August 18, 2015 – The AAPC (American Academy for Professional Coders) will require all those with a certified professional coder (CPC) credential to pass an ICD-10 proficiency exam to keep their certification by October 1, 2015.
The Miller Vein billing team successfully implemented the code set in the practice, tested with the carriers and are ready for the switch to ICD-10.
ICD-10 is the 10th revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD), a medical classification list by the World Health Organization (WHO). It contains codes for diseases, signs and symptoms, abnormal findings, complaints, social circumstances, and external causes of injury or diseases. ICD-10-CM will replace International Classification of Diseases, 9th Edition, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) diagnosis codes in all health care settings for diagnosis reporting with dates of service, or dates of discharge for inpatients, that occur on or
after October 1, 2015.
The AAPC requires all those with a CPC credential (Certified Professional Coder) to take an ICD-10 proficiency exam to keep their certification. Miller Vein’s billers, Carrie Fillar, CPC and Sharon Tierney, CPC have both passed the exam and obtained their ICD-10 certification.