A retrospective medical record review published in JAMA Network Open in December found that nearly one-third of intentional firearm injuries resulting in emergency department admissions were inaccurately coded in ICD-10-CM as accidents.
Auditors see assignment of certain MS-DRGs as a red flag and most often will pull these encounters for review. Laurie Prescott, RN, MSN, CCDS, CCDS-O, CDIP, CRC , describes these MS-DRGs and offers advice for ensuring accurate reporting of a principal diagnosis.
If a urinary tract infection is left untreated, it can spread to other organs and cause sepsis and septic shock. Lori-Lynne A. Webb, CPC, CCS-P, CCP, CHDA, COBGC , breaks down ICD-10-CM coding for this life-threatening diagnosis.
Stacy Reck, MBA, RHIA, CDIP , and Ashley Wells, MN, RN, CMSRN, CCDS , describe common reasons for clinical validity denials and strategies they use to defend against them. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.