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By HBS on August 15, 2013
We’ve all heard this request and lately we’re hearing it more and more. The following information is a good response when this request is presented: All policies have a contractual obligation between the Insured (Patient) and the Carrier (Insurance Company) with cost sharing provisions (co-payments, co-insurance, deductibles, etc) outlined. Policy holders agree to terms of [...]
By HBS on August 2, 2013
The final updates to ICD-9-CM codes will take effect on October 1, 2013. These updates will be in effect until the ICD-10 transition takes place on October 1, 2014. You can find the last official ICD-9-CM code titles, both full and abbreviated, posted on the CMS website. http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Coding/ICD9ProviderDiagnosticCodes/codes.html