Robotic and computer-assisted surgical procedures are still considered new technology despite having been used in the U.S. for many years. Lori-Lynne A. Webb, CPC, CCS-P, CCP, CHDA, COBG , unpacks ICD-10-PCS coding for surgeries performed using specialized software and robotic technology.
If a urinary tract infection is left untreated, it can spread to other organs and cause sepsis and septic shock. Lori-Lynne A. Webb, CPC, CCS-P, CCP, CHDA, COBGC , breaks down ICD-10-CM coding for this life-threatening diagnosis.
Paraneoplastic syndrome is a rare condition that results from an immune system response to a neoplasm. In this article, Sarah Nehring, RHIA, CCS, CCDS , breaks down ICD-10-CM/PCS coding for paraneoplastic syndrome of the nervous system.
While laser interstitial thermal therapy (LITT) is not new, the expansion of its use for diagnoses beyond brain tumors can help a new patient population. Shelley C. Safian, PhD, RHIA, HCISPP, CCS-P, COC, CPC-I , describes how LITT is documented and reported in ICD-10-PCS.
Acute hospital care at home is reimbursed the same as if the patient was physically an inpatient in a hospital, with the same documentation requirements, quality measures, and medical necessity guidelines. Learn how strengthening CDI's role in these programs can help support their success.