CMS recently released three ICD-10-PCS codes, effective April 1, for the administration of fostamatinib (Tavalisse®)—an oral spleen tyrosine kinase inhibitor used to treat adults with low platelet count due to chronic immune thrombocytopenia.
Mechanical ventilation is a life-saving intervention used for acutely ill patients who cannot breathe on their own. Lori-Lynne A. Webb, CPC, CCS-P, CCP, CHDA, COBGC , evaluates medical terminology used to describe mechanical ventilation and breaks down ICD-10-PCS coding for this procedure.
Joe Rivet, Esq., CCS-P, CPC, CEMC, CHC, CCEP, CHRC, CHPC, CICA, CPMA, CAC, CACO , describes how to use Office of Inspector General audit reports to identify areas at risk for noncompliance and how to organize targeted internal reviews.
It is estimated that as many as 1 in 500 adults may suffer from a cardiomyopathy, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Review documentation considerations and ICD-10-CM coding for different types of cardiomyopathies. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
Physician documentation of heart failure must specify the type and severity of the illness to apply the most accurate code. Alba Kuqi, MD, MSHIM, CDIP, CCS, CCDS, CRCR, CICA, CSMC, RHIA, CCM , breaks down clinical documentation and ICD-10-CM coding for four types of heart failure.
The primary purpose of CDI work is to review medical records to increase the accuracy and specificity of provider documentation. Review the primary responsibilities of a CDI specialist including documentation review, querying, and physician education.
A recent audit conducted by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) found that Tufts Health Plan Inc. (Tufts) received at least $3.7 million of net overpayments from 2015 to 2016 for incorrectly submitting selected high-risk diagnosis codes.
Patients are often admitted for acute conditions and experience additional issues affecting their care and treatment plan during the encounter. Ashayla Stephens, MHA, RHIA, CCS , and Audrey Howard, RHIA , describe the process of validating multiple diagnoses documented within the health record. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.