Creating a query and knowing when to query can be complicated, and there are a number of training tactics that can prove successful for coders when trying to improve upon physician query practices. For this article, let’s take a look at when coders should query and when it’s appropriate for them to cite clinical evidence. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
Adrienne Commeree, CPC, CPMA, CCS, CEMC, CPIP, writes that since there is such a prevalence for obesity in our nation, it’s a no brainer that correctly assigning and fully understanding the ICD-10-CM/PCS codes for obesity-related conditions is imperative for coders in any facility.
Q: We keep receiving denials for our use of ICD-10-CM code G94 (other disorders of brain in diseases classified elsewhere). Is there any coding guidance out there that can help our coding team decipher when we can use this code?
Only 12% of eligible hospitals signed up for CMS’ Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Model 2 initiative and 47% of them dropped out completely within two years, according to a recent study by the Journal of the American Medical Association .
James S. Kennedy, MD, CCS, CDIP, CCDS, reviews some ICD fundamentals and to help facilities develop a strategy that will ease the transition to the new administrative language as the federal government moves toward deployment of the International Classification of Diseases, 11th Edition, for Mortality and Morbidity Statistics (ICD-11-MMS).