Adrienne Commeree, CPC, CPMA, CCS, CEMC, CPIP, writes that coding for skin cancers requires understanding the guidelines as well as knowledge of how the conditions are classified in the ICD-10-CM manual. Note: To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
James S. Kennedy, MD, CCS, CDIP , explains how ICD-10-CM addresses kidney illness and advises on how to ensure documentation and coding integrity through certain challenges including risk-adjustment methodologies and functional versus anatomic diagnoses.
E/M services are some of the most frequently used CPT codes, and they are also some of the most frequent examples of incorrect coding. One of the problem areas in selecting the proper E/M code is distinguishing between new and established patients. Note: To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
July is National Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month. Yvette DeVay, MHA, CPC, CIC, CPC-I, explains the differences between the many different types of juvenile arthritis in order to help coders report the disease correctly.