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Preparing for Next Swimsuit Season

S02.2XXA – Fracture of nasal bones, initial encounter for closed fracture W18.39XA – Other fall on same level, initial encounter Y93.B2 – Activity, push-ups, pull-ups, sit-ups Y92.39 – Other specified sports and athletic area as the place of occurrence of the external cause Y99.8 – Other external cause status In preparation for the upcoming deadline…


Nobody Likes Moving

S92.411A — Displaced fracture of proximal phalanx of right great toe, initial encounter for closed fracture

W20.8XXA — Other cause of strike by thrown, projected or falling object, initial encounter


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)…


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.


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…


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…