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ICD-10 News

How was Day 1 of ICD-10? Here in PCC land, it was largely uneventful, which is just what we hoped for.  Life is almost always better when you get to say, “That wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be.” Don’t get me wrong, we’re not out of the woods, yet.  First,we didn’t really …

Busy in 2014!

Someday, I hope our grandchildren will look back at 2014 and say, “Oh, remember all of those crazy things people used to do with silly ICD codes?”  My feelings about the impending ICD-10 delay are mixed but lean towards disappointment.  I feel particularly bad for all those practices who paid big bucks to their vendors …

Bungee Blogging!

I’ve been erratic, I know, but that’s life on the road (another broken hard drive!) and at home with two H1N1 kids.  Here’s the latest:  Can’t avoid swine flu issues. Did folks know that to add to all the confusion, it looks like the big clearinghouses weren’t paying attention either. At least three of the …

The AAP Makes Me Proud Today

You don’t have to spend much time with me before you hear me mumble and grumble about certain subjects, one of my favorite being the (lack of) speed at which the AAP moves and how conservative it often is when protecting the needs of its members.  Imagine my pleasant surprise when I learned about their …

ICD-9 Update, ICD-10 Update (+ Interesting Times At School)

First order of business: ICD-9 changes for 2008 go into effect on 10/1 and there’s a doozy in there.  Here’s a copy of a message we’ve sent to PCC clients and I’ve left some of the PCC links in there, because anyone can use them and it’s easy to cut and paste! New Diagnosis Codes …

ICD-10 Is Scheduled for 2011

We’ve been hearing about this bogeyman for years, and CMS has finally made the announcement. From the Coder’s Pink Sheet, we have this summary: The proposed rule for ICD-10, which would replace ICD-9-CM, was released August 15 by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Also on August 15, HHS proposed an updated standard …