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ICD-9-CM Updates Are Now In Effect… Become Familiar With & Use Them To Ensure Efficient Billing And Timely Reimbursement

In Uncategorized on October 12, 2011 at 4:16 pm

It’s that time of year again…  time to implement the ICD-9 coding updates. 

It is critical to your practice’s continuous income-flow that you review the following documents which detail the 2012 ICD-9 coding changes: 

  1. The ICD-9 “conventions” – essentially guidance on the symbols, abbreviatioins, etc…  found in the ICD-9
  2. The Complete 2012 ICD-9-CM Coding Updates & Rationales, which will comprise of documentation tips, an abbreviation/acronym guide, and the complete listing of all changes and rationales
  3. The summary listing of all of the code changes (this is more of a helpful tool – it should not necessarily include any information not otherwsie included in #2, above).

In order to ensure accurate and proper coding and billing, you should review these documents in order to identify any changes/updates made to diagnosis codes used by your practice.  Be sure to note any such changes so that claims can be submitted with minimal errors, or subsequent requests for notes (as is often the case when unspecified codes are utilized).

Please do not hesitate to contact M.E.D.I.C., Inc. should you have specific questions regarding this matter.

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