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During these early days of ICD-10 payers are accepting codes that aren't quite as specific as they should be. This won't last forever.


Switching from ICD-9 to ICD-10 was predicted to be calamitous, especially for small practices. But, for many, it wasn't.

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Everything seems fine on the surface with ICD-10 thus far, but is there a false sense of security?

Our coding expert discusses coding for medical necessity, TCM/home visits, using modifier 25 with the AWV, and split-bill encounters.

It's all been about successful implementation up to Oct. 1, but soon practices should focus on life after ICD-10 becomes a reality.

The early returns on ICD-10 from payers and a clearinghouse have been positive. Yet, no one is ready to pop the champagne and celebrate quite yet.

Major developments on ICD-10 and meaningful use are just the latest news out of Washington, D.C., affecting physicians and practices.


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