Alba Kuqi, MD, CICA, CCS, CDIP, CCDS, CRCR, CSMC, MSHIM, RHIA, writes that CDI professionals and inpatient coders need to pay attention to the definitions and clinical indicators of acute kidney injury (AKI) to ensure proper ICD-10-CM reporting and reimbursement.
Laurie L. Prescott, RN, MSN, CCDS, CDIP, CRC, reviews how critical thinking is important within the CDI and coding realm in order to enhance review accuracy and query rates and to help loosen reliance on technological tools such as encoders.
CMS recently released the 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule, which introduces new guidelines for reporting split/shared visit services. Julia Kyles, CPC , analyzes how the changes would impact physician practices.
CMS overpaid physicians an estimated $1.7 million for transitional care management (TCM) services over a two-year period, according to a recent Office of Inspector General (OIG) report. Overpayments were due to CPT coding and billing errors.
Q: A 32-year-old female presents for a planned vaginal delivery of twins. Twin A is delivered vaginally but due to complications, the second-born is delivered via a caesarean section (C-section). How would these obstetric services be reported in CPT?