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Want to know a statistic that really blew our minds?

A study of the scrubs we did over the last six months reveals that on average each scrub saves between $3 and $5. Yeah, that blew our minds, too. How did we arrive at that conclusion?  Glad you asked: We started with the industry's generally accepted figure that on average, fixing a denial costs $45. That includes the time to find the documentation (the patient's chart, the superbill, etc.), the time on the phone with the insurance company, and, of course, entering the corrected information or writing an appeal. You get the picture. Then we looked at how many claims...

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The headache free guide to converting an ICD-9 code to ICD-10

Using our ICD-9 to ICD-10 conversion tool, enter the ICD-9 code in the text box and click on the "Translate this code" button.    

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The free guide to converting an ICD-9 code to ICD-10

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid have posted a guide for converting back and forth between ICD-9 and ICD-10. You can find the guide You can find the guide by clicking here.  Look for the zip file labelled "2015 General Equivalence Mappings (GEMs) – Diagnosis Codes and Guide." This zip file contains full instructions for doing a mapping from ICD-9 to ICD-10 in the file labelled Dxgem_guide_2015.pdf. If this 21 page document seems intimidating, you should know that you only need to read the first 18 pages. If that's still too intimidating, be sure to read our next blog post.

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New freebie: Easy LCD search

If you've ever had to deal with the CMS's LCD search, you'll really appreciate this free service. Enter a procedure code (CPT or HCPCS) and voila, a list of all LCD's that mention that procedure, organized by locality. Click on one to read the full text of the LCD. Have the LCD number? Same deal. Try it, it's free! Buy Free LCD and NCD lookup

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