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November 16, 2015

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 130 million Americans suffer from a chronic illness - Now, Medicare patients with two or more chronic conditions have new care options that are billable under the new CPT code

Studies have already shown that is difficult with the current International Code for Diseases (ICD) 9 used in the medical field in the United States. With the upcoming conversion to a much more complex ICD-10 coding method, the complications and need for correct coding will only increase.

Proper coding is a physician’s lifeblood. Without proper coding, a provider will not receive his or her proper reimbursement for his or her work. But consider a physician’s education. Most doctors are not taught coding, billing, or revenue cycles as an undergraduate, medical student, or resident.

- See more at: http://www.physicianspractice.com/sponsored-resources/icd-10-conversion-coding-confusion-there-solution#sthash.MPnfe8ys.dpuf

Studies have already shown that is difficult with the current International Code for Diseases (ICD) 9 used in the medical field in the United States. With the upcoming conversion to a much more complex ICD-10 coding method, the complications and need for correct coding will only increase.

Proper coding is a physician’s lifeblood. Without proper coding, a provider will not receive his or her proper reimbursement for his or her work. But consider a physician’s education. Most doctors are not taught coding, billing, or revenue cycles as an undergraduate, medical student, or resident.

- See more at: http://www.physicianspractice.com/sponsored-resources/icd-10-conversion-coding-confusion-there-solution#sthash.MPnfe8ys.dpuf

Studies have already shown that is difficult with the current International Code for Diseases (ICD) 9 used in the medical field in the United States. With the upcoming conversion to a much more complex ICD-10 coding method, the complications and need for correct coding will only increase.

Proper coding is a physician’s lifeblood. Without proper coding, a provider will not receive his or her proper reimbursement for his or her work. But consider a physician’s education. Most doctors are not taught coding, billing, or revenue cycles as an undergraduate, medical student, or resident.

- See more at: http://www.physicianspractice.com/sponsored-resources/icd-10-conversion-coding-confusion-there-solution#sthash.MPnfe8ys.dpuf

Studies have already shown that is difficult with the current International Code for Diseases (ICD) 9 used in the medical field in the United States. With the upcoming conversion to a much more complex ICD-10 coding method, the complications and need for correct coding will only increase.

Proper coding is a physician’s lifeblood. Without proper coding, a provider will not receive his or her proper reimbursement for his or her work. But consider a physician’s education. Most doctors are not taught coding, billing, or revenue cycles as an undergraduate, medical student, or resident.

- See more at: http://www.physicianspractice.com/sponsored-resources/icd-10-conversion-coding-confusion-there-solution#sthash.MPnfe8ys.dpuf

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 130 million Americans suffer from a chronic illness. In a 2013 study, the CDC found that one of every three Americans suffers from at least one chronic condition. More than two-thirds (69%) of the Medicare patients in the study suffered from two or more chronic conditions, and a third of all Medicare patients had four or more chronic conditions.


The cost of these illnesses is considerable. The CDC has estimated that about 85% of Federal healthcare dollars are allocated to the treatment of chronic conditions. For just the top seven most prevalent chronic diseases, the estimated cost of treatment is $1.3 trillion.


As the U.S. population ages, the number of chronically ill is anticipated to increase, putting a growing burden on our healthcare system.

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