Building ICD-10-PCS codes for cardiovascular surgery can be tricky given the number of root operations that may apply. Sarah Gould, CPC , reviews cardiac anatomy and ICD-10-PCS guidelines for reporting cardiac insertion and bypass procedures. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
Laurie Prescott, RN, MSN, CCDS, CCDS-O, CDIP, CRC , summarizes the highlights from the newest installment of Coding Clinic, which includes guidance on reporting pancytopenia, inherent conditions, ORIF, and neurally adjusted ventilatory assist devices.
A Journal of Hospital Medicine study published online in August found that decreases in readmission associated with CMS’ Hospital Readmission Reduction Program (HRRP) correlated with an increase in patient mortality for certain conditions.
Critical care coding can challenge both new and seasoned coders. Jessica Miller-Dobbs, CPC, CPC-P, CGIC , offers tips and clarification on reporting critical care services in CPT, as well as sample provider documentation for these services.
AMA published the 2024 CPT code set with 349 total editorial changes, including 230 additions, 49 deletions, and 70 revisions. The press release announced revisions for immunization/administration sections, E/M clarification, and new Spanish procedure descriptions.