As the summer temperatures continue to soar worldwide, so does the number of patients with heat-related illnesses (HRI). This article defines common HRIs and includes guidance on how to report them correctly in ICD-10-CM. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
CMS recently published a summary of its second quarter 2023 HCPCS Level II code update application decisions, accepting 16 of 24 submissions. Many of the changes addressed in the announcement have an effective date of October 1, but one code revision and one code discontinuation will take effect before then.
While taking time to relax is important, professionals must seize all opportunities to prepare for updates. Connie White, CPC, CPAR , reviews the process her team at Northside Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia takes to prepare for annual CPT code changes.
Terry Tropin, MSHAI, RHIA, CCS-P , reviews the biggest changes to the 2024 ICD-10-CM guidelines and tabular list set to take effect October 1, including deletions of certain COVID-19 screening guidelines, and additional direction for new resistant hypertension and myocardial infarction codes.