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    Posted on 26 Sep, 2018
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    We’re back with Part 3 in our series on ICD-10-CM code changes, which are fast approaching implementation date. If you missed our earlier posts, be sure to read Part 1 and Part 2 to get the jumpstart you need to keep your claims on track   Read more..
    Posted on 24 Sep, 2018
    Gear Up for 2019 ICD-10-CM Code Changes – Part 3
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    If you’re just joining our overview of ICD-10-CM code changes for 2019, you might want to back up and start at the beginning of this series. In Part 1, we address code changes that will primarily affect cardiology and emergency medicine, but these changes are   Read more..
    Posted on 18 Sep, 2018
    Gear Up for 2019 ICD-10-CM Code Changes—Part 2
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    Posted on 13 Sep, 2018
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    Tips: Keep proper documentation, adopt changes, train, retrain, and audit. If your practice is plugging along successfully, but your revenue is still in a slump, take a look at your coding situation. Improper coding, inexperienced coders, and the lack of updated training and resources are likely   Read more..
    Posted on 6 Sep, 2018
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    Posted on 13 Apr, 2018
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