There have been a lot of questions regarding the changeover from the old ICD 9 Codes to the new ICD 10 Codes. When will it take place? Why are they making the change? Will it be more complicated? Does everyone have to take part in the change? Does it affect every disease? Will CRPS Get new Disease Codes?
If you visit the following website you will get answers to most of those questions. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has put together anFAQ page. There is one change to this FAQ page however. The implementation date has been moved to October 2014 " HHS said the extra time would allow healthcare organizations—small organizations in particular—adequate time to get ready for the changeover." Read more here.
ICD-10 FAQ Page - AAPC was founded in 1988 to provide education and professional certification to physician-based medical coders and to elevate the standards of medical coding by providing student training, certification, ongoing education, networking, and job opportunities.