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How ICD-10 Impacts Chiropractic Coding

How ICD-10 Impacts Chiropractic Coding

With massive expansion in the number of medical codes, ICD-10 provides chiropractors with more specific codes to report diagnosis more clearly and thereby reduce claim denials. It is estimated that ICD-10 transition affected 200 codes commonly used by chiropractors. Now, chiropractic medical coding requires a diagnosis hierarchy – first neurological, then structural, functional and finally […]

ICD-10 Coding for Cervical Disc Disorders and Displacements

Cervical disc disorders and displacements are the other common conditions treated at orthopedic practices apart from fractures and injuries. With the implementation of ICD-10, practices require more specific data to report cervical disorders and displacements and ensure accurate orthopedics medical coding to receive timely reimbursement. There are specific codes for disorders depending upon the various […]

Vertebral Fracture Coding in ICD-10-CM

As per the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), fractures that result from osteoporosis occur most often in the spine. They are almost twice as common as other osteoporosis related fractures that occur in broken hips and wrists. It is estimated that vertebral fractures occur in around 700,000 patients every year. In this way, vertebral […]

How OSI Assisted a Healthcare Company in Managing Its Insurance Verification

How OSI Assisted a Healthcare Company in Managing Its Insurance Verification

Accurate eligibility and insurance verification is a very important process when it comes to the claims denial management program in a healthcare office. Insurance eligibility verification service is a value-added service Outsource Strategies International (OSI) offers its clients with optimal results. An experienced medical billing outsourcing company in the U.S., OSI serves all medical specialties […]

ICD-10 has Codes for Reporting Casualties that Occur at Sea and Other Water Bodies

ICD-10 has Codes for Reporting Casualties that Occur at Sea and Other Water Bodies

There are around 68,000 billing codes under the ICD-10 medical coding system compared to 13,000 codes under ICD-9. This massive expansion of diagnostic codes is intended to smooth billing processes and reduce the cost for the healthcare delivery system. However, the hyper-specific ICD-10 codes now help providers report very unusual medical injuries such as those […]