With certain medical conditions, encountering differing opinions and discrepancies in provider documentation is inevitable. Deanne Wilk, MPS, RN, CCDS, CCDS-O, CDIP, CCS , reviews 10 diagnoses whose documentation commonly features discrepancies.
Kate Siemens, RN, CMSRN, CCDS, conducts an interview with Majed Gharfeh, MD, to offer a physician’s perspective on queries and tips on how coders can receive the best results from querying their providers.
As the COVID-19 public health emergency has ended, audits are likely to pick up steam. To prepare for this increase in audit activity, it’s essential for providers and coders to examine both current and upcoming trends.
Shelley C. Safian, PhD, RHIA, CCS-P, COC, CPC-I, explains the significance of reporting social determinants of health (SDoH) with examples related to health literacy, environmental factors, and living conditions.
The term “stroke” or cerebrovascular accident (CVA) indicates an interruption in blood flow to the brain. Nancy Reading, RN, CPC, CPC-P , reviews strokes and explains how coders should report them and their treatment in ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS.