Many healthcare systems are looking at how to expand their CDI program to include outpatient and ambulatory settings. Jennifer Boles, BS, COC, CRC, CCDS-O, explores her ambulatory CDI program’s success and offers advice for those looking to expand.
Effective October 1, the ICD-10-CM code set will be updated to include over 1,100 new codes before counting code revisions and deletions. This article covers new codes for musculoskeletal and genitourinary conditions including muscle wasting, rib and sternal fractures, drug-induced neuropathy, and endometriosis. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
Q: New ICD-10-CM codes for unspecified vascular dementia with behavioral disturbance, psychotic disturbance, mood disturbance, and anxiety take effect October 1. Do these new codes require linkage and specific documentation by the provider that the conditions are related?
A recent Medicare Provider Compliance Newsletter highlights accurate documentation and CPT coding for total hip arthroplasty (THA) surgery. This newsletter explains relevant codes and reminders when reporting these procedures.
Streamlined coding and shorter time requirements for prolonged services are on the horizon for physicians and qualified healthcare professionals. The pending update to the E/M chapter of the CPT Manual , effective January 1, 2023, will replace four prolonged services with two 15-minute codes.
Erectile dysfunction, sometimes called impotence, is a common male disorder. Debbie Jones, CPC, CCA covers physiology, symptoms, and treatment for erectile dysfunction, as well as associated ICD-10-CM and CPT codes.