Joe Rivet, Esq, CCS-P, CPC, CEMC, CHC, CCEP, CHRC, CHPC, CICA, CPMA, CAC, CACO, looks at some of the new fiscal year (FY) 2021 ICD-10-CM codes and guidelines pertaining to COVID-19 and Chapter 1 of the ICD-10-CM manual: Certain infectious and parasitic diseases. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
Review clinical indicators for various types of encephalopathies including toxic or metabolic encephalopathy, hypertensive encephalopathy, and hepatic encephalopathy. Frequently reviewing clinical indicators for these complicated diagnoses will ensure both proper coding and reimbursement.
Both sepsis and malnutrition remain top denied diagnoses, and there is little sign of those denial rates slowing. Part one of this two-part series will take a closer look at malnutrition and sepsis criteria challenges, while part two will zero in on clinical validation and denial prevention for these two diagnoses.