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It’s Halloween, Don’t Let A Black Cat Cross Your Path!

S81.851A — Open bite, right lower leg, initial encounter W51.01XA — Bitten by cat, initial encounter Y93.89 — Activity, other specified — trick-or-treating Y92.480 — Sidewalk 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…


What’s In Your Wallet?

The ACA, declining and slow reimbursement, billing and coding challenges including the ICD-10 transition, ongoing changes in the healthcare landscape, new payment methodologies, etc. are all obstacles (and in some cases, opportunities!) that EVERY physician and healthcare organization is facing. Advanced Medical Revenue Specialists (AMRS) is your complete Revenue Management Service and a leading provider…


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.