Lori-Lynne A. Webb, CPC, CCS-P, CCP, CHDA, COBGC, writes that inpatient coding for pacemaker Insertions can be confusing to both novice and experienced coders. Because of this, it’s important for all inpatient coders to regularly review ICD-10-PCS reporting for these procedures. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
Howard Rodenberg, MD, MPH, CCDS, and Lynn Shay, CPHQ , say that making sense of varying COVID-19 case-mix index metrics is an important endeavor that will sometimes require a bit of DIY. In this article, they explain how they were able to unscramble their departments’ COVID-19 case-mix index data.
Cardiovascular conditions affect the structure and function of the heart and are a leading cause of death in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This article details ICD-10-CM coding for common heart conditions and CPT coding for cardiac catheterization procedures. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
The 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) proposed rule includes significant policy updates affecting physician coding and billing. Review proposals to decrease to the Medicare conversion factor, revise guidelines for critical care services, and loosen telehealth coverage requirements.