We’ve survived the holiday feast and decided to skip the doorbusting to head out and visit the cute and fluffy animals at the Anytown Zoo. Of course, no outing would be complete without some injuries...
Tom Turkey has come in to the Stitch ‘Em Up Hospital for a little work before Thanksgiving. Dr. Carver is going to first take out Tom’s guts, then replace them with stuffing. How would we code Tom’s...
Aimee Wilcox, CPMA, CCS-P, CST, MA, MT, and Karla VonEschen, MS, CPC, CPMA, CCDS-O, take a look back at the progression of diagnosis and mortality coding before looking ahead to ICD-11 and how coding departments can prepare for it.
Artificial intelligence (AI) has burst on the scene with numerous clinical and coding applications for providers. This article looks at how the technology can be used and where human oversight is still required.
Heart failure affects more than 6 million adults in the U.S. and costs the nation more than $30 billion. Review ICD-10-CM guidance and documentation details required for accurately reporting the condition. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
Nancy Reading, RN, CPC, CPC-P, examines the complex relationships between ketoacidosis, hyperglycemia, and hyponatremia, and gives advice on reporting these diabetic complications in ICD-10-CM. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
Q: A patient who presents with complaints of progressive neck and bilateral arm symptoms is diagnosed with cervical spondylosis—worse at joints C5-C6 and C6-C7. Which ICD-10-CM codes would be reported?
Penny Jefferson, MSN, RN, CCDS, CCDS-O, CCS, CDIP, CRC, CHDA, CRCR, CPHQ , explains how professional development in CDI is a journey, demanding integration of specific knowledge, continuous learning, and adaptability.