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APF Pathology Service Coding Handbook

July, 2017 APF Pathology Service Coding Handbook - Version 17.3

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Subscriber Special Bulletin: 7-18-17


This alert is provided as a service to APF Pathology Service Coding Handbook subscribers. It provides important information of immediate interest to pathologists, independent laboratories, hospitals, and support entities.

ICD-10-CM 2018 updates available now for use beginning Oct. 1, 2017

On June 28, 2017, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the release of the 2018 updates to the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th revision (ICD-10). The full list of updated codes can be access via the CDC website

Subscriber Special Bulletin: 8-1-17


This alert is provided as a service to APF Pathology Service Coding Handbook subscribers. It provides important information of immediate interest to pathologists, independent laboratories, hospitals, and support entities.

CY 2018 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule Released

On July 21, 2017, CMS published the proposed changes to the 2018 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS). The CMS proposed change includes an overall 0.31% increase to payments under the MPFS. This increase reflects the 0.5% positive adjustment mandated by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) which is reduced by 0.19% due to the misvalued code target recapture amount.

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