Thursday, October 29, 2015

Updated "Ask a Coder" questions on HCC University!

We've added 9 new questions, most about ICD-10, to the Ask a Coder section on  In addition, most of the older questions have been updated to include ICD-10 information.

On the Full Encounter Data/ICD-10 page, we've added an updated CMS Encounter Data Processing System (EDPS) Newsletter, which reminds physicians and DME suppliers that ICD-9 and ICD-10 cannot be billed on the same claim/encounter.  If there are services both prior to and on or after 10-1-15, you must split them and put them on separate claims.

For hospitals, the discharge date determines which coding system applies to the whole claim.  So, if a patient is admitted on 9-20-15, and discharged on 10-1-15, all services will be billed under the ICD-10 coding system.

Finally, remember you can ask risk adjustment related coding questions by submitting an email to

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