CMS and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released new ICD-10-CM/PCS codes related to vaccines and treatments for COVID-19. These new ICD-10-CM/PCS codes are effective April 1, 2022.
According to Deanne Wilk, BSN, RN, CCDS, CDIP, CCDS-O, CCS, patient safety and quality of care are forerunning concerns for organizations today, and hospitals need to examine how and when they evaluate that quality of care in order to remain ethical and compliant.
Alba Kuqi, MD, CICA, CCS, CDIP, CCDS, CRCR, CSMC, MSHIM, RHIA , writes that one diagnosis in particular that can take extra effort to understand is acute kidney injury (AKI). Frequently reviewing coding and CDI challenges related to AKI will ensure proper coding and reimbursement.
Sarah Nehring, RHIT, CCS, CCDS, says ICD-10-CM reporting for diabetes can be complex, that’s why it’s important for inpatient coders to regularly review reporting requirements for this diagnosis and associated complications. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.