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...
Sarah Nehring, RHIT, CCS, CCDS , reviews ICD-10-CM reporting and clinical criteria for various types of heart failure including diastolic, systolic, hypertensive, and more. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
Q: Would telemetry and the continuation of home medications be considered continued care for a myocardial infarction (MI) or treatment when reporting in ICD-10-CM? Would this meet the definition of a secondary diagnosis?
The fiscal year (FY) 2022 ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting, both effective October 1, were recently released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and CMS, respectively.
Trey La Charité, MD, FACP, SFHM, CCS, CCDS, writes that organizations that aren’t reviewing all in-hospital mortality cases are missing some tremendous opportunities to improve reimbursement and documentation.
A recent study highlighted growing evidence that patients of all ages can develop type 1 diabetes after an acute COVID-19 infection. In this article, Susan Belley, RHIA, CPHQ, and Audrey Howard, RHIA, evaluate these findings as well as ICD-10-CM reporting for the two conditions.
In this note, we will review proposed changes to quality programs for inpatient acute and long-term hospital services, and changes to address existing inequities and prevent future inequities in the delivery of these services, including significant improvements to data collection and analysis capabilities.
While technological solutions and electronic health records have made leaps and bounds over the past years in the inpatient setting, there still seems to be much lacking on the outpatient side. Learn how to leverage existing technology to track Hierarchical Condition Category capture and other coding metrics.
Staten Island University Hospital overcharged Medicare an estimated $11.8 million for inpatient and outpatient services billed over a two-year period, according to a recent Office of Inspector General (OIG) report.