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Welcome ICD-10!

It is finally here, Now what? For all of our customers we want to offer some Mapping Instructions, and show you how to locate the correct code ICD-10 Codes with Find-A-Code and InstaCode Institute’s resources. Be sure you understand the structure of ICD-10 and what a complete code looks like. Instacode Institute has books available such as an ICD-10 Shortcut Guide and Specialty Code books to help you with your transition. Visit www.instacode.com for more information on the resources offered for ICD-10-CM.

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A change in rules now allows every state to send all prescriptions electrically, including hydrocodone and morphine! Vermont was the last state to enact the updated administrative rules on Aug 28, 2015.

Read more here on the new rules that authorize e-RX of controlled substances. Check out the article by Fierce HealthIT

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Famous quote by Benjamin Franklin, “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!”

You are not the only one that put off planning as of April 15, 2015 about 50% of providers are not taking ICD-10 seriously as stated in the following article, by NueMD, “WEDI Survey says we’re not ready for ICD-10, as expected” .

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As one of the authors of the more than 30 InstaCode ICD-10-CM specialty books, I’ve noticed two common reactions to our books.

First, people are amazed at how big our books are. Some of our books are over 2,000 pages – split up into 3 volumes. We did this so that we could use a font size you could read and so that we could include many of the features and helps I’ll describe in this article.

And the second reaction is usually, “Whoa, what do I do with this stack of books?”

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Yes, it’s true. There IS an ICD-10-CM code book written just for acupuncture.

People are often surprised when I tell them this. Most of the people I talk to have seen the thick, multi-colored books with teeny-tiny printing, published by a handful of publishers (hint: many of them are the same book with a different cover).

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