We’ve made it to the ICD-10 go-live date, and if you didn't quite get through the massive amount of prep work required, you’re certainly not alone. But, time is of the essence. So, download this handy-dandy checklist and start knocking out your most crucial left-to-dos. Before you know it, you’ll have made it to the bottom of your list—and your clinic will be in tip-top ICD-10 shape.

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  • The Case for Coders Image

    articleFeb 23, 2015 | 3 min. read

    The Case for Coders

    As the ICD-10 saga unfolds, providers and other stakeholders inevitably will find that the new codes are far more specific than ICD-9 . And because of that specificity, simple mistakes could lead to reimbursement delays and claim denials. To get ahead of the game and prevent denials, you’ll need some type of quality control to keep those tiny—but potentially costly—errors from occurring. One way to do that? Hire an outside expert: an ICD-10-trained medical coder. Decoding Coders …

  • ICD-10: Fact or Fiction Image

    articleApr 3, 2014 | 5 min. read

    ICD-10: Fact or Fiction

    As with any major change, the rumor mill churns at a mighty pace. With all the hearsay, telephone games, and disbursement of misinformation, it’s easy for the myths to swallow the truth. No worries, though; we’re here to sort the fact from the fiction. Fiction: Coders will spend an overwhelming amount of time dealing with external cause codes. Fact: From being struck by an orca to getting injured while crocheting, Chapter 20 of the ICD-10-CM Manual , …

  • Auld Lang Ouch! 10 ICD-10 Codes to Ring in the New Year Image

    articleDec 28, 2015 | 5 min. read

    Auld Lang Ouch! 10 ICD-10 Codes to Ring in the New Year

    Put on your party pants, people; it’s New Year’s Eve (well, nearly). This is a super-fun holiday, but don’t get overzealous with your carousing ways, because trust me—the results can be disastrous. To illustrate my point, here are ten ways to ruin your plans, as told by ICD-10. Bottoms Up 1. F10.10, Alcohol abuse, uncomplicated You’re in a deep, committed relationship—and like the code suggests, it’s not complicated at all. You love champagne. Like, sooooo much. You …

  • ICD-10 Bootcamp: Coding Exercises for PTs, OTs, and SLPs Image

    webinarJul 30, 2015

    ICD-10 Bootcamp: Coding Exercises for PTs, OTs, and SLPs

    As the old saying goes, “Practice makes perfect.” But with the transition to ICD-10 kicking off in a little more than a month, there’s not a whole lot of practice time left. Before you know it, you’ll be taking the field for game time—and this is one game where you definitely can’t rely on talent alone. Looking for a way to get you and your staff members in ICD-10-coding shape—fast? Consider this your ICD-10 boot camp. In …

  • articleOct 16, 2013 | 4 min. read

    5 Things to Consider When Creating Your ICD-10 Contingency Plan

    Note: Congress has passed legislation to delay ICD-10 implementation until October 1, 2015.  Read the full story here . According to health IT company Inergex : “Nobody really knows what will happen on October 1, 2014, when the entire nation is scheduled to switch over to the ICD-10 CM and PCS code sets .” Not to leave you shaking in your boots, but that’s pretty much correct—no one knows what the state of health care is going …

  • Data—Do It; Do It Now: Key Takeaways from Ascend 2015 Image

    articleSep 22, 2015 | 5 min. read

    Data—Do It; Do It Now: Key Takeaways from Ascend 2015

    Ben Franklin once said that “diligence is the mother of good luck.” That may have worked in the days of our founding fathers, but today, in our vastly more complicated world, diligence doesn’t quite cut it. One thing that can certainly up the good-fortune factor, though? Data. In yesterday’s Ascend 2015 recap post , I explained why data is inherently linked to the future of rehab therapy. Specifically, I detailed how many speakers at this past weekend’s …

  • Have You Considered These 3 ICD-10 To-Dos? Image

    articleFeb 3, 2015 | 5 min. read

    Have You Considered These 3 ICD-10 To-Dos?

    “How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.” That’s how the age-old adage goes, but aside from it being a totally messed-up saying—why are we eating elephants?—it also falls totally flat in my book. When we talk about eating an elephant, it implies that we’re devouring something. In reality, though, with any significant or substantial endeavor, we’re actually trying to triumph. And I’m not sure if anyone would count gorging on a pachyderm as …

  • It’s an ICD-10 Thanksgiving Image

    articleNov 18, 2015 | 3 min. read

    It’s an ICD-10 Thanksgiving

    Ah, Thanksgiving: that wonderful day of the year when loved ones gather together to give thanks for the #blessings in their lives. But the day doesn’t always go according to plan; thankfully, ICD-10 is here to help us code for holiday havoc: Y93.61, Activity, American tackle football A friendly game in the backyard to kick off the holiday? Not so much—at least not when you’re dealing with Z63.1, Problems in relationship with the in-laws. Your brother-in-law tackles …

  • The Physical Therapist’s Crunch-Time Guide to ICD-10 Image

    downloadJun 24, 2015

    The Physical Therapist’s Crunch-Time Guide to ICD-10

    ICD-10 went into effect on October 1, 2015, and if your practice went into the transition unprepared, you could suffer reduced payments—or worse, flat-out denials. It’s never too late to get up-to-speed with the Physical Therapist’s Crunch-Time Guide to ICD-10. Enter your email address below to download it.

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