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...
In this article, we will take a closer look at clinical indicators for acute myocardial infarction, congestive heart failure, and arrythmias. Frequently reviewing clinical indicators for complicated diagnoses such as these will ensure both proper ICD-10-CM reporting and reimbursement.
Howard Rodenberg, MD, MPH, CCDS, writes that it only takes one or two inappropriate queries to a provider for the process to seem burdensome to them. To avoid this scenario, Rodenberg proposes three questions to consider once you’ve decided a query is in order.
In part one of this two-part series, Audrey Howard, RHIA, covers fiscal year (FY) 2022 updates to ICD-10-CM reporting for non-ischemic myocardial injury and traumatic brain compression and herniation. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
The latest quarterly National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) update includes a reversal of procedure-to-procedure (PTP) edits that involve E/M codes along with new medically unlikely edits (MUE) for a series of COVID-19 vaccination codes. Review the changes, which went into effect on October 1.
The October 2021 quarterly update to the OPPS announces new HCPCS codes for endoscopic submucosal dissection and central venous catheterization. It also introduces new HCPCS drug codes and revisions to the list of those qualifying for pass-through payment status.
ICD-10-CM coding for neuropathies can be challenging given the complexity of these diagnoses and associated complications. Demystify documentation requirements and ICD-10-CM coding for ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes, migraine headaches, and paralysis. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.