Correct present on admission (POA) identification and use of POA indicators is important, as these indicators directly affect how insurance providers and patients are billed. Lori-Lynne A. Webb, CPC, CCS-P, CCP, CHDA, COBGC , breaks down POA reporting requirements and payment implications.
CMS recently released the fiscal year (FY) 2023 ICD-10-PCS code set and ICD-10-PCS Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting . The ICD-10-PCS update includes several new codes for Destruction and Occlusion, and a new guideline for Detachment procedures of the extremities.
Various ICD-10-CM/PCS and CPT codes may be used to report hospital services for the diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19. Review Q&As on appropriate coding for COVID-19 laboratory testing, comorbidities, and treatments.
Inpatient coding for brain surgery can be challenging as many approaches, techniques, and devices may be used to treat cranial abnormalities. Read up on reporting requirements and ICD-10-CM/PCS coding for craniotomies and deep brain stimulation (DBS). Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.