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ICD-10 Resource FAQs

Resource FAQs Q: I have an EHR, won’t it code for me? Electronic Health Records (EHRs) are valuable tools in the transition to ICD-10. Your system should have the codes available for you and may even help you select a code a particular situation. However, it is still important to understand the guidelines and structure […]

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ICD-10 General FAQs

General FAQs Q: Why are we moving to ICD-10? ICD-10 is a more advanced and robust coding set than ICD-9. This allows for complex and detailed reporting that better meets the needs of the health care industry today. The move to ICD-10 will increase the level of specificity available for research, public health, and other […]

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Have you done these 10 things to prepare for ICD-10?

As the October 1, 2015 transition deadline approaches, take a moment to rate your preparation progress in the 10 categories below. David Letterman may have retired but the Top 10 lives on. Make this Top 10 your number one priority. Use this scale to rate your completeness for each item. Completely Finished………………………….100% Almost Finished………………………………….75% About […]

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ICD-10 Emergency Medicine Concept Reminder: Location!

To capture the best clinical diagnosis, providers must document the following aspects of Location: Be very specific as to the anatomic locations Finger: Phalanges, phalanxes (Proximal, middle and distal phalanx) Toe: Individual toes and specific joints Hand: Carpal, metacarpals, trapezium, trapezoid etc. Foot: Tarsal, metatarsals, joints, intertarsal etc. The documentation of laterality is key to […]

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