Q: We have a patient admitted for COVID-19 who is now showing signs of cytokine release syndrome (CRS). Can you give our team more information on symptoms or clinical indicators for CRS as well as any ICD-10-CM coding advice?
In part one of this two-part series, Allen Frady, RN, BSN, CCS, CRC, CCDS, gives tips to CDI and coding teams on how to help improve healthcare quality scores by reviewing CMS star rating calculations, department challenges, physician education, and more.
It’s important for inpatient coders to frequently review hospital-acquired conditions (HAC) and the rules governing their assignment in order to ensure proper reimbursement. Part two of this two-part series will review HACs in particular as part one focused on present on admission indicators.
Sarah Nehring, RHIT, CCS, CCDS, writes that ICD-10-CM codes for immunodeficiencies are CCs for inpatient admissions and can impact severity of illness and risk of mortality calculations, which is why they are important for coders to frequently review. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.