ICD-10 is Alive and Well, and Just Dodged the Biggest Bullet to Date

ICD-10 is Alive and Well, and Just Dodged the Biggest Bullet to Date

Saturday night, in a rare weekend session, the so-called “Cromnibus” federal funding bill, “HR 83 – Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015” passed the US Senate without any amendments delaying ICD-10, after passing the House of Representatives late in the evening on Thursday, December 11. Selected physician groups had attempted to insert a two-year…

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Holiday Pastime Gone Awry…

S68.011A — Complete traumatic amputation of right thumb W01.118A — Fall with striking against sharp blade V00.211A — Fall from ice-skates Y92.330 — Ice skating rink as place of occurrence 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…

Meaningful Use to End in 2016 Per CMS

Important CMS Updates — Provider Enrollment Application Fee Amount for CY 2015

Provider Enrollment Application Fee Amount for CY 2015 On December 2, CMS issued a notice: Provider Enrollment Application Fee Amount for Calendar Year 2015 CMS-6056-N, effective January 1, 2015. This notice announces a $553.00 CY 2015 application fee for institutional providers that are initially enrolling in the Medicare or Medicaid program or the Children’s Health…

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Have You Been Protecting Yourself From Those Rays…

C43.31 — Malignant melanoma of nose C43.11 — Malignant melanoma of right eyelid, including canthus C43.22 — Malignant melanoma of left ear and external auricular canal C43.52 — Malignant melanoma of skin of breast In preparation for the upcoming deadline for ICD-10 implementation, RT Welter presents weekly ICD-10 Codes of the Week! Our goal is…

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Can You Hear That Diagnosis…

R29.4 — Clicking hip H93.12 — Objective tinnitus, left ear R01.0 — Benign and innocent cardiac murmurs R19.12 — Hyperactive bowel sounds 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…