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Slowly but surely, the federal government is making its way toward the cessation of the ICD-9-CM coding system and the implementation of the new ICD-10-CM coding system. Although still two years away from implementation, the wheels of a change this big are moving, and, like all providers, laboratories need to…
(April 19, 2011)---The company that introduced the nation’s first website to help providers grapple with the federal government’s Recovery Audit Contractor program (www.RACmonitor.com) today launched ICD-10monitor.com.The site, www.icd10monitor.com, was simultaneously launched with the inaugural edition of its bi-monthly e-newsletter, “ICD10monitor E-news.” The International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification…
ED. NOTE: ICD-10 is the most significant coding change many of our healthcare organizations and providers will experience. Preparing for it will require different approaches for each. A series of upcoming articles by Rose Dunn will address how these two entities should prepare for ICD-10.
It’s really too early to begin memorizing the new codes in ICD-10-CM.  After all, you will not begin using them until late 2013.  These new codes will be used beginning with date of service 10/1/2013 (or date of discharge 10/1/2013 for in-patient coding).  However, you can begin now becoming familiar…
ICD-10-CM is coming! Effective Oct. 1, 2013, the United States finally will join most of the world in using this classification system.  However, we will be using a special version known as ICD-10-CM (clinical modification) designed specifically for use in the U.S. healthcare system. These codes will be used for…