Coders are often in the difficult position of trying to determine whether to report a CC. William E. Haik, MD, FCCP, CDIP, and Kathy DeVault, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, discuss problems areas in documentation of CCs and what clinical indicators coders should use to help with CC reporting.
Without the right details in the documentation, coders can’t assign the correct code and that becomes more apparent in ICD-10. Melanie Endicott, MBA/HCM, RHIA, CDIP, CCS, CCS-P, FAHIMA, Paul Weygandt, MD, JD, MPH, MBA, CCS , Kathy DeVault, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, and Rhonda Buckholtz, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CGSC, COBGC, CPEDC, CENTC, highlight some areas coders and clinical documentation improvement specialists should focus on to prepare for ICD-10.
Drug-resistant bugs are becoming more common as antibiotic use increases. Shelley C. Safian, PhD, CPC-H, CPC-I, CCS-P , AHIMA-approved ICD-10-CM/PCS trainer, explains why and how microbes become antibiotic resistant and compares ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM coding for these infections.