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Briefings on Coding Compliance Strategies, March 2009

Briefings on Coding Compliance Strategies, March 1, 2009

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At long last, CMS announced an implementation date for ICD-10: 2013. Thought that may seem far away, there’s plenty your hospital can do now. That includes staying abreast of changes to current coding, like the guidance that allows coders to use documentation from non-physician providers to code pressure ulcer stage and body mass index. As Glenn Krauss and Robert Gold, MD, note in their columns, the world of coding is ever-changing.

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