Spinal fusions can effectively eliminate pain and restore stability to the spine. Learn how to apply ICD-10-PCS codes and guidelines for spinal fusions and related procedures. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
Physicians have found ways to treat many congenital defects in utero, enabling the neonate to be born without defects. Shelley C. Safian, PhD, RHIA, CCS-P, COC, CPC-I, details ICD-10-CM coding for common birth defects, and ICD-10-PCS and HCPCS Level II coding for their treatment.
Key performance indicators are used by organizations to monitor the progress of CDI initiatives. Waldo Herrera, MD, MBA, MSc, FACP, SFHM, CHCQM-PHYADV , describes performance metrics that professionals at his facility use to track revenue cycle performance and opportunities for improvement.
What may be considered a simple task, such as confirming present on admission status, can be complicated by discrepancies between coding and quality reporting criteria. Kate Siemens, RN, CMSRN, CCDS , outlines the ways in which coding and quality metrics do not align.
The gap between clinical reality and coding terminology can be addressed by empowering coders to use clinical judgment. Merle Zuel, RN, CCDS , discusses when it is appropriate for coders to interpret provider documentation and use their clinical judgment to code it in a certain way.
Pneumonia is the eighth-leading cause of death in the U.S. This article outlines signs and symptoms of respiratory infection, pneumonia etiologies, and ICD-10-CM coding for complex pneumonia. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.