February 2011
  Fourth Edition
 
 
The imminent transition to ICD-10 also has brought upon an interesting topic. When should the training start for the staff that works in healthcare revenue cycle management departments. There are diverse opinions with some experts saying training is too early but others say training now would provide and factor in implementation delays as well as cope up with sharp learning curve. We, at ICA, had run an online poll* in middle of December wherein 73% of the poll participants voted for starting the training right now as opposed to 21% for starting training later. ICD-10 Coders Academy is proud to introduce the most affordable online ICD-10 training in association with ICD-10 Connect at a cost-effective price, yet with uncompromising quality. More than 200 professionals have already taken up this e-learning program which not only provides you with required training but also gives unlimited access to online training modules until December 31, 2013 to help you through the implementation schedule.
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ABOUT ICD-10
Challenges
The transition to ICD-10 will affect every segment of the US healthcare industry. From providers to payers, the transition includes the replacement of existing systems to support ICD-10, retraining the entire medical support work force, and incorporating strategies to avoid errors and insure success. The rise in demand for qualified manpower in 2013 for healthcare revenue cycle management industry is going to see a sharp upward trend. For payers and providers, there is going to be tremendous amount of preparation that needs to go in now to be compliant with all ICD-10 deadlines mandated by CMS [...]
ICD-10 CODING
Documentation Issues
As we discussed in our previous edition, the documentation guidelines are going to be very rigorous and only following them would help avoid Denial of Payments from payers. Though every area in the healthcare revenue cycle will be impacted, documentation is of utmost importance. Selection of appropriate code depends upon the documentation.
In this edition of ICD-10 Insight, we are going to discuss more about documentation guidelines for diabetes in ICD-10 environment.
To start with, if the type of diabetes is not documented in the medical record, the default is to code type II - E11.
*not a scientific poll. The results are for information purposes only.
 
In This Edition
Certified ICD-10 AnalystTM
For Medical Coders, Medical Billers, Billing Company Owners, AR Analysts. Excellent opportunity to get ICD-10 Certification and implement ICD-10 in health plans, healthcare facilities, physician offices and in all types of healthcare organizations.
Certified ICD-10 ConsultantTM
For Certified Coders and Billers, EMR Trainers, HIM Directors, HIM Specialists, Software Developer, Healthcare Consultants, CEOs. Excellent opportunity to get certified and stay in forefront of ICD-10 Implementation.
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