Starting on Oct. 1, 2018, you will need to begin using the new codes in the updated 2019 ICD-10-CM/PCS. There were hundreds of new, deleted, and revised codes in the latest update, and the Ob-Gyn specialty wasn’t spared. Many of the changes that will impact More..
Pediatrics coders have a whole host of ICD-10-CM coding changes to learn by October 1, 2018, and you’re probably focusing quite a bit on the 25 new codes describing newborn complications in Chapter 16. But while you’re getting up to speed on those changes, don’t More..
Here comes a plethora of new and revised ICD-10-CM codes for ophthalmology and optometry—from more specific code choices to identify the affected eye and eyelid, to brand-new code sets for rosacea conjunctivitis and “droopy brows.” Make sure you’re ready to use the new codes come More..
Your diagnosis coding for internal medicine will soon change in a few key areas, thanks to the recent release of the 2019 ICD-10-CM codes. Make sure you’re paying special attention to the new, revised, and deleted codes that will have a big impact on your More..
The take-effect date for the 2019 ICD-10-CM – and the impact these medical coding changes will have on your healthcare specialty – is now less than two months away. October 1, 2018 will be here before you know it, and to help you prepare we More..
Ready for more ICD-10-CM updates? Over 500 diagnostic coding changes will take effect on October 1, 2018—with more than 30 specifically focused on obstetrics and gynecology. Significant ob-gyn ICD-10 codes changes cover everything from maternal depression to uterine disorders, notes coding and compliance instructor Lori More..
Get ready for some critical colonoscopies coding changes. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released the proposed 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS), which contains a few significant surprises. Find out if the changes will benefit or harm your reimbursement for gastroenterology More..
In the 2019 ICD-10-CM release, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) unveiled a total of 473 code changes, including 279 brand-new codes. And urology is among the top 10 specialties facing significant diagnostic coding changes for 2019. The scoop: Most of the new More..
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the updated ICD-10-CM codes for 2019 – which will be effective Oct. 1, 2018 – and if you haven’t already guessed, the revisions mostly aim to make the codes more specific. Get ready to take More..
Think fast: How quickly can you memorize more than 100 changes? You’d better have an idea, as that’s what you’ll have to do to keep up with the new general surgery ICD-10-CM codes—which take effect October 1, 2018. With 64 additions, 74 revisions, and 3 More..