Q: A 4-year-old managing lissencephaly, hypotonia, and dysphagia with aspiration of secretions presents with fever and tachypnea. A chest x-ray shows right lower lobe infiltrates. Would it be appropriate to query the provider to confirm a diagnosis of pneumonia?
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) was the sixth-leading cause of death in the U.S. in 2020 with 152,657 deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read up on ICD-10-CM coding for different types of COPD including emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
Findings from a recent medical record review published by JAMA Network Open show that physical assaults are often miscoded as accidents. Shelley C. Safian, PhD, RHIA, CCS-P, COC, CPC-I , breaks down ICD-10-CM coding for specific details about an injury or health event.
Postoperative mortality rates among Medicare beneficiaries are associated the characteristics of patients’ neighborhoods and the hospitals where they received treatment, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open in January.
Robotic and computer-assisted surgical procedures are still considered new technology despite having been used in the U.S. for many years. Lori-Lynne A. Webb, CPC, CCS-P, CCP, CHDA, COBG , unpacks ICD-10-PCS coding for surgeries performed using specialized software and robotic technology.
Adhere to ICD-10-PCS guidance for reporting multiple procedures and procedural components when coding for wound debridement and skin grafting. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.