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ICD-10 — CMS-1500 Claim Form Update

The U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) announced on Thursday that Medicare will begin accepting a revised CMS-1500 form (version 02/12)  on January 6, 2014. Embedded in this is a requirement for some healthcare IT vendors to start supporting a component of the International Classification of Diseases version 10 (ICD-10)…

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It’s Football Season!!

S93.411A – Sprain of calcaneofibular ligament of right ankle, initial encounter.
W03.XXXA – Other fall on same level due to collision with another person, initial encounter.
Y93.61 – Activity, American tackle football.

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Labor Day Weekend BBQ

T20.16XA – Burn of first degree of forehead and cheek, initial encounter X03.0XXA – Exposure to flames in controlled fire, not in building or structure, initial encounter Y93.G2 – Activity, grilling and smoking food Y92.017 – Garden or yard in single-family (private) house as the place of occurrence of the external cause. In preparation for…

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Global Payments – OWNED by the Surgeon!

Under the current fee-for-service (FFS) payment system, specialists developed practice styles and business models that flourished by maximizing the delivery of highly reimbursed services. Specialists today, however, are likely to be concerned about forthcoming global payment models that are designed to reduce the inexorable increase in health care expenditures by promoting high-value services, eliminating low-value…

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Old MacDonald Had A Farm

S61.452A — Open bite of left hand, initial encounter. W55.21XA — Bitten by cow, initial encounter. Y93.K2 — Activity, milking an animal. Y92.73 — Farm 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…

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