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.
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.
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.
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?
Each year, coders must review updates to the ICD-10-CM code set including new, revised, and deleted codes and reporting guidelines. Shelley C. Safian, PhD, RHIA, CCS-P, COC, CPC-I, explains that for 2023, coders will find several new codes in the “Mental, Behavioral, and Neurodevelopmental Disorders” chapter for dementia.
Revenue erosion and denials are often easily prevented, but simple errors may evade traditional, reactive denials management processes. Coders are encouraged to shift focus to take a proactive approach that targets common errors in claim submission and charge capture and eliminates resource-intensive rework.
CMS published a notice in the Federal Register on August 9 stating that it will be suspending prior authorization requirements for specific durable medical equipment, prosthetics/orthotics, and supply (DMEPOS) codes under certain circumstances, beginning January 1, 2023. All claims submitted before that date will require prior authorization documentation.
Arthroscopic procedures have been the topic of controversy and confusion in the coding community. This article covers relevant anatomy, common shoulder arthroscopy and arthroplasty procedures, and National Correct Coding Initiative edits to keep in mind. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.