As the COVID-19 public health emergency has ended, audits are likely to pick up steam. To prepare for this increase in audit activity, it’s essential for providers and coders to examine both current and upcoming trends.
Amanda Vincent , Javier Ortiz , and Teresa Brown, RN, CCDS, CDIP, CCS , identify various CMS quality programs, discuss common conditions these programs assess, and highlight their impact on patient safety through examples and coding case studies.
The term “stroke” or cerebrovascular accident (CVA) indicates an interruption in blood flow to the brain. Nancy Reading, RN, CPC, CPC-P , reviews strokes and explains how coders should report them and their treatment in ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.