Many healthcare systems are looking at how to expand their CDI program to include outpatient and ambulatory settings. Jennifer Boles, BS, COC, CRC, CCDS-O, explores her ambulatory CDI program’s success and offers advice for those looking to expand.
Shelley Safian, PhD, RHIA, HCISPP, CCS-P, COC, CPC-I , describes how, beginning in 2023, medical decision-making (MDM) will be used to determine E/M leveling for additional visit services, following similar changes for outpatient visits implemented in 2022.
The 2023 ICD-10-CM update features many new, revised, and deleted codes. This article focuses on code changes pertaining to blood/blood-forming organs including new codes for von Willebrand disease, heparin-induced thrombocytopenia, and platelet-activating anti-PF4 disorders.
On August 31, the American Medical Association (AMA) announced eight new CPT codes for bivalent COVID-19 vaccine booster doses. The vaccine boosters are designed to combat both the original COVID-19 strain and omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5. Of the eight new CPT codes, four are to be used for Moderna booster vaccines and four are to be used for Pfizer-BioNTech boosters.
Q: How do CPT codes 28295 (correction, hallux valgus, with sesamoidectomy, when performed; with proximal metatarsal osteotomy, any method) and 28298 (…; with proximal phalanx osteotomy, any method) differ?
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.
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.
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?
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.