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Leaving out key information in patient documentation can compromise quality and cost you money.
It’s not hard, once you get the hang of it, but the differences from E/M coding can be confusing.
The ICD-9 codes that take effect Oct. 1 will be the last. ICD-10 will be implemented in 2013.
Our previous issue described the requirements and introduced an encounter form for documenting these visits. Now we answer your questions about this newest Medicare benefit.
It's that time again, but this ICD-9 update is almost the last.
The changes take effect October 1.
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.
You’ve got until Oct. 1 to weed out incorrect codes.