Free Training Course on ICD-10 Diagnosis Codes

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) offers a free web-based training (WBT) course on “Diagnosis Coding: Using the ICD-10-CM.” It includes ICD-10 implementation guidance, information on the new ICD-10-CM classification system and coding examples. By the end of the training, CMS indicated participants should be able to: Recognize the ICD-10-CM/PCS implementation date; Identify […]

CMS Denies 10% of ICD-10 Claims

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced it rejected 10.1% of Medicare fee-for-service claims submitted October 1-27, 2015, with the new ICD-10 codes. On October 1, 2015, health systems transitioned to ICD-10. Between October 1-27, CMS processed 4.6 million claims per day, a similar figure as compared to its historical baseline. It […]

Chiropractors: Check Out These ICD-10 Myths and Facts

The American Chiropractic Association has published a new infographic focused in ICD-10 myths. The infographic, which can be viewed by clicking here, shares several myths, including: Doctors should not waste time on ICD-10 implementation. A bill, if passed, would allow for a transition period of “dual reporting,” allowing organizations to bill both ICD-9 and ICD-10 […]

ICD-10 Allergy and Immunology Coding Resources

The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) offers a robust collection of information and resources to designed to help practicing allergists/immunologists properly follow ICD-10 rules. As the AAAAI notes, if your practice performs allergy billing and coding, the conversion from ICD-9 to ICD-10 was rather seamless for some diagnoses but more complicated for […]

13 ICD-10 Facts and Myths – ICD-10 Information

The compliance date for implementation of ICD-10 is approaching fast. On October 1, 2015, ICD-10 will replace ICD-9 for all Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)-covered entities. Here are 13 myths and misconceptions — and the facts — about the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition, Clinical Modification/Procedure Coding System (ICD-10-CM/PCS), according to the […]