Sarah Nehring, RHIT, CCS, CCDS, says ICD-10-CM reporting for diabetes can be complex, that’s why it’s important for inpatient coders to regularly review reporting requirements for this diagnosis and associated complications. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
Alba Kuqi, MD, CICA, CCS, CDIP, CCDS, CRCR, CSMC, MSHIM, RHIA , writes that one diagnosis in particular that can take extra effort to understand is acute kidney injury (AKI). Frequently reviewing coding and CDI challenges related to AKI will ensure proper coding and reimbursement.
According to Deanne Wilk, BSN, RN, CCDS, CDIP, CCDS-O, CCS, patient safety and quality of care are forerunning concerns for organizations today, and hospitals need to examine how and when they evaluate that quality of care in order to remain ethical and compliant.
Lori-Lynne A. Webb, CPC, CCS-P, CCP, CHDA, COBGC , unpacks CPT coding for breast biopsies, mastectomies, lymph node excisions, breast reconstructions, and other procedures used to prevent and treat breast cancer.
ICD-10-CM codes for traumatic fractures specify the type of bone injury, affected area of the body, and in some cases, the degree of soft tissue damage. Review orthopedic terminology and documentation requirements for traumatic fractures to resolve the coding challenges. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.