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Swine Flu Coding and Other Interesting News

Buried, which seems to be my status since August.  Some interesting items:  An official study indicating that the use of an EHR can improve primary care and supports the Medical Home model.  This is something our clients have known for 25 years.  Again, the MGMA tells us that “Medical practice revenues fall.”  At first, I …

Surveys, Admin Fees . . . a Pediatric Potpourri

Every day, I make a little “to do” list next to my mouse pad andabout 1/3 of the time, the word “blog” ends up without a line throughit.  Yesterday was one of those days.  I have ten minutes to make sureit gets a line. Dr. Stoller has been particularly helpful lately as she passes me …

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 …