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The 2017 ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS code updates, including a complete list of code titles, are av
Some of the most significant changes in ICD-10-CM involve coding for orthopedic injuries. Join us
CMS’ grace period for reporting families of ICD-10-CM codes is coming to a close. Physician
SEPTEMBER 6, 2016
Click on PDF below for the answers to the ICD-10-CM crossword puzzle on p. 12. ICD-10-CM
Code claims accurately, prevent denials and secure every reimbursement dollar earned with the
Code claims accurately, prevent denials and secure every reimbursement dollar earned with the
Test your knowledge with this week’s free quiz, which focuses on ICD-10-CM codes for
OCTOBER 7, 2015
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Test your knowledge with this week’s free quiz, which features ICD-10-CM codes for diseases
OCTOBER 14, 2015
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Test your knowledge with this week’s free quiz, which focuses on ICD-10-CM codes for malign
OCTOBER 21, 2015
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Test your knowledge with this week’s free quiz, which focuses on ICD-10-CM codes for disord
NOVEMBER 4, 2015
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Test your knowledge with this week’s free quiz, which focuses on ICD-10-CM codes for spondy
NOVEMBER 18, 2015
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Test your knowledge with this week’s free quiz, which focuses on ICD-10-CM codes for dise
DECEMBER 2, 2015
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Test your knowledge with this week’s free quiz, which features ICD-10-CM codes for intest
NOVEMBER 25, 2015
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Test your knowledge with this week’s free quiz, which features ICD-10-CM codes for benign
DECEMBER 9, 2015
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Test your knowledge with this week’s free quiz, which focuses on ICD-10-CM codes for genera
DECEMBER 16, 2015
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One of the biggest changes in ICD-10-CM is the time frame for reporting an acute myocardial infar
NOVEMBER 5, 2014
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Test your knowledge with this week’s free quiz, which ICD-10-CM external cause codes for ca
AUGUST 26, 2015
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Want to know which ICD-10-CM code will replace 250.00? Join us at 1 p.m. (Eastern)
JULY 16, 2014
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Want to know which ICD-10-CM code will replace 250.00? Join us at 1 p.m. (Eastern) Thursda
JULY 23, 2014
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Want to know which ICD-10-CM code will replace 250.00? Join us at 1 p.m. (Eastern)
JULY 30, 2014
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Want to know which ICD-10-CM code will replace 250.00? Join us at 1 p.m. (Eastern) Thursda
AUGUST 6, 2014
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ICD-10-CM assessment in Sp
SEPTEMBER 16, 2015
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ICD-10-CM simplifies coding for sepsis provided the physician completely and accurately documents
NOVEMBER 18, 2015
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A few days after JustCoding conducted
SEPTEMBER 16, 2015
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CMS recently released an Coding/ICD10/Downloads/ICD10Specia
DECEMBER 15, 2015
Recording use, abuse, and dependence for tobacco use with ICD-10-CM can be difficult if yo
Codes for pressure ulcers in ICD-10-CM include more information than ICD-9-CM codes, but s
We're less than two months away from the implementation of ICD-10-CM/PCS, and the AHA 
We’re still living under a code freeze as we (eagerly) await ICD-10 implementation. However
What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for hepatic sclerosis? A) K74.0 B) K74.1
AUGUST 5, 2015
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What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for osteonecrosis due to previous trauma of the left radius?
AUGUST 12, 2015
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What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for hypogalactia?   a. O92
OCTOBER 7, 2015
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  What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for Legionnaires’ disease?
SEPTEMBER 23, 2015
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What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for hepatoblastoma?   A) C22.0
NOVEMBER 25, 2015
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What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for Briquet’s disorder? A) F45.0 B
NOVEMBER 11, 2015
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What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for sodoku?   a. A25.0
DECEMBER 2, 2015
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What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for donovanosis? A) A51.1 B) A55
DECEMBER 9, 2015
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What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for an aneurysm of the iliac artery? a. I72.0
DECEMBER 16, 2015
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The changes to fracture coding in ICD-10-CM have received plenty of attention since coders first
In a recent interview, Sue Bowman, AHIMA senior director of coding policy and compliance, and R
The number of codes in ICD-10-CM can be overwhelming. ICD-9-CM contains just 32 total code
Starting Oct. 1, you’ll be able to select a specific ICD-10-CM code when a patient is in re
  What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for bilateral vitreous degeneration?
JULY 22, 2015
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Aftercare, or Z codes, should not be used for conditions found in Chapter 19 of the ICD
Aftercare, or Z codes, should not be used for conditions found in Chapter 19 of the ICD-10-CM
SEPTEMBER 8, 2015
The section of codes that expanded most in ICD-10-CM involves orthopedic injuries, especially fra
CMS recently released Coding/ICD10/Downloads/ICD10Special
DECEMBER 9, 2015
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Placeholders are a new concept in ­ICD-10-CM. ICD-10-CM codes can be up to seven characters i
Editor’s note: With the increased specificity required for ICD-10-CM coding, code
AUGUST 20, 2014
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Urolithiasis (ICD-10-CM categories N20-N22) is a condition in which hard masses, or calcul
CMS released the Coding/ICD10/2015-ICD-10-PCS-and-GEMs.html"
With the transition to ICD-10-CM/PCS and the implementation of the Patient Protection and Afforda
Editor’s note: With the increased specificity required for ICD-10-CM coding, code
AUGUST 6, 2014
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Excludes notes are one significant change in ICD-10-CM. In ICD-9-CM, Excludes notes can mean two
The added specificity for reporting diagnoses with ICD-10-CM affects the majority of codes, bu
In the rush to complete ICD-10 coding education, documentation improvement, and system updates, H
OCTOBER 21, 2015
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Join JustCoding at 1 p.m. (Eastern) Wednesday, June 18, for the live 90-minute webcast,
MAY 14, 2014
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Join JustCoding at 1 p.m. (Eastern) Wednesday, June 18, for the live 90-minut
MAY 28, 2014
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Join JustCoding at 1 p.m. (Eastern) Wednesday, June 18, for the live 90-minute webcast,
JUNE 11, 2014
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Over-identifying sepsis and failing to code sepsis when it is present are just two of the proble
FEBRUARY 11, 2015
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Editor’s note: With the increased specificity required for ICD-10-CM coding, code
JUNE 25, 2014
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Codes for heart failure are located in ICD-10-CM category I50. Coders should note the list
I am searching for clear, legitimate, documented guidance regarding coding for a verbal o
OCTOBER 14, 2015
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As we, at ACDIS, prepare for ICD-10-CM/PCS implementation we look to the strength of our members
To help minimize the impact ICD-10-CM can have on key performance indicators, start by ensuring
Without Congressional action earlier this year, U.S. coders would now be using ICD-10-CM codes to
OCTOBER 8, 2014
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The four Cooperating Parties released the 2015 ICD-10-CM guidelines and, in the process, deleted
OCTOBER 8, 2014
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  ICD-10-CM updates pregnancy codes to
JUNE 10, 2015
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By Shelley C. Safian, PhD, CCS-P, CPC-H, CPC-I, AHIMA-approved ICD-10-CM/PCS trainer
OCTOBER 22, 2014
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The new AHA Coding Clinic for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS cleared up some confusion regarding
Q: Do we have to put the ICD-10-CM Z3A.- weeks of gestation codes on every single encount
NOVEMBER 17, 2015
By Shelley C. Safian, PhD, CCS-P, CPC-H, CPC-I, AHIMA-approved ICD-10-CM/PCS trainer
DECEMBER 3, 2014
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  By Shelley C. Safian, PhD, RHIA, CCS-P, COC, CPC-I, AHIMA-approved ICD-10-CM/
SEPTEMBER 16, 2015
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Code category Y93 in ICD-10-CM provides coders with many activities to identify what exactly the
A significant portion of updates in the Fiscal Year 2015 Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems (I
After a five-year code freeze, the ICD-10 classification system will be back on a regular cycle f
By Shelley C. Safian, PhD, CCS-P, CPC-H, CPC-I, AHIMA-approved ICD-10-CM/PCS trainer
Category S72.- (fracture of femur) includes an example of a new concept in ICD-10-CM, the
Test your knowledge with this week’s free quiz, which features ICD-10-CM codes for l
MAY 14, 2014
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Test your knowledge with this week’s free quiz, which features ICD-10-CM codes for diseases
JULY 9, 2014
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Test your knowledge with this week’s free quiz, which features questions ICD-10-CM c
AUGUST 13, 2014
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Test your knowledge with this week’s free quiz, which features questions about ICD-10-CM co
OCTOBER 22, 2014
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Test your knowledge with this week’s free quiz, which features ICD-10-CM codes for complica
APRIL 8, 2015
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ICD-10-CM allows coders to report additional detail for many conditions of the male reprod
Test your knowledge with this week’s free quiz, which features questions about ICD-10-CM co
FEBRUARY 11, 2015
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For coders of certain specialties, the transition from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM may only require lea
by: Megan Batty A total of 473 code changes will take effect on Oct. 1, includin
  FY 2019 release of ICD-10-CM now available
AUGUST 9, 2018
APRIL 9, 2014
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We won’t need to learn any new ICD-10-PCS codes or guidelines for 2015. CMS released the d
Unlike all other codes in ICD-10-CM category S82.-, torus fractures of the lower leg do no
ICD-10 implementation and coding present plenty of challenges, especially when it comes to ICD-10
SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
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Coding ultrasound procedures in coding-sample-policies-and-form
JULY 22, 2015
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  To report an unspecified code or to query, that is the question. &nb
ICD-10-CM case study in coding-sample-policies-and-forms
MAY 27, 2015
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by Megan Herr Several key changes were made to coding guidance as part of the FY
Coders may find assigning codes for sepsis somewhat easier in ICD-
NOVEMBER 20, 2013
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Take an in-depth look at coding, documentation, and querying for acute kidney injury (AKI). Durin
APRIL 8, 2015
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Take an in-depth look at coding, documentation, and querying for acute kidney injury (AKI). Durin
MARCH 25, 2015
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  Editor’s note: With the increased specificity required for ICD-10-CM co
DECEMBER 23, 2014
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  While the added specificity for reporting diagnoses ICD-10-CM can cause concern
MARCH 18, 2015
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One of the new concepts in ICD-10-CM is the seventh character to denote the encounter type. In IC
APRIL 8, 2015
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Even before ICD-10-CM was delayed until October 1, 2015, the quality of physician document
SEPTEMBER 3, 2014
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Orthopedic coding, for both CPT procedure and diagnosis codes, remains challenging due to
JUNE 24, 2015
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Hit by a truck? Bit by a duck? There’s an ICD-10-CM code for that, and we’ll h
JUNE 25, 2014
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Hit by a truck? Bit by a duck? There’s an ICD-10-CM code for that, and we’ll he
JULY 9, 2014
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What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for wasting syndrome? A) R61 B)
MAY 14, 2014
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What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for aphasia? A) R47.01 B) R47.02 C)
JULY 9, 2014
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  Certified Coder Boot Camp—ICD-10-CM & ICD-10-PCS 
MARCH 19, 2014
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An ICD-10-CM sample query in our coding-sample-polic
FEBRUARY 11, 2015
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The changes to fracture coding in ICD-10-CM have received plenty of attention since coders first
OCTOBER 22, 2014
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Codes for fractures of the wrist and hand are located in the S62.- series in ICD-10-CM. Th
  What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for nonpyogenic meningitis? a. &n
AUGUST 27, 2014
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Coders can breathe easy, because the codes for reporting diseases of the respiratory system (J00-
MARCH 19, 2014
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The new ICD-10-CM/PCS implementation date looks to be October 1, 2015. CMS mentioned October
Editor's note: With the increased specificity required for ICD-10-CM coding, coders nee
OCTOBER 29, 2014
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JustCoding’s Emergency Department Coding, by Nena Scott, MSEd, RHI
OCTOBER 22, 2014
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By Shelley C. Safian, PhD, RHIA, CCS-P, COC, CPC-I, AHIMA-approved ICD-10-CM/PCS trainer
AUGUST 26, 2015
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CMS updates Medicare Claims Processing Manual to provide language-only changes f
Cardiovascular disease coding in ICD-10-CM will function very similarly to the way it does in ICD
MARCH 26, 2014
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A significant portion of updates in the Fiscal Year 2015 IPPS final rule pertain to the Ho
AUGUST 7, 2014
A significant portion of updates in the Fiscal Year 2015 IPPS final rule pertain to the Hospital
No. ICD-10-CM classifies depression under Disorder, depressive, major (MDD), but more information
  For coders of certain specialties, the transition from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM may
APRIL 29, 2015
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Editor's note: This is second part in a series covering changes to coding for neurologi
MAY 27, 2015
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  CMS recently updated the Medicare Claims Processing Manual, with changes
SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
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By Shelley C. Safian, PhD, CCS-P, CPC-H, CPC-I, AHIMA-approved ICD-10-CM/PCS trainer &nbs
SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
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Q: Can “in the setting of”' be interpreted as “due to” in ICD-10-CM? F
JULY 15, 2015
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Ensure accurate and efficient ICD-10, HCPCS Level II and CPT coding in one fell swoop with the
Q: Do you have any tips for coding fractures in ICD-10-CM? We’re a little worried
AUGUST 26, 2015
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Q: We’ve heard that ICD-10-CM does not include a diagnosis code to show that a laparosco
DECEMBER 3, 2014
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ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM/PCS are currently under a code freeze as the industry prepares for ICD-10
MAY 6, 2015
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The codes for complications of pregnancy, childbirth, and the puerperium appear in Chapter
NOVEMBER 20, 2013
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What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for partial retinal artery occlusion of the right eye?
APRIL 9, 2014
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What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for partial retinal artery occlusion of the right eye?
APRIL 23, 2014
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MAY 21, 2014
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 What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for a dissociative stupor?  
JUNE 4, 2014
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What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for nonpyogenic meningitis? a.   
AUGUST 13, 2014
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What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for constitutional gigantism?  
MARCH 18, 2015
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It’s not too early to prepare for ICD-10-CM/PCS
Editor’s note: With the increased specificity required for ICD-10-CM coding, code
JULY 9, 2014
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 The growth in the number of codes from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM can largely be explained by th
SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
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New on JustCoding Platinum! New ICD-10-CM documentation examples in
JULY 9, 2014
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CMS recently released its seventh maintenance update for National Coverage Determinations (NCD)
CMS recently released its seventh maintenance update for National Coverage Determinations (NCD) t
MARCH 19, 2014
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MARCH 25, 2015
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With some major changes in look and form-but generally adhering to existing guidelines-coding for
  The number of codes in ICD-10-CM can be overwhelming. ICD-9-CM contains just 32
APRIL 2, 2014
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Providers know the drill for addressing and operationalizing CMS' annual IPPS and OPPS updates,
  Editor’s note: With the increased specificity required for ICD-10-CM co
JULY 23, 2014
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CMS issued the fiscal year (FY) 2017 IPPS proposed rule yesterday with updates to several quali
This webcast is a companion program to the March cardiovascular diagnosis coding program,
An ICD-10-CM training quiz in our coding-sample-policie
JULY 16, 2014
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Coding and billing for pregnancy brings unique challenges, including global pregnancy packages an
The musculoskeletal system saw the largest increase in the number of new codes in ICD-10-C
Coding and billing for pregnancy brings unique challenges, including global pregnancy packages an
OCTOBER 14, 2015
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ICD-10-CM includes 68,000 codes and ICD-10-PCS features 71,924 code choices. Scary numbers, right
Are you currently dual coding to prepare for ICD-10 implementation? Or are you double coding? D
Q: When I started as a CDI specialist, I learned that when a complication code, such as 99
JustCoding’s Emergency Department Coding, by Nena Scott, MSEd, RHIA, CCS,
JustCoding’s Emergency Department Coding, by Nena Scott, MSEd, RHI
Coders are aware that ICD-10-CM will allow much more specificity than ICD-9-CM, and that i
ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM/PCS are currently under a code freeze as the industry prepares for ICD-10
CMS has offered some clarity on what it considers to be a “family of codes” in ICD-10
  Crossword puzzle in coding-sample-policies-and
SEPTEMBER 3, 2014
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Co
SEPTEMBER 3, 2014
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JustCoding’s Clinical Conditions Encyclopedia is the perfect reso
OCTOBER 1, 2014
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ICD-10-CM training quiz in coding-sample-policies-and-fo
MARCH 18, 2015
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ICD-10-CM training tool in coding-sample-policies-and-fo
JUNE 10, 2015
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JustCoding’s Emergency Department Coding, by Nena Scott, MSEd, RHI
  The musculoskeletal system saw the largest increase in the number of new codes i
MAY 21, 2014
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To assist healthcare facilities with the mandated adoption of ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes and ICD-1
JUNE 18, 2012
Q: In ICD-9-CM, sprains and strains fall under the same codes. Will that also be the ca
JUNE 17, 2015
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  By Shelley C. Safian, PhD, CCS-P, CPC-H, CPC-I, AHIMA-approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Tra
AUGUST 13, 2014
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When outpatient hospitals and physicians switch to ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes October 1, 20
MARCH 11, 2015
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  This article is part two in a series on coding common dermatology conditions
MAY 28, 2014
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The section of codes that expanded most in ICD-10-CM involves orthopedic injuries, especially fra
AUGUST 13, 2014
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CMS updates the inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) annually. In simplest terms,
SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
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Q: Can you code strictly from emergency room (ER) documentation? Can you code from test re
To assist healthcare facilities with the mandated adoption of ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes and ICD-1
SEPTEMBER 29, 2011
Time's running out. Is your CDI department prepared for ICD-10? Join Coding Boot Camp Instructor
  Coders are aware that ICD-10-CM will allow much more specificity than ICD-9-CM,
MARCH 5, 2014
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The team at JustCoding is proud to announce a revamped and redesigned website launching soon. The
DECEMBER 9, 2015
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By Shelley C. Safian, PhD, RHIA, CCS-P, CPC-H, CPC-I, AHIMA-approved ICD-10-CM/PCS trai
JUNE 10, 2015
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DECEMBER 9, 2015
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JUNE 4, 2014
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CMS hosted an ICD-10 “Code-a-thon” Monday (a title which instantly brings to mind all
ICD-10 is less than 15 days away. Can your staff code in ICD-10?  
SEPTEMBER 18, 2015
MARCH 26, 2014
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Even before ICD-10-CM was delayed until October 1, 2015, the quality of physician document
Q: When I started as a coder, I learned that the complication code, such as from ICD-9-
JUNE 3, 2015
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After three years’ worth of frustration and postponements ICD-10-CM/PCS implementation seem
FEBRUARY 25, 2015
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One of the new concepts ICD-10-CM introduces is the seventh character. As coders have prepared fo
MAY 6, 2015
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Myth 1: ICD-10 includes too many codes  
Editor's note: This is second part in a series covering changes to coding for gastroint
AUGUST 5, 2015
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Editor’s note: “Coding corner” is a monthly column written by Joan L. Usher
CMS offered some clarity on what it considers to be a family of codes in ICD-10-CM.
You’ve probably heard that you need to beef up your clinical knowledge for ICD-10-CM
  Hospitals and physicians will still continue to report CPT® codes f
Coders will find 50 new codes in ICD-10-PCS for 2016, according to
JUNE 17, 2015
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Q: Can you code strictly from emergency department (ED) documentation? Can you code from tes
DECEMBER 16, 2015
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The MS-DRG shift driven by the switch to ICD-10 will impact diagnoses throughout ICD-10-CM.
OCTOBER 21, 2015
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Coding Clinic's Fourth Quarter 2013 issue focuses considerable attention on ICD-10-
The biggest change to the healthcare coding industry is coming in October, 2013, and HCPro, Inc.,
SEPTEMBER 7, 2010
AUGUST 12, 2015
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Q: Is it appropriate to assign code Y95, nosocomial condition, based on the documentatio
  When outpatient hospitals and physicians switch to ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes Oct
MAY 14, 2014
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To assist healthcare facilities with the mandated adoption of ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes and ICD-1
JULY 12, 2012
AHA’s Coding Clinic is ramping up its focus on ICD-10 and we’ll help
JUNE 18, 2014
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While the new diagnosis code to capture COVID-19 has been in effect since April 1, coders have ru
By Megan Batty It’s not necessary to assign additional codes for s
Those who are interested in using ICD-10-PCS for outpatient hospital coding may question w
by Sherry Corsello, RHIT, CPC, AHIMA-approved ICD-10-CM/PCS trainer  
NOVEMBER 18, 2015
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A sample query in our coding-sample-policies-and-forms"
APRIL 9, 2014
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A new query in our coding-sample-policies-and-forms"
APRIL 22, 2015
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A new query in our coding-sample-policies-and-forms"
MAY 6, 2015
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Q: Should modifiers for laterality be used for CPT® code 31624 (bronchos
JUNE 24, 2015
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Correct coding is important to physician practices. The ICD-10-CM diagnoses and the CPT procedure
Join coding and OASIS expert Joan Usher, BS, RHIA, ACE, AHIMA-approved ICD-10-CM Trainer,
Have you started dual coding for ICD-9 and ICD-10? Two facilities shared their experiences during
by: Megan Batty Home health coders could have 435 ICD-10-CM code changes to deal
Q: I have a question regarding a National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) edit. I report
MARCH 18, 2015
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ICD-10-CM will still allow coders to report unspecified codes. However, coders will not have th
In ICD-10-CM, when reporting foot and toe fractures, coders will use the initial encounter
Q&A Long-term care ICD-10 coding specifics
OCTOBER 1, 2014
by Shannon Newell, RHIA, CCS, AHIMA-approved ICD-10-CM/PCS trainer Approximately 8
Editor’s note: “Coding corner” is a monthly column written by Joan
NOVEMBER 4, 2015
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By Shelley C. Safian, PhD, RHIA, CCS-P, COC, CPC-I AHIMA-approved ICD-10-CM/PCS trainer L
JULY 15, 2015
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The transition to ICD-10-CM will result in a “significant information loss”, accordin
Q&A: Long-term care ICD-10 coding specifics Editor's
JANUARY 1, 2015
Q: We are having trouble determining how to assign a code for a pressure ulcer that begins
  Q: Is it okay to code a diagnosis if the physician documents two diagnoses usin
SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
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Q: Is it okay to code a diagnosis if the physician documents two diagnoses using
JUNE 18, 2014
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APRIL 9, 2014
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JUNE 4, 2014
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CMS revises ICD-10 codes CMS officially finalized the first majo
NOVEMBER 5, 2014
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Q: I have a question regarding a National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) edit. I repo
MARCH 4, 2015
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Q: In terms of coding blood transfusions, does the documentation of which intravenous (IV) s
NOVEMBER 18, 2015
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  The term “fetal distress” can be very misleading when coding for pre
MARCH 4, 2015
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Q: Would it be appropriate to report CPT® code 75984 (change of percutan
FEBRUARY 18, 2015
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By Sharme Brodie, RN, CCDS The American Hospital Association wrapped up its Coding Cli
APRIL 8, 2015
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Q: Is it correct to append modifier -52 (reduced services) to a procedure code when the
FEBRUARY 4, 2015
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As of April 1, coders now have a specific ICD-10-CM diagnosis code to capture the COVID-19 virus.
Q: Although I understand that a coder cannot code from a previous encounter’s docume
By Shelley C. Safian, PhD, RHIA, CCS-P, COC, CPC-I, AHIMA-approved ICD-10-CM/PCS trainer
DECEMBER 9, 2015
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Q: When I try to code ileostomy take down of the small bowel resection and end-to-end anastomos
With fewer than 78 days until ICD-10-CM/PCS implementation, plenty of questions still remain abou
JULY 15, 2015
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Updates of MS-DRGs to the list subject to IPPS replaced devices offered without cost or
One of the challenging aspects of coding arthroplasties is determining whether the procedu
AUGUST 20, 2014
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Q: Over the years I have heard differing opinions regarding whether clinical or coding exp
Coding for sepsis requires a strong knowledge of ICD-9-CM coding guidelines, as well as complete
DECEMBER 17, 2014
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CMS updates Program Integrity Manual On May 2, CMS released a change re
Q: I am having trouble with ICD-10-PCS coding for a perineal laceration repair. Some so
OCTOBER 7, 2015
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We all know that ICD-10 codes will require more complete documentation. We’ve been t
Events include: ICD-10-CM/PCS Coordination and Maintenance Committ
JUNE 18, 2014
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  Coders know that ICD-10-CM will bring new levels of specificity to diagnosis cod
OCTOBER 29, 2014
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JULY 29, 2015
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FEBRUARY 11, 2015
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  International Classification of Diseases (ICD)-10 Code Updates
DECEMBER 14, 2016
  ICD-10 FY2019 procedure codes and other CMS updates
  HCPCS codes used for SNF consolidated billing updated
CMS and its contractors will conduct three ICD-10-CM/PCS testing periods in November, March, and
On May 2, CMS released a change request to update various sections of Chapter 15 of t
Q&A: Long-term care ICD-10 coding specifics Editor's
NOVEMBER 1, 2014
OCTOBER 8, 2014
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by Megan Herr With OASIS-D firmly in place and OASIS-D1 updates on the horizon f
APRIL 23, 2014
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OCTOBER 8, 2014
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Events include:   ICD-10-CM/PCS Coordination and Maintenan
HCPro, a division of BLR, announced it has entered into a partnership with Coding Strategies, Inc
SEPTEMBER 11, 2015
By Shelley C. Safian, PhD, RHIA, CCS-P, COC, CPC-I, AHIMA-approved ICD-10-CM/PCS trainer
NOVEMBER 4, 2015
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ICD-10 coding: What to expect On July 31, HHS issued a rule
OCTOBER 1, 2014
By Shelley C. Safian, PhD, RHIA, CCS-P, COC, CPC-I, AHIMA-approved ICD-10-CM/PCS trainer
DECEMBER 16, 2015
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ICD-10-PCS codes consist of seven characters, each of which identifies a unique, specific piece o
NOVEMBER 5, 2014
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This week’s updates include revisions to State Operations Manual (SOM), Appendix A -Sur
This week’s updates include a new influenza virus vaccine code; an MLN Matters article
AUGUST 27, 2014
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SEPTEMBER 3, 2014
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This week’s updates include revisions to ICD-10 conversion/coding infrastructure revisi
  Coding/ICD10/Downloads/PartialCodeFreeze.
MAY 30, 2014
ICD-10-CM will still allow coders to report unspecified codes. However, coders will not ha
JUNE 17, 2015
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Events include:   ICD-10-CM/PCS Coordination and Maintenan
AUGUST 20, 2014
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On Aug. 25, CMS published Medicare Claims Processing Transmittal 3853, updating billing, payment
SEPTEMBER 4, 2017
CMS continues to update payment logic for comprehensive APCs (C-APC) with additional chang
by Megan Batty Assign a code for a patient’s body mass index (BMI) only wh
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has updated the lists of HCPCS codes that
A change CMS made Coding/OutpatientCodeEdit/OCEQtrRel
CMS implemented two new CPT® Category III codes originally introduced by th
While many of the code changes in the 2014 CPT® Manual surgical sect
Each year, the AMA updates the Vaccines, Toxoids section of the Medicine chapter in the CPT&
Each year, the AMA updates the Vaccines, Toxoids section of the Medicine chapter in the
Complete Online Resource and Educ
DECEMBER 17, 2014
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JustCoding’s E/M Essentials Toolkit is the essential resource for every ph
You’ll soon have 71 new codes to capture varying severities of non-pressure chronic ulcers
Although the AMA changed hundreds of codes in the 2014 CPT® Manual,
  Although the AMA changed hundreds of codes in the 2014 CPT® Manual
Providers may want to review claims containing HCPCS code C2623 (catheter, transluminal an
CMS issued a revision of the October 2015 I/OCE update that included changes for HCPCS code Q51
As PDPM reaches the end of its first year, the 2021 SNF final payment rule took effect on October
OCTOBER 9, 2020
Many of the code changes in the 2014 CPT® Manual Radiology section f
by Megan Batty Starting Oct. 1, coding guidelines will no longer allow for a con
Updated CPC® practice exam in Q
FEBRUARY 4, 2015
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JustCoding’s E/M Essentials Toolkit is the essential resource for every ph
JustCoding’s E/M Essentials Toolkit is the essential resource for every ph
JustCoding’s E/M Essentials Toolkit is the essential resource for every ph
SEPTEMBER 20, 2016
When coders run into a tough coding question, they often look for guidance in the AHA’s
CMS released updated I/OCE specifications in January with several changes that could requi
CMS outlined how to access updates to ICD-10 Local Coverage Determinations (LCDs) in its M
JUNE 25, 2014
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With the transition to ICD-10 comes the anticipation of an explosion in retrospective coding quer
Provider Reimbursement Manual update  On May 23, CMS released
The Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists (ACDIS) last week updated its
OCTOBER 13, 2015
In addition to extensive drug testing code changes in the CPT® Manual
On Feb 5, 2015, the MDS 3.0 RAI User’s Manual was updated. The file labeled “M
FEBRUARY 13, 2015
  Despite no code changes in several years, injection and infusion coding remains
DECEMBER 10, 2014
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 There are approximately 363 new codes, 142 deletions, and more than 250 code revisions in t
Each year, the AMA updates the Vaccines, Toxoids section of the Medicine chapter in the&nb
APRIL 15, 2015
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The AMA updated the guidelines in the 2014 CPT® Manual for therapeut
As new and more effective treatment options are created and evaluated, AMA must update the
As new and more effective treatment options are created and evaluated, AMA must update the
The 2016 update to the CPT® Manual includes hundreds of
NOVEMBER 25, 2015
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For the last several years, CMS has updated the payment rates for separately payable drugs
Q: Did CMS issue any new HCPCS codes for drugs and biologicals for April 2014?
Calendar year (CY) 2014 Annual Update for clinical laboratory fee schedul
CMS issues revision of calendar year (CY) 2014 Annual Update for clinical laboratory fe
JustCoding’s E/M Essentials Toolkit is the essential resource for every ph
FEBRUARY 21, 2017
CMS continues to update payment logic for comprehensive APCs (C-APC) with additional chang
AUGUST 5, 2015
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CMS releases revised 2014 update for clinical laboratory fee schedule and laboratory se
CMS has updated pages of the Hospice Item Set Manual V2.00 as a result of the federal Medicare ag
Q: We have been reporting skin substitutes with the appropriate procedure codes (either
CMS updates CERT treatment of power mobility devices and ambulance transport claims
by Megan Batty Code the fact that a patient was diagnosed as morbidly obese with
Code the patient’s injury — such as a frac-ture, a laceration or a burn — and
Twenty frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding the newly implemented ICD-10 code for COVID-19
CMS updates National Coverage Determination Manual for speech generating devices
The April I/OCE update brought changes to the packaging of skin substitutes that was intro
by A.J. Plunkett (aplunkett@decisionhealth.com) Review and update polici
OCTOBER 1, 2019
April 2014 update of the OPPS On February 28, CMS issued a recurring update
As new and more effective treatment options are created and evaluated, AMA must update the
MARCH 4, 2015
JUSTCODING
The ICD-10-PCS codes and guidelines for 2015 look exactly the same as those for 2014.
MAY 21, 2014
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  The week in Medicare updates
  This week in Medicare updates
SEPTEMBER 22, 2015
  The week in Medicare updates
In the Coding/OutpatientCodeEdit/Downloads/FinalSumof
The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has updated its patient-centered medical hom
MARCH 27, 2014
In the July quarterly I/OCE update, three drugs received status indicator G (additional pa
CMS made relatively few changes in the April quarterly I/OCE update, introducing four new
As part of the April quarterly OPPS update, CMS added two new modifiers valid April 1:
Using new combination codes for myelography with injection Q: A phys
  Why are physician queries so critical to accurate documentation and coding? The an
CMS issued its first update this week on how ICD-10 implementation has impacted the industry and
Two new codes were added to the Multianalyte Assays with Algorithmic Analysis (MAAA) secti
CMS recently added HCPCS code C2644 (brachytherapy source, cesium-131 chloride solution, p
Q: We use a lot of skin substitutes. Where do we find a list of the new HCPCS code
CMS deleted HCPCS code C1300 (hyperbaric oxygen [HBO] under pressure, full body chamber, p
CMS releases July 2015 quarterly update for DMEPOS competitive bidding program
Q. When using the newly covered non-face-to-face prolonged service codes (99358, 99359), can you
  A: These two new HCPCS codes for procedures became payable unde
Q: Our charge description master (CDM) manager wants to remove the code for denileukin
Include diagnosis codes on the HIPAA Eligibility Transaction System (HETS) 270/271 Tran
By Steven Andrews   CMS issued its first update this week on how I
CMS releases October 2015 quarterly update of HCPCS drug/biological code changes
April 2014 update of the hospital outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS)
  CMS HCPCS update files
NOVEMBER 6, 2015
  New Medicare card mailing update
  New Medicare card update
SEPTEMBER 21, 2018
By Steven Andrews Despite few recent code or rule changes in recent years, coders and H
An Coding/ICD10/Downloads/ICD10NextStepsInfographic201603
CMS releases July 2015 update of the hospital OPPS  On June 5, CMS
CMS removed two add-on procedure codes from the inpatient-only list in the 2015 OPPS final
CMS recently released an ICD-10 quick start Coding/ICD10/Dow
OSHA Manual Update 16L, which was published in the December edition of Medical Environment Update
FEBRUARY 16, 2017
Q: I have been told by our billers that infusion codes reported in the ED along with an
SEPTEMBER 16, 2015
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This week’s updates include the January 2016 update of the hospital OPPS; April 2016 qu
  October CY 2015 quarterly update to the Medicare physician fee schedule datab
CMS releases July update to Medicare Physician Fee Schedule database 
The latest update to The Joint Commission’s Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Hospital
FEBRUARY 1, 2018
The Coding/OutpatientCodeEdit/OCEQtrReleaseSpecs.html
FEBRUARY 18, 2015
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This week’s updates include changes to the laboratory NCD edit software for January 2016; c
This week’s updates include the beginning of Medicare Open Enrollment; January 2016 qua
This week’s updates include updates to clarify inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF)
This week’s updates include Focused Dementia Care survey tools; a 0.2% reduction in IPP
This week’s updates include changes to the FY 2016 IPPS and long-term care hospital (LT
Greetings one and all from high above the 2012 Life Safety Code (LSC) compliance track w
JUNE 16, 2016
  Codes for common procedures of the skin, such as excisions, wound closures, and
APRIL 15, 2015
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http://www.medicarecompliancewatch.com/news-analysis/week-medicare-updates-9302015 
This week’s updates include the SNF Consolidated Billing update and a special edition M
 This week’s updates include a new ACO dialysis model, new Medicare utilization and pa
The updated edition of Infection Control During Construction Manual, by expert Wayne Hanse
JUNE 17, 2015
The RTP (return to provider) location should be reviewed/updated daily. RTP claims are claims tha
  Membership Update: Sample Queries available from June 10 webinar
  Infection control experts, regulators begin staggered update of HAI compendium
AUGUST 6, 2014
  OIG releases its FY 2015 mid-year update
  OIG releases its FY 2015 mid-year update
  RAI manual update holds limited changes and clarifications
JANUARY 8, 2016
  CMS updates Conditions of Participation in Final Rule
NOVEMBER 4, 2016
  CMS is updating the Medicare drug spending dashboard
DECEMBER 29, 2016
  Exciting updates: More content, tools, and news at your fingertips!
  CMS proposes Medicare Advantage and Part D payment and policy updates
FEBRUARY 2, 2018
  Updated 2018 Medicare Part B physician fee schedule in effect
MARCH 16, 2018
  Billers instructed to review CMS updates to Medicare policy manuals
MARCH 23, 2018
  CMS releases updates to billing for flu vaccine
SEPTEMBER 14, 2018
  Updates to MDS 3.0 FY2019
SEPTEMBER 28, 2018
  Special requirements for billing urology supplies & updated DMEPOS fee schedule
DECEMBER 21, 2018
  Providers have "affirmative duty" to check updated LEIE database
DECEMBER 21, 2018
Implementation date for laboratory travel allowance fee updated On February 5, CMS r
CMS updates implementation date for laboratory travel allowance fee 
Updated implementation date for laboratory travel allowance fee  
By A.J. Plunkett Review and update your all-hazards risk assessme
MARCH 7, 2019
Over the next couple of months, several Joint Commission programs, standards, and updates will go
AUGUST 9, 2016
For many, this is the time of year when the latest updated rules, regulations, and payment rates
CMS updates interest rate for Medicare overpayments and underpayment 
Use of claim adjustment reason (CARC) code 23 On November 14, CMS issued a transmi
CMS proposed a new HCPCS modifier be appended to every code for a service furnished in a h
FEBRUARY 4, 2015
JUSTCODING
CMS refined and updated its Comprehensive APC policy in the
SEPTEMBER 3, 2014
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This week’s updates include an NCD for single chamber and dual chamber permanent cardia
This week’s updates include Advance Care Planning (ACP) as an optional element of an An
  SNF diagnosis coding and payment
  473 changes: Cracking the code
OCTOBER 19, 2018
  Q: I have been told by our billers that infusion codes reported in the ED
This week’s updates include an update to the list of compendia for the determination of
17L Updates: December updates cover general facility safety The latest manual upda
  Influenza vaccine payment allowance update On September 3, CM
Update to Medicare Claims Processing Manual, Chapters 12, 20, 32, and 35 to prov
Update to Medicare Claims Processing Manualto provide language-only changes for updatin
Phase III ERA EFT: CORE 360 Uniform Use of Claim Adjustment Reason Codes (CARC) and Remittance
ICD-10-related updates made to the Medicare Claims Processing Manual
17I Updates: September updates cover hazard communication The latest manual update
The latest manual updates cover information on infection control in Tab 8 of the medical manual
The latest manual updates cover information on infection prevention and control in Tab 6 of the m
The latest manual updates cover information on infection prevention and control in Tab 6 of the m
The latest manual updates cover information on bloodborne pathogens in Tab 5 of the medical and d
NCCI guidelines for Part B Billing New coding requirements r
CMS provides front-end updates for July On March 26, CMS released a cha
CMS added these four APCs in the latest I/OCE update, effective October 1:
We’ve updated the rest of the customizable forms provided with the OSHA medical manual and
The latest manual update covers information on specialty services in Tab 9 of the medical manual.
The Third International Consensus Definitions Task Force updated the standards of sepsis and sept
CMS updates Chapter 3 of the Program Integrity Manual (PIM)  
Update to Chapter 3, Program Integrity Manual (PIM), Verifying Potential
CMS updates information for billing screening services On April 3, CMS
HCPCS codes subject to and excluded from CLIA edits  On January 30
  CMS' updated 60-day overpayment provision may cause practical implementation challenges
  OIG's Work Plan update reveals sharper focus on SNF service delivery
AUGUST 5, 2016
  CMS published additional instructions for processing updated Part B therapy claims
MARCH 30, 2018
  Did you miss our live webinar, PBJ Updates, July 2018?
  Update to Medicare Claims Processing Manual, Chapter 23, Section 60.3
SEPTEMBER 21, 2018
The Joint Commission recently added one new and updated 19 existing online FAQs to clarify variou
In case you missed it, The Joint Commission added a new frequently asked question (FAQ) and updat
MAY 13, 2015
The latest manual updates cover information on injury and illness prevention in Tab 2 of both the
The latest manual updates cover information on ergonomics in Tab 4 of both the medical and dental
CMS releases October 2014 OPPS update  On August 1, CMS relea
CMS releases ICD-10 conversion update for NCDs On March 6, CMS released
Change in July 2015 update of quarterly HCPCS drug/biological code  
  ICD-10 Compliance: Converting to a new diagnosis coding system
  ICD-10 Compliance: Converting to a new diagnosis coding system
  How SNF diagnosis coding differs from other healthcare settings
AUGUST 28, 2015
  Ongoing auditing for valid ICD-10 codes
DECEMBER 18, 2015
  Confused? G-Coding in a SNF: Functional Therapy
OCTOBER 21, 2016
CPT has granted coders a new code, 58674 (laparoscopy, surgical, ablation of uterine fibroid(s),
FEBRUARY 21, 2017
  Part B Therapy Billing: Functional reporting and G-codes webcast
OCTOBER 13, 2017
  Are you up to speed on the new evaluation and reevaluation codes?
FEBRUARY 9, 2018
  What should your policy for coding compliance and ethics include?
  New Medicare cards: What's that square code?
  Are you billing Occurrence Code 22 correctly?
OCTOBER 12, 2018
  New HCPCS code, Q5110, effective October 1, 2018
SEPTEMBER 28, 2018
2015 annual update of HCPCS codes for SNF consolidated billing (CB) update
2015 annual update of HCPCS codes for SNF consolidated billing (CB) update
  Hospitals have long struggled under complicated guidelines for coding injection
JANUARY 7, 2015
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The New Jersey ACDIS Chapter meets to discuss coding and documentation challenges rela
October 2014 update of the ambulatory surgical center (ASC) payment system
October 2014 update of the hospital outpatient prospective payment System (OPPS) On
  15K Updates: November updates cover commonly used acronyms
16L Updates: December updates cover bonus forms We’ve updat
DECEMBER 28, 2016
JustCoding News: Inpatient will be off next week for the July 4 holiday, but we'll be back
JUNE 24, 2015
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October 2014 update of the hospital outpatient prospective payment System (OPPS)
CMS updates information for billing screening services On April 3, CMS released a c
APRIL 15, 2015
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A coding manager must be an effective team leader, efficiently balancing multiple responsi
AUGUST 20, 2014
JUSTCODING
For the sixth year in a row, CMS and the AMA made no changes to CPT® coding or bil
FEBRUARY 10, 2015
HIPAA EDI front end updates for July 2015   On March 2
Powered by HCPro’s coding experts, Coding Membership gives your staff full access to our in
I am coming across a few scenarios that have been tricky to code regarding spinal fusions
15I Updates: September updates cover workplace violence prevention
SEPTEMBER 1, 2015
16A Updates: January updates cover OSHA jurisdictions and inspections
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) released its Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Mid-Year Update l
The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) recently announced an update to the internal medic
JUNE 11, 2015
On June 15, the OIG published information about updates to its
July update to the calendar year (CY) 2014 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Database
Continuation of systematic validation of payment group codes for PPS based on patient assessme
Continuation of systematic validation of payment group codes for PPS based on patient a
In case you missed it, The Joint Commission added a new frequently asked question and updated 19
MAY 5, 2015
  A coding manager must be an effective team leader, efficiently balancing multipl
SEPTEMBER 3, 2014
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Documentation example in coding-sample-policies-and-form
MARCH 4, 2015
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released an updated version of the Minimum Data
SEPTEMBER 19, 2014
Last Friday, CMS posted the annual update for the 2014 electronic clinic quality measures (eCQM)
On August 10, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) updated the popular N
AUGUST 12, 2016
CMS provides front-end updates for July On March 26, CMS released a change request t
JustCoding.com is looking for coders, coding managers, and HIM directors to participate in
  JustCoding.com is looking for coders, coding managers, and HIM directors to part
  Q: We are receiving denials for many of the new CPT® codes in
All of your coding education in one place! Powered by HCPro’s coding experts, Codin
In early 2019, the Trump administration announced the 2021 federal budget, which called for a red
Sample operative reports in coding-sample-policies-and-form
JUNE 11, 2014
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released new "G" codes that
  Combing patient records for additional diagnosis codes reaps massive returns for Medicare Adv
SEPTEMBER 7, 2018
  CMS final rule makes changes to how physicians are paid, delays E/M coding reform
NOVEMBER 2, 2018
The 2015 CPT® Manual includes changes to the Digestive section to align codes for
These codes play no part in supply reporting or payment. An agency reports supplies; it does not