Adrienne Commeree, CPC, CPMA, CCS, CEMC, CPIP, analyzes pertinent guidelines and coding dilemmas found within Chapter 1 of the ICD-10-CM Manual: Certain Infectious and Parasitic Diseases. Commeree covers instructional note guidance and other chapter specific guidance for diagnoses such as sepsis and HIV. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
With the increased focus on clinical validation denials, more and more CDI professionals are finding themselves involved in the appeals-writing process and may initially feel a bit overwhelmed by the magnitude of the job. This article is part two of the two-part series covering best practices and appeal advice for those on the frontlines.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, flu season is underway for most of the United States, and the activity level is expected to increase over the next several weeks. In this article, Adriane Martin, DO, FACOS, CCDS, reviews inpatient ICD-10-CM reporting for the flu and its potential complications.
Modifier -25 can cause frustration as it is not recognized by many payers, including Medicaid. When applying this modifier, coders must consider CPT reporting rules and adhere to potentially restrictive billing rules followed by payers. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
The flu vaccine is changed each year based on the virus types that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates will be the most prevalent. Lori-Lynne Webb, CPC, CCS-P, CCP, CHDA, CDIP, COBGC , reviews CPT and ICD-10-CM coding for this year’s flu vaccine and its administration.