The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the launch of its Hospital Sepsis Program Core Elements initiative on August 24. The program offers resources for hospitals to improve identification and management of sepsis.
Diabetes mellitus is a common condition that occurs when a patient’s blood sugar (blood glucose) is consistently too high. Sarah Gould, CPC , delves into the disorder and covers how to report some of its many complications in ICD-10-CM. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
The heart is a restless organ whose constant rhythm is integral to normal bodily functions. Unfortunately, there are many maladies that can occur, as Linda Martien, CPC, CPC-I, COC, CPMA, CRC, explains through her review of normal cardiac pathophysiology and how to report common rhythm abnormalities in ICD-10-CM.
With certain medical conditions, encountering differing opinions and discrepancies in provider documentation is inevitable. Deanne Wilk, MPS, RN, CCDS, CCDS-O, CDIP, CCS , reviews 10 diagnoses whose documentation commonly features discrepancies.
A July JAMA Network study found that cannabis use disorder slightly increased patient morbidity and in-hospital mortality. The study included 12,422 hospitalizations following major elective inpatient surgeries.
Parkinson's disease is a chronic and progressive neurodegenerative disorder that affects the central nervous system. Debbie Jones, CPC, CCA , explains the symptoms, treatment, and how 2024 ICD-10-CM coding changes will affect reporting for this disease.
Hemodialysis involves diverting blood into an external machine, where it is filtered and returned to the body. Sarah Gould, CPC , describes the vascular surgical options for hemodialysis (fistulas and grafts), their various types, and how to report them in ICD-10-PCS. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.