Julian Everett, RN, BSN, CDIP, details COVID-19’s recent impact on our healthcare system including healthcare spending, health disparities, and the future of the system among COVID-19. Everett also assesses ICD-10-CM reporting for these disparities and social determinants of health.
Sarah Nehring, RHIT, CCS, CCDS, reviews several new COVID-19-related ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS codes recently released by CMS that will become effective January 1. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
CMS recently announced that it will take steps to increase hospital capacity by allowing care to be provided to patients outside a traditional, inpatient hospital setting amid a rising number of COVID-19 hospitalizations.
Q: Is there ICD-10-CM sequencing guidance for a patient who had a hemorrhagic stroke and then a seizure without a pre-existing seizure disorder? Would it be appropriate to report epilepsy, and are there any inclusion terms we should be aware of?