Q: Physicians at our hospital use the terms bacteremia and sepsis interchangeably despite each having distinct ICD-10-CM codes. How should we address this issue, and what should we do when we need to query?
Since the implementation of ICD-10-CM/PCS, thousands of additional codes have been added to clarify aspects of certain conditions or procedures. This, on top of yearly code updates, has had a large impact on coder productivity. In this article, let’s take a look at some recent productivity statistics gathered by First Class Solutions Inc. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
Because the cardiovascular system circulates oxygen and nutrients to all body parts, procedures of the cardiovascular system can be complex and challenging to accurately report. This article reviews CPT guidelines for reporting ECMO procedures and endovascular interventions in the lower extremities. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
JustCoding’s sister publication, HIM Briefings, conducted a benchmarking survey to shed light on edit and denial management processes across the industry. Review findings from the survey to see how your organization compares to those across the industry.
Shelley C. Safian, PhD, RHIA, HCISPP, CCS-P, COC, CPC-I , writes about new E/M codes, effective January 1, for patient-initiated services administered by a physician or other qualified healthcare provider.