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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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Advize Health Online CPC Training Course

Self Directed/Online 6 Weeks – Our Self-Directed online course is open for 4 months after you begin. Experience the independence of self-study with the security of instructor assistance.  Instructor is available via email and student may schedule 1 hour with the instructor each week to discuss issues/practice test questions for 5 weeks.  Instructor will follow…

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‘Tis the Season…For Proper Coding

We’ve all seen cute memes on Facebook as we scroll through our timeline; “Bitten by A Vampire? There’s a code for that!” ICD-10 S10.87XA. “Overdose on turkey? There’s a code for that!” ICD-10 E70.5 or R63.2. “Grandma got run over by a reindeer? There’s a code for that, too!” ICD-10 V06.00XA. The list goes on…

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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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The Dangers of Vitamin D Deficiency

Vitamin D deficiency (ICD-10 CM Diagnosis Code E55.9) is an overlooked diagnosis for a number of alarming symptoms and afflictions.  Depression, fatigue, anxiety, kidney disease, weakened immune system, and even psoriasis have been known to manifest as a result of vitamin D deficiency.  Vitamin D is classified as fat-soluble secosteroids that enhance the absorption of several…

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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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