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ICD-11 Scheduled to be Finalized by 2018

Just when you thought it was safe, the World Health Organization has announced that the International Classification of Diseases is undergoing the 11th round of revisions. ICD-11 is scheduled to be finalized for presentation to the World Health Assembly by 2018, and is intended to be even more comprehensive than ICD-10. It’s understood than the…

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Through the Smoke: Coding for Tobacco Cessation Counseling

Since the 2014 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), physicians can be reimbursed for the preventative services of tobacco use screening and cessation counseling. It is a well-known fact that smoking has negative effects on your healthy,but did you know that if you require surgery while maintaining your smoking habit, that the risk of…

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ICD-10 Codes That Will Haunt You

For a long time, ICD-10 was regarded as a nightmare for healthcare providers and their billing teams. The healthcare industry “woke up” and eventually embraced the reality of ICD-10, only to be faced with another monster; MACRA. This Halloween, we’re taking it back to more simple times and exploring the spookiest ICD-10 codes you’ll ever…

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Meet PAM, the Amoeba in Your Backyard

The Florida Health Department has been busy this summer, with this year’s fourth reported case of primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM) striking an undisclosed patient. PAM is an infection caused by a parasitic amoeba known as Naegleria fowleri, a parasite that thrives in warm freshwater environments. Florida, known for its subtropical climate and wetland ecosystem, has…

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10 ICD-10 Codes Guaranteed To Make You Laugh

Last month, Advize Health was a contributor in HIMSS Biz Edge Monthly Newsletter for the second time this year. Our article, ICD-10: How Far We’ve Come focused on the progress the healthcare industry has made in adjusting to ICD-10 implementation, and identifies the trends that we’ve observed. On October 1, 2016 ICD-10 is schedule to…

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Zika Virus – More Than A Mosquito Sized Threat

The mosquito-borne disease known as Zika Virus has been dominating headlines across the world for several months, with doctors warning high risk populations of the symptoms and signs of the disease. The initial consensus was that while the severe symptoms are terrifying and problematic, death is a distant concern. This tune quickly changed last week,…

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Top 10 ICD-10 Codes

Although the transition to ICD-10 has been difficult, due to the large amount of codes that have been added with the implementation, coders are beginning to see how beneficial this transition will be in the future. Now that ICD-10 has officially been implemented for 10 business days, our Advize Health coders and friends of Advize…

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Advize Health ICD-10 Tip Sheet

ICD-10 is officially here and Advize Health has provided you with the top 10 ICD-10 tips when going through this transition! Be sure to keep these tips in mind when facing this implementation and learning to transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10. Download PDF

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Why Are Medical Professionals Panicking?

This is an actual experience from one of our Advize Health employees. This morning I went to the doctor’s office and the entire mood of the office was different. The staff including the nurses, doctors, and PA’s was panicking and many of them appeared to be upset. Why is this?  It is October 2, 2015,…

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Are you Ready for the Shift to ICD-10?

On July 31st, 2014, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a rule finalizing Oct.1, 2015 as the new compliance date for health care providers, health plans, and health care clearinghouses to transition to ICD-10, the tenth revision of the international Classification of Disease. ICD-10 will provide an enhancement platform for physician…

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