Posted: April 20th, 2016
Now that you have selected a topic for your argumentative research paper it is time to consider who your audience will be and the purpose of your paper. Other than your instructor, who would be the audience to listen to your argument (who are you trying to convince?)
It is Friday September 30, 2012, and you are having lunch with a friend who works at another physician’s office. During the course of the conversation, she asks you if your office is ready to handle the ICD-10 transition from ICD-9 Diagnostic coding. You look at her with a blank stare and ask, “What transition?” She explains how everything is going to change, including the format and number of digits. You realize that since the medical billing specialist left for maternity leave six weeks ago, that no claims have gotten billed.
What process will you take to get those claims filed? Is there time before Monday when the change takes effect? Oh no, will it be better to electronically file the claims over the weekend in the ICD-9 format; Go thru a clearinghouse; or print everything out on paper, hoping the claims will be considered under the ICD-9 format and not under the ICD-10? Explain your choice.
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