Colder weather is approaching, which brings an increase in respiratory infections. Shelley C. Safian, PhD, RHIA, CCS-P, COC, COC-I, clarifies the pathogenic causes of pneumonia, specifically those with recent additions to ICD-10-CM, and those with antibiotic resistance. She also reviews how to report treatment methods in ICD-10-PCS.
Lori-Lynne A. Webb, CPC, CCS-P, CCP, CHDA, COBGC, reviews the clinical definition and types of postpartum hemorrhage, the intrauterine treatment devices used to treat it, and relevant ICD-10-PCS coding. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
Alba Kuqi, MD, MSHIM, CDIP, CCS, CCDS, CRCR, CICA, CSMC, RHIA, CCM, delves into the ethical standards, best practices, and importance of accurate health record documentation in regard to heart failure by drawing insights from authoritative sources within the industry.
Children diagnosed with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) had a readmission rate of 27.8% in the first year after discharge, with half of those readmissions occurring within two months, according to a recent study in JAMA Network Open.