ITEMS IN FPM ON TOPIC:
Diagnosis coding, general
Put the new and revised codes to use in your practice on Oct. I.
On Oct. 1, 142 new codes take effect, many of them five-digit codes that allow for more specific reporting.
You should start using the updated diagnosis codes Oct. 1.
Reviewing the rules and examining your coding practices can decrease denials and help you get paid.
A voice-recognition system can automatically insert the correct ICD-9 codes into your dictated note.
The absurdity of diagnostic coding can be a source of frustration – and amusement.
You’ve got until Oct. 1 to weed out incorrect codes.
The authors offer readers an action plan to use in reacting/responding to payers' accusations of incorrect coding.
Failing to update your ICD-9 codes by the Oct. 1 effective date could cost you.
It’s a new bag of tricks this year, but don’t worry. Our updated tools will keep you coding quickly and accurately.