Wound care coding is frequently a target of payer and Office of Inspector General audits. This article provides coders with step-by-step instructions for interpreting provider documentation and assigning CPT codes for excisional, selective, and non-selective debridement, based on the depth of the tissue removed and the total surface area debrided. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
As outpatient clinical documentation improvement (CDI) programs mature, CDI professionals need to be able to track their progress to ensure the program’s success. Learn how to develop CDI tracking tools to successfully capture coding and billing metrics and justify a CDI program’s effectiveness.
Anemia is the most common blood disorder, affecting more than 3 million Americans per year, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. In this article, Joel Moorhead, MD, PhD, CPC , reviews documentation and ICD-10-CM coding for anemia.