Joe Rivet, Esq, CCS-P, CPC, CEMC, CHC, CCEP, CHRC, CHPC, CICA, CPMA, CAC, CACO, looks at some of the new fiscal year (FY) 2021 ICD-10-CM codes and guidelines pertaining to COVID-19 and Chapter 1 of the ICD-10-CM manual: Certain infectious and parasitic diseases. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
Review clinical indicators for various types of encephalopathies including toxic or metabolic encephalopathy, hypertensive encephalopathy, and hepatic encephalopathy. Frequently reviewing clinical indicators for these complicated diagnoses will ensure both proper coding and reimbursement.
Both sepsis and malnutrition remain top denied diagnoses, and there is little sign of those denial rates slowing. Part one of this two-part series will take a closer look at malnutrition and sepsis criteria challenges, while part two will zero in on clinical validation and denial prevention for these two diagnoses.
Julian Everett, RN, BSN, CDIP, details COVID-19’s recent impact on our healthcare system including healthcare spending, health disparities, and the future of the system among COVID-19. Everett also assesses ICD-10-CM reporting for these disparities and social determinants of health.
CMS recently announced that it will take steps to increase hospital capacity by allowing care to be provided to patients outside a traditional, inpatient hospital setting amid a rising number of COVID-19 hospitalizations.
Sarah Nehring, RHIT, CCS, CCDS, reviews several new COVID-19-related ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS codes recently released by CMS that will become effective January 1. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
Q: Is there ICD-10-CM sequencing guidance for a patient who had a hemorrhagic stroke and then a seizure without a pre-existing seizure disorder? Would it be appropriate to report epilepsy, and are there any inclusion terms we should be aware of?