Cardiorenal syndrome refers to acute or chronic dysfunction of the heart or kidneys that causes dysfunction in the other organ. Review ICD-CM coding for heart and kidney failure and the physiological impact that dysfunction in one system has on the rest of the body. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
The terms “admission” and “observation” are often confused. Dawn Valdez, RN, LNC, CCDS, CDIP , distinguishes between these terms and evaluates ICD-10-CM coding for patients who begin in observation and are later admitted to the hospital for more intensive care.
Quality metrics are complex, and it takes deep knowledge to understand their intricacies. Audrey Howard, RHIA, and Susan Belley, RHIA, CPHQ , describe commonly overlooked documentation elements that can affect quality metrics and outline how to incorporate these elements into an audit workflow.
The severity and length of post-COVID-19 symptoms has been a topic of study almost ever since the pandemic began. In a new study involving patients with significant respiratory disability following hospitalizations for COVID-19, daily supervised pulmonary rehabilitation was associated with significant improvement in exercise tolerance and quality of life.
As the shift to outpatient care has accelerated, likely due to COVID-19, inpatient volumes continue to remain below pre-pandemic levels for hospitals and health systems this year, according to Kaufman Hall’s 2022 State of Healthcare Performance Improvement report.
Coding for newborn services can be complicated due to detailed examinations and therapeutic treatments performed after delivery. Sarah Nehring, RHIA, CCS, CCDS , breaks down ICD-10-CM coding for newborn encounters and reviews new codes for newborn apnea that took effect October 1.
ICD-10-CM coding for respiratory illnesses requires a solid understanding of clinical indicators and coding guidelines. Review documentation and guidance for reporting acute respiratory distress syndrome, asthma, and pediatric multisystem inflammatory syndrome. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.