementation won’t be pushed back again.... read more

Preparing for the ICD-10 Transition

Many clinicians describe the change to ICD-10 codes as exciting, but others use words that include scary and expensive. Training in the use of the new codes will be required for many employees, especially for coders/billers, which has many in the profession viewing... read more

Making the Case for ICD-10 Codes

ICD-9 codes were originally designed as a classification system to compile statistics, but as a code set, ICD-9 does not provide the information that payers desire for reimbursements or the type of data needed to monitor situations that include disease outbreaks by... read more

10 Ways to Prepare for ICD-10 Codes

A massive change is coming to the medical billing arena on Oct. 1, 2014 with the official rollout of the ICD-10 codes. ICD-10 codes will replace the ICD-9 codes currently in use, adding more than 68,000 new coding options that will directly affect documentation,... read more

Codes: A Fast Guide to the Medical Codes ICD-9 System

A patient calls it a sore throat, a doctor calls it pharyngitis and healthcare insurance calls it a 462. Each is accurate, but if the correct ICD-9 code isn’t entered or doesn’t match the diagnosis, the physician won’t be paid for his services. Designating the right... read more