Hospital coders must be able to determine the reason for an admission and to differentiate conditions present on admission (POA) from those that develop during an inpatient stay. Learn how to effectively decipher documentation to identify the principal diagnosis and conditions that were POA.
Determining the most specific ICD-10-PCS code for a procedural service can be tricky given that there are 34 character values and over 78,000 ICD-10-PCS codes for 2022. This article breaks down potentially confusing ICD-10-PCS guidelines for obstetric and cardiovascular procedures. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
Sepsis and systemic inflammatory response syndrome are historically difficult to document and report in ICD-10-CM. Alba Kuqi, MD, CCS, CDIP, CCDS, CRCR, CICA, CSCM , breaks down sepsis definitions and outlines a process for query creation.