Monthly Archives: August 2015

CMS announces: We will be flexible with ICD-10

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After years of heated debate and frustration between the medical community and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the 35-year old diagnoses codes doctors once used to bill for patient care under the CMS system are going by the wayside. Starting October 1, 2015, providers across the U.S. will replace ICD-9 with ICD-10—a coding set that includes 68,000 new medical diagnoses codes and a significant amount of trepidation for providers.

But there may be hope ahead. In a statement released in early July, CMS made the announcement that while all providers must use the new ICD-10 codes starting Oct.1, the group will make some concessions to help providers ease into the system more smoothly. These include:

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1st Providers Choice Attending 2015 Annual Pain Management Conference

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The American Academy of Pain Management (the Academy) is meeting in National Harbor, MD this year for the 26th Annual Clinical Meeting. The conference will take place from September 17-20 and will play host to medical professionals, Pain Management EMR software vendors, and other businesses providing products and services for the pain management industry.

During the four-day meeting, physical medicine specialists, pain doctors, physical therapists, chiropractors and other pain management specialists will have the opportunity to attend presentations by top experts in the field of integrative pain management.

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