Stacy Reck, MBA, RHIA, CDIP , and Ashley Wells, MN, RN, CMSRN, CCDS , describe common reasons for clinical validity denials and strategies they use to defend against them. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
If a urinary tract infection is left untreated, it can spread to other organs and cause sepsis and septic shock. Lori-Lynne A. Webb, CPC, CCS-P, CCP, CHDA, COBGC , breaks down ICD-10-CM coding for this life-threatening diagnosis.
Auditors see assignment of certain MS-DRGs as a red flag and most often will pull these encounters for review. Laurie Prescott, RN, MSN, CCDS, CCDS-O, CDIP, CRC , describes these MS-DRGs and offers advice for ensuring accurate reporting of a principal diagnosis.
The American Medical Association's update to the 2023 CPT code set has brought three code additions, one revision, and one deletion to the integumentary chapter (CPT codes 10030-19499). This article provides procedure descriptions and coding guidance for the new and revised codes. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
Alysia Minott, CIRCC, CCS, CDIP, explains that CPT coding for complex procedures performed using interventional radiology (IR) can be mastered; the first step is learning how to interpret applicable coding guidelines.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Center for Health Statistics published updates to the ICD-10-CM coding guidelines and files, which take effect April 1. The updates include 42 new diagnosis codes, seven deletions, and one revision.