Category Archives: ICD-10

Raise a banana to the ICD-10 pioneers

I’ve got a new hobby — collecting ICD-10 codes. Okay, it’s more than a hobby; I’ve gotten a little obsessed with it lately. There have been a lot of complaints about the complexity and number of different codes but I … Continue reading

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Laughter is the best medicine – ICD10 Illustrated

You know those things you didn’t know you need until you see them? I found one today when the Internet directed me to ICD-10 Illustrated. I’m not sure how I’ve been living in the healthcare documentation field without this — … Continue reading

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Will ICD-10 ever be implemented? And if so, when?

Two new bills have recently been introduced to either delay or entirely eliminate the implementation of ICD-10. Congresswoman Diane Black, a Tennessee Republican, introduced a House bill last week calling for an ICD-10 transition period. The gist of the bill, … Continue reading

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Ebola highlights ICD-9 problems

How fortunate are we here in the United States that the Ebola virus has not taken hold? Whether it be due to the response of our healthcare system or blind luck, likely some of both, we have avoided what could … Continue reading

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Future of Meaningful Use is in question

The government seems to have done it yet again. First with ICD-10 and now with Meaningful Use … it’s creating more difficulty and expense for healthcare facilities. On Aug. 29, 2014 the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) and … Continue reading

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