The new batch of diagnosis codes and revised guidelines for social determinants of health (SDOH) that will go into effect April 1 highlight the importance policymakers place on collecting this data. Julia Kyles, CPC, provides tips for capturing the SDOH using these new codes.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Center for Health Statistics published updates to the ICD-10-CM coding guidelines and files, which take effect April 1. The updates include 42 new diagnosis codes, seven deletions, and one revision.
The American Medical Association's update to the 2023 CPT code set has brought three code additions, one revision, and one deletion to the integumentary chapter (CPT codes 10030-19499). This article provides procedure descriptions and coding guidance for the new and revised codes. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
Alysia Minott, CIRCC, CCS, CDIP, explains that CPT coding for complex procedures performed using interventional radiology (IR) can be mastered; the first step is learning how to interpret applicable coding guidelines.
A urinary tract infection (UTI) is a common bacterial disease that affects the bladder and urethra. Lori-Lynne A. Webb, CPC, CCS-P, CCP, CHDA, COBGC, reviews urinary anatomy as well as diagnostic considerations and ICD-10-CM coding for UTIs.
CMS recently released Transmittal 11737, detailing January 2023 updates to the OPPS. The transmittal offers information on new COVID-19 vaccine and administration codes, dental coding updates, coding clarification, and remote behavioral health service codes.
The 2023 CPT code update introduced numerous code additions, revisions, and deletions that took effect January 1. This article covers new and revised codes in the respiratory and nervous system chapters of the CPT Manual. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.