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Diagnosis coding, general

Sep-Oct 2008 Issue
ICD-9 Codes: Time for the Annual Update [Feature]

Put the new and revised codes to use in your practice on Oct. I.


Sep 2007 Issue
ICD-9 Changes: New Codes of Note [Feature]

On Oct. 1, 142 new codes take effect, many of them five-digit codes that allow for more specific reporting.


Sep 2006 Issue
ICD-9 Changes: The New Codes Are Here [Feature]

You should start using the updated diagnosis codes Oct. 1.


Jul-Aug 2006 Issue
A Refresher on Medical Necessity [Feature]

Reviewing the rules and examining your coding practices can decrease denials and help you get paid.


Jun 2006 Issue
Improve Your ICD-9 Coding With Voice-Recognition Macros [Feature]

A voice-recognition system can automatically insert the correct ICD-9 codes into your dictated note.


Oct 2005 Issue
Coding Nonsense, NOS [The Last Word]

The absurdity of diagnostic coding can be a source of frustration – and amusement.


Sep 2005 Issue
ICD-9 Changes: It's Time to Tend to Your Superbill [Feature]

You’ve got until Oct. 1 to weed out incorrect codes.


Jun 2005 Issue
Are You Prepared to Defend Your Coding? [Getting Paid]

The authors offer readers an action plan to use in reacting/responding to payers' accusations of incorrect coding.


Sep 2004 Issue
ICD-9 Changes: Update Now or Pay Later [Getting Paid]

Failing to update your ICD-9 codes by the Oct. 1 effective date could cost you.


Oct 2003 Issue
ICD-9 Changes and Other Spooky Things [Getting Paid]

It’s a new bag of tricks this year, but don’t worry. Our updated tools will keep you coding quickly and accurately.


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