Q: We have a teenager with systemic lupus erythematosus and history of lupus nephritis who came into the ED with seizures. The physician admitted the patient with documentation of with status epilepticus and hypertensive urgency. The intensivists then documented hypertensive encephalopathy. What should we choose as the principal diagnosis?
CMS issued the fiscal year 2017 IPPS proposed rule yesterday with updates to several quality initiatives and a reversal of the agency’s 0.2% payment reduction instituted along with the 2-midnight rule in the FY 2014 rule.
ICD-10-PCS defines the root operations in very specific ways and coders need to know the definitions and the nuances of the root operations. Learn more about root operations that involve the physician looking at a patient, Inspection and Map.
Robert S. Gold, MD, writes about the significant changes in documentation needs for diseases of the brain and how this can affect patient data, as well as the treatment needs of the patients both during a hospital stay and afterward.
Anny Pang Yuen, RHIA, CCS, CCDS, CDIP and Laurie Prescott, MSN, RN, CCDS, CDIP discuss how for the past few years, healthcare professionals have focused on ICD-10 preparation, and while prep work paid off and the transition has been largely successful, facilities are experiencing a few bumps as their focus shifts from preparation to improvement of clinical documentation and coding.