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Colleen Shino

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The evolution of CPT® code conventions

  • Thursday, 22 March 2018 17:54
In 1970, the (AMA) American Medical Association (AMA) implemented a five-digit code structure (00100-99607) for its Current Procedural Terminology (CPT). However, the codes are not meaningless, random numbers; each section and subsection of CPT are restricted to a subset of the codes, and “grouped” or related appropriately. The nuances of these groupings and…

The Challenges of Mapping CPT® to ICD-10-PCS

  • Wednesday, 10 January 2018 10:27
Many organizations map between different US procedure coding systems (CPT®, ICD-9-CM, ICD-10-PCS) for multiple use cases.

What’s new for the 2018 ICD-10-CM

  • Wednesday, 04 October 2017 14:13
The fiscal year 2018 edition (effective October 1st, 2017) has fewer changes than the previous year’s update, but the revisions are useful and highly anticipated. Here are the highlights:

Many ‘Flavors’ of ICD

  • Wednesday, 05 July 2017 13:01
The acronym of ‘ICD’ means ‘International Classification of Diseases’ of the World Health Organization (WHO).

What’s new for the 2017 ICD-10-CM

  • Thursday, 08 September 2016 17:41
ICD-10-CM replaced ICD-9-CM in the U.S. on October 1st, 2015 (fiscal year 2016). Due to the three-year freeze on routine updates and the one-year delay in switching over, the upcoming fiscal year 2017 edition (effective October 1st, 2016) added 1,973 new codes. Here are some highlights: