State and federal prosecutors continue to extract sizable settlements from practices that allegedly submitted fraudulent claims for one type of service—urine drug tests (UDT). In this article, Julia Kyles, CPC , breaks down fraudulent coding and billing patterns for UDT services.
Chapter 19 of ICD-10-CM includes codes for various types of injuries, poisonings, and other consequences of external causes. Review integumentary anatomy and ICD-10-CM coding for burns and superficial injuries. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
The 2022 ICD-10-CM manual includes new codes for thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA)—a rare clinical syndrome defined by the presence of hemolytic anemia, organ dysfunction, and low platelets. Read up on TMA pathophysiology and diagnosis coding.
CMS recently issued a new HCPCS code for the antiviral medication remdesivir when administered in the outpatient setting. The new code is a response to a statement from the National Institutes of Health regarding therapies for the COVID-19 omicron variant.
Coding for spinal diagnoses requires careful attention to detail. Take time to review spinal anatomy and ICD-10-CM coding for common diseases of the spinal column and paravertebral tissues. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.