Sarah Nehring, RHIT, CCS, CCDS, writes that ICD-10-CM codes for immunodeficiencies are CCs for inpatient admissions and can impact severity of illness and risk of mortality calculations, which is why they are important for coders to frequently review. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
It’s important for inpatient coders to frequently review hospital-acquired conditions (HAC) and the rules governing their assignment in order to ensure proper reimbursement. Part two of this two-part series will review HACs in particular as part one focused on present on admission indicators.
In part one of this two-part series, Allen Frady, RN, BSN, CCS, CRC, CCDS, gives tips to CDI and coding teams on how to help improve healthcare quality scores by reviewing CMS star rating calculations, department challenges, physician education, and more.
Approximately 34.2 million Americans, or 10.5% of the U.S. population, were diagnosed with diabetes in 2018, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Review signs and symptoms of diabetes mellitus types 1 and 2 and ICD-10-CM coding for these conditions. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
Corneal dystrophies are a group of genetic, often progressive, eye disorders that alter functioning of the cornea. Shelley C. Safian, PhD, RHIA, CCS-P, COC, CPC-I , breaks down ICD-10-CM coding for corneal dystrophies and CPT coding for procedures used to treat them.
Medicare auditors have identified failure to document time as a key flaw in claims for advance care planning (ACP), and the Office of Inspector General plans to conduct an audit of these services. Read up on documentation requirements and CPT coding for ACP to prevent claim denials.