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ICD-10: Minimizing the Financial Hit

With the go-live date rapidly approaching, hospitals and health systems need to make ICD-10 a priority if they want to avoid costly surprises and setbacks. This article appears in the December issue of HealthLeaders magazine. Despite the continued objections of some healthcare industry groups, all indications are that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services…

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It's Flu Season

J09.X1 — Avian Influenza with pneumonia J09.X1 — Swine influenza with other respiratory manifestations J09.X3 — Influenza A with gastrointestinal manifestations In preparation for the upcoming deadline for ICD-10 implementation, RT Welter presents weekly ICD-10 Codes of the Week! Our goal is to familiarize you with the new and expanded code set and the additional…

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Playoff Season Is Here!

S83.511A — Sprain of anterior cruciate ligament of right knee, initial encounter Y93.61 — Activity, American tackle football Y92.321 — Football field as the place of occurrence of the external cause In preparation for the upcoming deadline for ICD-10 implementation, RT Welter presents weekly ICD-10 Codes of the Week! Our goal is to familiarize you…

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FREE ICD-10 Seminar and Coffee Klatch

The compliance date for ICD-10 implementation stands firm at October 1, 2014.  ICD-10 will bring monumental changes to all physician practices and hospitals, and they face a significant financial impact; including claims denials, cash flow issues, and decreased productivity, if not adequately prepared for the ICD-10 transition. RT Welter and Associates is hosting two “Coffee…

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Brrrrrrr, it’s cold outside!

T33.831A — Superficial frostbite of right toe(s), initial encounter

X31.XXXA — Exposure to excessive natural cold, initial encounter

Y93.H1 — Activity, digging, shoveling and raking

Y92.014 — Private driveway to single-family (private) house as the place of occurrence of the external cause