Vaginal cuff dehiscence is a severe complication of a total hysterectomy. In this article, Lori-Lynne A. Webb, CPC, CCS-P, CCP, CHDA, COBGC , writes about ICD-10-CM coding for vaginal cuff dehiscence and ICD-10-PCS coding for dehiscence repairs. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
Encephalopathy is a general term used to describe any disease of the brain that alters its function or structure. Alba Kuqi, MD, CICA, CCS, CDIP, CCDS, CRCR, CSMC, MSHIM, RHIA , analyzes ICD-10-CM coding for toxic, metabolic, and hepatic encephalopathies.
Facility E/M coding reflects the volume and intensity of resources utilized by the facility during patient encounters. Joe Rivet, Esq., CCS-P, CPC, CEMC, CHC, CCEP, CHRC, CHPC, CICA, CPMA, CAC, CACO , describes how facilities can create internal guidelines and point systems for determining E/M level section. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
Laura Evans, CPC , and Julia Kyles, CPC , break down potentially confusing updates to the 2021 E/M guidelines, including new definitions for technical terms and revised guidance for reporting diagnostic laboratory testing with interpretation.