CMS’ coding modifiers are not always used to report clinical components of a service. Sometimes they can be used in a hospital to provide information about how a service relates to Medicare coverage policies.
Which services should clinical documentation improvement (CDI) specialists target in outpatient facilities? Anny Pang Yuen, RHIA, CCS, CCDS, CDIP , writes about how outpatient CDI differs from inpatient CDI and how it can be applied in hospitals or physician practices.
Sepsis isn’t the only clinical condition with an updated definition that could impact coding and documentation. A task force of the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel recently changed terminology related to pressure ulcers that includes new terms that are not yet part of ICD-10-CM.