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“Finally Friday!” Major Coding Changes in 2017 – Part 2

FRIDAY January 20, 2017: “Major Coding Changes in 2017” Part Deux or Election 2016 fell FAR SHORT of a warm-up. Get for the Handouts Sponsored by The Health Law Partners and ZirMed THIS WEEK, we return with PART TWO of a review of the … Continue reading

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“Finally Friday!” Major Coding Changes in 2017

FRIDAY January 13, 2017: “Major Coding Changes in 2017” or Election 2016 was just a warm-up. Get the Handouts Sponsored by The Health Law Partners and ZirMed THIS WEEK, we return with our first show of 2017, a review of … Continue reading

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Changes to the Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting 2017

Were We Asleep at the Wheel? Yesterday was certainly like any other, in the world of healthcare coding, clinical documentation improvement (CDI) and appeals. The work is intriguing, interesting, and certainly a learning experience every day. The only thing that … Continue reading

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Via: Resolving Conflict in the CDI-Coding Professional Relationship

As with any partnership in life, such as the couple building the house, the relationship between the clinical documentation improvement (CDI) specialist and the coding professional is crucial to the success of a CDI program. Each specialty brings essential knowledge … Continue reading

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Via: Prepare for Thousands of ICD-10 Code Changes

Despite a chilly reception, ICD-10 was successfully implemented on October 1, 2015. Now it’s time to heat things up. At the ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee meeting, March 9-10, 2016, stakeholders proposed 1,900 code changes to ICD-10-CM and several last-minute … Continue reading

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