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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
As we, at ACDIS, prepare for ICD-10-CM/PCS implementation we look to the strength of our members
CMS’ grace period for reporting families of ICD-10-CM codes is coming to a close. Physician
SEPTEMBER 6, 2016
The April I/OCE update brought changes to the packaging of skin substitutes that was intro
Recording use, abuse, and dependence for tobacco use with ICD-10-CM can be difficult if yo
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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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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In the rush to complete ICD-10 coding education, documentation improvement, and system updates, H
OCTOBER 21, 2015
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CMS updates Medicare Claims Processing Manual to provide language-only changes f
Click on PDF below for the answers to the ICD-10-CM crossword puzzle on p. 12. ICD-10-CM
SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
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Editor’s note: With the increased specificity required for ICD-10-CM coding, code
AUGUST 20, 2014
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Providers know the drill for addressing and operationalizing CMS' annual IPPS and OPPS updates,
CMS recently released its seventh maintenance update for National Coverage Determinations (NCD) t
FEBRUARY 11, 2015
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A significant portion of updates in the Fiscal Year 2015 Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems (I
  CMS recently updated the Medicare Claims Processing Manual, with changes
SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
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CMS recently released its seventh maintenance update for National Coverage Determinations (NCD)
Editor’s note: With the increased specificity required for ICD-10-CM coding, code
JUNE 25, 2014
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With little more than 40 days to go until ICD-10-CM/PCS implementation date, there’s no sho
Starting Oct. 1, you’ll be able to select a specific ICD-10-CM code when a patient is in re
Editor’s note: With the increased specificity required for ICD-10-CM coding, code
AUGUST 6, 2014
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Test your knowledge with this week’s free quiz, which features ICD-9-CM Volume 3 coders for
JULY 15, 2015
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Test your knowledge with this week’s free quiz, which features ICD-10-CM codes for c
JULY 22, 2015
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Test your knowledge with this week’s free quiz, which features ICD-9-CM codes for poisoning
JULY 29, 2015
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Test your knowledge with this week’s free quiz, which focuses on ICD-10-CM codes for
SEPTEMBER 9, 2015
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Test your knowledge with this week’s free quiz, which focuses on ICD-10-CM codes for
SEPTEMBER 23, 2015
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SEPTEMBER 30, 2015
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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 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 features ICD-10-CM codes for diseases
NOVEMBER 11, 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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Not all classifications remain the same in ICD-10-CM. Hemoptysis (coughing up blood or blo
Even before ICD-10-CM was delayed until October 1, 2015, the quality of physician document
SEPTEMBER 3, 2014
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APRIL 9, 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 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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CMS issued the fiscal year (FY) 2017 IPPS proposed rule yesterday with updates to several quali
CMS issued its first update this week on how ICD-10 implementation has impacted the industry and
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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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
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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Test your knowledge with this week’s free quiz, which features ICD-10-CM codes for external
OCTOBER 28, 2015
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ICD-10-CM assessment in Sp
SEPTEMBER 16, 2015
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  This week in Medicare updates
SEPTEMBER 22, 2015
  The week in Medicare updates
  The week in Medicare updates
Those following the episodic turns of the ICD-10-CM/PCS implementation saga witnessed another dra
CMS updates the inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) annually. In simplest terms,
By Steven Andrews   CMS issued its first update this week on how I
The number of codes in ICD-10-CM can be overwhelming. ICD-9-CM contains just 32 total code
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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Test your knowledge with this week’s free quiz, which features questions ICD-9-CM co
AUGUST 27, 2014
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Codes for pressure ulcers in ICD-10-CM include more information than ICD-9-CM codes, but s
ICD-10-CM quiz in Coding
OCTOBER 28, 2015
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By Shelley C. Safian, PhD, CCS-P, CPC-H, CPC-I, AHIMA-approved ICD-10-CM/PCS trainer
The changes to fracture coding in ICD-10-CM have received plenty of attention since coders first
The section of codes that expanded most in ICD-10-CM involves orthopedic injuries, especially fra
Coders have only two options for reporting fractures of the patella in ICD-9-CM: closed (822.0)
Coders have only two options for reporting fractures of the patella in ICD-9-CM, closed (8
The Certified Coder Boot Camp®—ICD-10-CM Version is a two-day
MAY 13, 2015
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We're less than two months away from the implementation of ICD-10-CM/PCS, and the AHA 
  CMS HCPCS update files
NOVEMBER 6, 2015
MARCH 11, 2015
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  What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for bilateral vitreous degeneration?
JULY 22, 2015
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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-9-CM code for a pain in the neck? A) 723.1
AUGUST 19, 2015
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What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for congenital glaucoma?  
SEPTEMBER 9, 2015
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What is the correct ICD-9-CM code for a cracked tooth?   A) 5
SEPTEMBER 16, 2015
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What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for Tourette’s syndrome?  
SEPTEMBER 30, 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 hypogalactia?   a. O92
OCTOBER 7, 2015
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What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for diaper dermatitis? A) L20 B) L21
OCTOBER 28, 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 an aneurysm of the iliac artery? a. I72.0
DECEMBER 16, 2015
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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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OSHA Manual Update 16L, which was published in the December edition of Medical Environment Update
FEBRUARY 16, 2017
Urolithiasis (ICD-10-CM categories N20-N22) is a condition in which hard masses, or calcul
ICD-10-CM case study in Sp
AUGUST 19, 2015
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Many CDI professionals come to the CDI ranks after a career in case management (CM). Many report
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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Coding for sepsis requires a strong knowledge of ICD-9-CM coding guidelines, as well as complete
MAY 13, 2015
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SEPTEMBER 30, 2015
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This week’s updates include the January 2016 update of the hospital OPPS; April 2016 qu
Excludes notes are one significant change in ICD-10-CM. In ICD-9-CM, Excludes notes can mean two
Placeholders are a new concept in ­ICD-10-CM. ICD-10-CM codes can be up to seven characters i
Aftercare, or Z codes, should not be used for conditions found in Chapter 19 of the ICD-10-CM
SEPTEMBER 8, 2015
To help minimize the impact ICD-10-CM can have on key performance indicators, start by ensuring
Editor's note: With the increased specificity required for ICD-10-CM coding, coders nee
JANUARY 21, 2015
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The added specificity for reporting diagnoses with ICD-10-CM affects the majority of codes, bu
The new AHA Coding Clinic for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS cleared up some confusion regarding
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
Updates of MS-DRGs to the list subject to IPPS replaced devices offered without cost or
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
This week’s updates include revisions to State Operations Manual (SOM), Appendix A -Sur
This week’s updates include calendar year (CY) 2016 annual clinical laboratory fee sche
  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
  International Classification of Diseases (ICD)-10 Code Updates
DECEMBER 14, 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
  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
Code category Y93 in ICD-10-CM provides coders with many activities to identify what exactly the
Codes for heart failure are located in ICD-10-CM category I50. Coders should note the list
July update to the calendar year (CY) 2014 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Database
October 2014 update of the ambulatory surgical center (ASC) payment system
In ICD-10-CM, when reporting foot and toe fractures, coders will use the initial encounter
The four Cooperating Parties released the 2015 ICD-10-CM guidelines and, in the process, deleted
OCTOBER 8, 2014
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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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CMS updates Program Integrity Manual On May 2, CMS released a change re
MARCH 25, 2015
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SEPTEMBER 23, 2015
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OCTOBER 14, 2015
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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
This week’s updates include revisions to ICD-10 conversion/coding infrastructure revisi
17L Updates: December updates cover general facility safety The latest manual upda
The new ICD-10-CM/PCS implementation date looks to be October 1, 2015. CMS mentioned October
For coders of certain specialties, the transition from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM may only require lea
 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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MARCH 26, 2014
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Category S72.- (fracture of femur) includes an example of a new concept in ICD-10-CM, the
APRIL 9, 2014
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APRIL 23, 2014
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MAY 7, 2014
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MAY 21, 2014
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Test your knowledge with this week’s free quiz, which features ICD-10-CM codes for l
MAY 14, 2014
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JUNE 4, 2014
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JUNE 18, 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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JULY 16, 2014
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Test your knowledge with this week’s free quiz, which features ICD-9-CM codes for di
JULY 23, 2014
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Test your knowledge with this week’s free quiz, which features questions ICD-9-CM E
JULY 30, 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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Unlike all other codes in ICD-10-CM category S82.-, torus fractures of the lower leg do no
SEPTEMBER 10, 2014
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Test your knowledge with this week’s free quiz, which features questions about ICD-9-CM cod
SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
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Test your knowledge with this week’s free quiz, which features questions ICD-9-CM co
OCTOBER 8, 2014
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What is the correct ICD-9-CM code for serous labyrinthitis? a. 386.31
OCTOBER 22, 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 questions about ICD-9-CM Vol
NOVEMBER 5, 2014
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Test your knowledge with this week’s free quiz, which features questions about ICD-9-CM Vol
NOVEMBER 19, 2014
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What is the correct ICD-9-CM code for a left bundle branch hemiblock? a. 426.11 b
NOVEMBER 19, 2014
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Test your knowledge with this week’s free quiz, which features ICD-10-CM codes for h
NOVEMBER 26, 2014
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DECEMBER 17, 2014
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Test your knowledge with this week’s free quiz, which features questions about ICD-9-CM cod
JANUARY 14, 2015
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Test your knowledge with this week’s free quiz, which features ICD-10-CM codes for d
JANUARY 21, 2015
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Test your knowledge with this week’s free quiz, which features questions about ICD-9-CM cod
JANUARY 28, 2015
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Despite all the uncertainty surrounding the implementation of ICD-10-CM/PCS, the Cooperating Part
Test your knowledge with this week’s free quiz, which features ICD-9-CM codes for diseases
APRIL 22, 2015
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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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Test your knowledge with this week’s free quiz, which features questions ICD-9-CM codes for
MARCH 25, 2015
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Test your knowledge with this week’s free quiz, which features questions ICD-9-CM codes for
MARCH 11, 2015
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Test your knowledge with this week’s free quiz, which features questions about ICD-9-CM cod
FEBRUARY 25, 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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Test your knowledge with this week’s free quiz, which features ICD-9-CM codes for diseases
MAY 6, 2015
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Test your knowledge with this week’s free quiz, which features ICD-10-CM codes for m
MAY 13, 2015
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Test your knowledge with this week’s free quiz, which features ICD-9-CM codes for op
MAY 20, 2015
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October 2014 update of the hospital outpatient prospective payment System (OPPS) On
ICD-10-CM includes 68,000 codes and ICD-10-PCS features 71,924 code choices. Scary numbers, right
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
The latest manual updates cover information on infection prevention requirements during the COVID
NOVEMBER 25, 2020
The latest updates cover information on decontamination in the medical manual and hazardous chemi
The latest updates to the medical and dental manuals cover information on bloodborne pathogens. &
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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The changes to fracture coding in ICD-10-CM have received plenty of attention since coders first
OCTOBER 22, 2014
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October 2014 update of the hospital outpatient prospective payment System (OPPS)
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.
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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Editor's note: With the increased specificity required for ICD-10-CM coding, coders nee
NOVEMBER 26, 2014
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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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  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
On May 2, CMS released a change request to update various sections of Chapter 15 of t
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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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
  Q: ICD-9-CM includes Pott’s fracture as an alternate term for a bimalle
AUGUST 13, 2014
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Q: How are use, abuse, and dependence defined for diagnoses in ICD-10-CM?
MAY 13, 2015
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OCTOBER 28, 2015
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ICD-10-CM training tool in
APRIL 29, 2015
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ICD-10-CM training tool in
JULY 8, 2015
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It’s not too early to prepare for ICD-10-CM/PCS
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-9-CM code for alveolar mandibular hypoplasia? a.
MAY 21, 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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ImproperICD-9-CM code assignment led to incorrect grouping of claims to MS-DRG 857 (postop
JULY 30, 2014
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AUGUST 6, 2014
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What is the correct ICD-9-CM code for motion sickness?   A) 9
AUGUST 20, 2014
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What is the correct ICD-9-CM code for Pasteurellosis?   A) 02
OCTOBER 1, 2014
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What is the correct ICD-9-CM code for a left bundle branch hemiblock? a. 426.11 b
NOVEMBER 5, 2014
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Fracture codes in ICD-10-CM include more information than those in ICD-9-CM. ICD-10-CM fracture c
DECEMBER 3, 2014
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What is the correct ICD-9-CM code for caffeine poisoning? a. 969.70 b. 969.71
JANUARY 14, 2015
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Q: When would we use codes from ICD-10-CM category E13 (other specified diabetes mellit
JANUARY 21, 2015
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  What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for nonpyogenic meningitis? a. &n
AUGUST 27, 2014
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What is the correct ICD-9-CM code for an infected blister on the chest wall? a. 910.3
MARCH 11, 2015
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JULY 22, 2015
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  15K Updates: November updates cover commonly used acronyms
16L Updates: December updates cover bonus forms We’ve updat
DECEMBER 28, 2016
Codes for fractures of the wrist and hand are located in the S62.- series in ICD-10-CM. Th
Coders are aware that ICD-10-CM will allow much more specificity than ICD-9-CM, and that i
  Certified Coder Boot Camp—ICD-10-CM & ICD-10-PCS 
MARCH 19, 2014
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Editor’s note: With the increased specificity required for ICD-10-CM coding, code
JULY 9, 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
An ICD-10-CM sample query in our
FEBRUARY 11, 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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OCTOBER 22, 2014
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Editor's note: With the increased specificity required for ICD-10-CM coding, coders nee
OCTOBER 29, 2014
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Editor's note: With the increased specificity required for ICD-10-CM coding, coders nee
DECEMBER 10, 2014
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15I Updates: September updates cover workplace violence prevention
SEPTEMBER 1, 2015
16A Updates: January updates cover OSHA jurisdictions and inspections
  For coders of certain specialties, the transition from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM may
APRIL 29, 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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On June 15, the OIG published information about updates to its
In case you missed it, The Joint Commission added a new frequently asked question and updated 19
MAY 5, 2015
  When outpatient hospitals and physicians switch to ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes Oct
MAY 14, 2014
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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)
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued updated guidance as the la
On August 10, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) updated the popular N
AUGUST 12, 2016
JANUARY 28, 2015
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  The number of codes in ICD-10-CM can be overwhelming. ICD-9-CM contains just 32
APRIL 2, 2014
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After three years’ worth of frustration and postponements ICD-10-CM/PCS implementation seem
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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  Editor’s note: With the increased specificity required for ICD-10-CM co
JULY 23, 2014
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MAY 20, 2015
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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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NOVEMBER 20, 2013
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NOVEMBER 20, 2013
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MARCH 19, 2014
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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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 What is the correct ICD-9-CM code for alveolar mandibular hypoplasia?
MAY 7, 2014
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When outpatient hospitals and physicians switch to ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes October 1, 20
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-9-CM code for osseous obstruction of the Eustachian tube?
JUNE 11, 2014
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What is the correct ICD-9-CM code for osseous obstruction of the Eustachian tube?
JUNE 25, 2014
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  What is the correct ICD-9-CM code for osseous obstruction of the Eustachian tube
MAY 28, 2014
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What is the correct ICD-9-CM code for microstomia? a.     
JULY 16, 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-9-CM code for Fox-Fordyce disease?  
SEPTEMBER 3, 2014
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What is the correct ICD-9-CM code for cellulitis of the pectoral region? a. &n
SEPTEMBER 10, 2014
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What is the correct ICD-9-CM code for serous labyrinthitis?  
OCTOBER 8, 2014
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What is the correct ICD-9-CM code for acute laryngitis with obstruction?  
NOVEMBER 12, 2014
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What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for excessive eating?   A)
NOVEMBER 26, 2014
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What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for chronic nephritic syndrome with minor glomerular abnormali
DECEMBER 3, 2014
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What is the correct ICD-9-CM code for Foster-Kennedy syndrome?  
DECEMBER 10, 2014
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DECEMBER 17, 2014
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Which is the correct ICD-9-CM code for secondary syphilis of the pharynx? &nbs
DECEMBER 23, 2014
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What is the correct ICD-9-CM code for methadone dependence in remission?  
JANUARY 7, 2015
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What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for spondylolsis of the cervical region?  
JANUARY 21, 2015
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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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  What is the correct ICD-9-CM code for thoracic spondylosis without myelopathy?
JULY 23, 2014
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What is the correct ICD-9-CM code for trigeminal neuralgia?  
APRIL 15, 2015
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What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for constitutional gigantism?  
MARCH 18, 2015
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Events include: ICD-10-CM/PCS Coordination and Maintenance Committ
What is the correct ICD-9-CM code for renal diabetes?   A) 27
FEBRUARY 18, 2015
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What is the correct ICD-9-CM code for complete edentulism, class I?  
FEBRUARY 4, 2015
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What is the correct ICD-9-CM code for Tietze's disease?   A)
APRIL 29, 2015
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What is the correct ICD-9-CM code for motion sickness?   A) 9
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CMS and its contractors will conduct three ICD-10-CM/PCS testing periods in November, March, and
ICD-9-CM includes a diagnosis code to show when a surgeon converts a laparoscopic procedure to an
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You’ve probably heard that you need to beef up your clinical knowledge for ICD-10-CM
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CMS offered some clarity on what it considers to be a family of codes in ICD-10-CM.
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The July quarterly I/OCE update from CMS brought few new APCs or edit updates, but did del
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There are a lot of changes coming with ICD-10—including an update to the exam for
On November 23, CMS released a recurring update notification providing instructions on the CY 201
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Even before ICD-10-CM was delayed until October 1, 2015, the quality of physician document
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Provider Reimbursement Manual update  On May 23, CMS released
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Each year, the AMA updates the Vaccines, Toxoids section of the Medicine chapter in the CPT&
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One of the new concepts ICD-10-CM introduces is the seventh character. As coders have prepared fo
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Agencies should review and update their employment and disciplinary policies now that the
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CMS updates National Coverage Determination Manual for speech generating devices
Q: We are coding for pain management procedures and have been doing dual coding in ICD-9-CM an
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The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has updated its patient-centered medical hom
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