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Get Ready for ICD-10

Now is the time to start planning for the ICD-10 medical coding transition. In this webinar, recorded on October 15, 2013, Betty Hovey of AAPC explains the coming changes in medical coding and how your medical practice can start getting everyone prepared starting today.

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The ICD-10 transition will continue into the next year for practices. Here are some tips you’ll need to take in 2016.

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With a dearth of coders thanks to the ICD-10 transition, some practices find that training current staff is the best way to get good coders.

How to institute vaccine administration codes for patients who are older than 19 years of age. Also, guidance on follow-up codes in electronic billing.

Coding for TCM services should include global periods; dates of service; and correct documentation.

TCM helps patients transition from the hospital to the community. Many physicians, however, miss deserved reimbursement because they lack documentation.

Patients can understand so little about their health plan that the billing department is automatically blamed when something goes wrong.

What state allows for almost 50 percent patient responsibility? Also, which services have the highest percentage of patient responsibility?

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