My CPC Story

I began my career working for a small-town family practitioner.  He was rebuilding his private practice after spending many years working in a trauma center.  Initially, I was his only employee and responsible for many aspects of the practice – running the front desk, rooming patients and assisting with procedures.  As his practice grew and... Continue Reading →

There’s a Code for That!

With the implementation of ICD-10 in October 2015, the number of potential diagnosis codes expanded from 13,000 to 68,000.  One category of codes that received an extensive overhaul was the external cause codes.  These codes are most often used in conjunction with codes from Chapter 19 of the ICD-10 code book: Injury, Poisoning and Certain... Continue Reading →

Welcome to Code Words

  Welcome to Code Words. I’m Cindy Jones, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, a Coding Specialist here at Health Integrity. Each month I’ll be bringing you my thoughts on aspects of medical coding ranging from consumer basics to nitty-gritty CPC certification knowledge.  We’ll cover ICD-10 guidelines, fraudulent billing, new procedure codes, and a lot more. All of our... Continue Reading →

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