Gastroparesis is a condition that affects stomach motility. Sarah Gould, CPC , explains how to report the condition and its complications in ICD-10-CM, in addition to treatment methods in ICD-10-PCS. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
Alba Kuqi, MD, CCS, CDIP, CCDS, CRCR, CICA, CSCM , reviews coding, CDI, and clinical validation challenges associated with acute kidney injury cases and gives insight into how coders and physicians can work together to increase accuracy.
Despite its benefits, remote work has created obstacles for employees and managers. Healthcare leaders and educators share hard-earned knowledge used to keep their staff and providers’ attention during educational sessions.
Q: A patient’s previously implanted Impella, a small, catheter-based ventricular assist device, was removed and replaced due to an emergency. How would we report this in ICD-10-PCS and which DRG would it lead to?
There is one tell-tale sign that fall is here: the October implementation of the ICD-10 coding updates. Courtney Crozier, MA, RHIA, CCS, CDIP , explains the highlights of the update for fiscal year 2024, including 395 new codes, 25 deletions, 22 revisions, and 131 new headers.
Kellie Halsted, MSN/MHA, RN, CCDS, CCM , writes about how her experience as a hospital case manager has given her additional insight into writing clinical validation appeal letters as a CDI specialist.
Reporting malnutrition correctly is a constant challenge that faces increasing payer scrutiny. Kate Siemens, RN, CMSRN, CCDS, defines malnutrition and its unique applicability to end-of-life care, documentation tips, and how to report associated conditions in ICD-10-CM. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.