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More ICD9 Madness

I did, indeed, have a request for a different analysis of the ICD9 data I posted yesterday.  My thought was to group all of the ICD9s by their major groupings to get a more complete sense of the primary drivers of pediatric visits.  My results below. ICD Group ICD9 Description % of Total Running % …

2011 Immunization Product Table

Updated 05/07/12 With the help of extra sets of eyes at the Verden Group and the extra-smart people at the AAP, I present to you three versions of the 2011 Immunization Product Table (someone give me a better name). This differs from previous versions I’ve done in a couple ways: Well, duh, it’s updated for …

Pediatric Diagnosis Code Distribution

I was looking at the way some of our clients use different encounter forms for different types of visits and was wondering about the best ratio of space in the design for diagnoses vs. procedures – should an encounter form be mostly filled with procedure codes or ICD-9 codes?  Or should it be 50/50? I …

Cool ICD-9 Search Tool

Many thanks to Siousxe for sending me this awesome ICD-9 lookup tool that even works well with an iphone.  There are some other ICD-9 tools on-line and I’m such a nerd that I do it by hand, but this is well conceived and delivered.If only the AMA would actually help it’s members by doing the same thing …

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 …

Prepare for ICD-9 2010

PCC has opened our 2010 ICD-9 prep course for pediatrics to the public. Prepare Your Practice for 2010 ICD-9 Changes Prepare your practice for the 2010 ICD-9 changes by attending this special pediatric coding weblab on Thursday, September 24 from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. ET. Jan Blanchard, PCC’s Certified Professional Coder (CPC), will highlight and …

ICD-9 For 2010 and Pediatric Shortage Myth?

Today’s first important alert comes from Siouxsie, who was kind enough to forward the official list of ICD-9 changes for 2010.  Pediatric offices should read them carefully, as there are some doozies in there.  New codes for Colic, Irritability, Impulsiveness, and Nervousness — sounds like me while coaching farm league.  There’s a fascinating set of …

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 …