A recent review of inpatient medical records published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Network Open from 463 hospitals found significant increases in pregnancy-related complications and maternal death during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Respiratory failure occurs when the body is unable to provide oxygen to or remove carbon dioxide from the body. Alba Kuqi, MD, CCS, CDIP, CCDS, CRCR, CICA, CSCM , breaks down documentation and ICD-10-CM coding for acute and chronic respiratory failure.
Coders must be familiar with ICD-10-CM reporting guidelines for common neurological conditions. This article unpacks recent updates to the nervous system chapter of ICD-10-CM including 14 new codes for autonomic conditions and fatigue syndromes. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
A properly calibrated audit tool is key to uncovering educational opportunities for coding and CDI professionals. Dawn Valdez, RN, LNC, CDIP, CCDS, outlines questions for determining an audit focus and for querying providers when documentation is insufficient to support medical necessity.
Coders must be familiar with updates to the ICD-10-CM/PCS code sets for fiscal year 2023 . Audrey Howard, RHIA , reviews new codes and reporting guidelines for dementia, care complications, and vascular procedures as well as updates to MS-DRGs.
Audits are crucial to helping CDI and coding teams stay up to date with the fast pace of medicine and continual changes to coding guidelines. Dawn Valdez, RN, LNC, CDIP, CCDS , writes about best practices for auditing and application of audit findings .
The 2023 ICD-10-PCS code update includes 331 new codes and 64 code deletions that take effect this week. This article takes a close look at new ICD-10-PCS codes and guidelines for amputations, laser ablation, and aortic valve replacements. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.