Computer Assisted Coding

CDC Releases New Diagnosis Codes for 2023 With a Focus on SDOH

By Amanda Norris for Health Leaders The CDC just released upcoming changes to both the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code set and the official coding guidelines. The new changes include 42 diagnosis code additions, seven deletions, and one code revision. All changes will go into effect April 1, which should give revenue cycle leaders time to train staff and…

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Revenue Cycle Management is Top Software Investment Priority for Providers

By Jay Asser for Health Leaders Coming off the heels of the COVID-19 pandemic, providers are doubling down on software investments and prioritizing revenue cycle management to alleviate macroeconomic challenges, according to a report from Bain & Company and KLAS. The research finds that 45% of providers accelerated software investment over the past year, with 10% pulling…

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HIM Challenges: The Future Looks Bright for Coders

By Angela Lima, BS, CCS, CDIP, CIC, COC for For the Record Libman Education’s survey found that 87% of respondents plan to increase their coding expertise. As you read this article, you’re probably sitting in your home office, drinking your third (or fourth) cup of coffee, and perhaps even wearing your favorite pair of slippers. That’s…

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CMS unveils billing codes for J&J, Moderna COVID-19 booster doses

Alia Paavola for Becker’s Hospital Review CMS unveiled Medicare Part B billing codes and payment allowances for administering booster doses of the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine for COVID-19. The FDA authorized booster doses for eligible adults Oct. 20 and unveiled the codes two days later. The doses must be available without cost sharing for Medicare,…

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