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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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AMA Announces CPT update for COVID-19 boosters adapted to omicron

From AMA CHICAGO — The American Medical Association (AMA) today announced an editorial update to Current Procedural Terminology (CPT)®, the nation’s leading medical terminology code set for describing health care procedures and services, that includes eight new codes for the bivalent COVID-19 vaccine booster doses from Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech. The updated boosters are adapted for the…

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AMA Announces CPT Update for Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate

From For the Record The American Medical Association (AMA) recently announced an editorial update to CPT, the nation’s leading medical terminology code set for describing health care procedures and services, that includes new product and administration codes assigned to the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for children 6 months through 5 years old. The provisional CPT codes are…

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Internal Audits Help Combat Payer Risk

By Dawn Crump, MA, CHC, SSBB for For the Record Wonder Woman has a golden lasso. Captain America has an impenetrable shield. Thor has a lightning hammer. Just as these magical tools bolster superheroes’ defenses, insights gleaned from internal audits are your organization’s superpower to prevent revenue recoupment and drive down risk. Audits identify revenue…

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