Audits are crucial to helping CDI and coding teams stay up to date with the fast pace of medicine and continual changes to coding guidelines. Dawn Valdez, RN, LNC, CDIP, CCDS , writes about best practices for auditing and application of audit findings .
Coders must be familiar with updates to the ICD-10-CM/PCS code sets for fiscal year 2023 . Audrey Howard, RHIA , reviews new codes and reporting guidelines for dementia, care complications, and vascular procedures as well as updates to MS-DRGs.
The 2023 ICD-10-PCS code update includes 331 new codes and 64 code deletions that take effect this week. This article takes a close look at new ICD-10-PCS codes and guidelines for amputations, laser ablation, and aortic valve replacements. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.