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JustCoding News: Outpatient, September 8, 2009

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A new coder productivity survey in the Special Reports and News section:

  • Coder Productivity Benchmarks

Continuing education credits: To receive a 0.5 CE credit, take the quiz after reading the following articles:

  • FY 2010 OPPS proposed rule: CMS focuses on physician supervision, drug reimbursement
  • Know guidelines and subtle differences in code descriptions for laceration repairs
  • CMS adds three new modifiers for outpatient never events
  • Healthcare News: CMS and NCHS release new ICD-9 coding guidelines effective October 1
  • Q&A: Know criteria for reporting code 99050 for weekend hours

Important Editor’s Note: As of September 9, 2009, you will receive an issue of JustCoding News: Outpatient every other week. (On alternate weeks, you will receive JustCoding News: Inpatient.) Please add our address justcoding_outpatient@list.justcoding.com to your e-mail address book to ensure you receive your e-Newsletter issues. Also note that as of this issue, due to a change in the American Academy of Professional Coders’ (AAPC) CE policies, paid JustCoding.com and Platinum members will have an opportunity to earn a 0.5 continuing education credit per week from the AAPC by taking a 5-question quiz that is based on multiple articles from each week’s issue of JustCoding News. To receive your CE credit, paid JustCoding.com and Platinum members must read articles in the bimonthly e-newsletters JustCoding News: Inpatient and JustCoding News: Outpatient, take the accompanying quiz that is common to all applicable articles for that week, and get all 5 answers correct. Access JustCoding.com’s CE Credits Web page to learn more about earning CE credits.



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