The ICD-10-PCS Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting were updated for 2020 to include guidelines for coding brachytherapy performed in the inpatient setting. Sarah Nehring, CCS, CCDS , details these changes and how they will impact ICD-10-PCS reporting for permanent and temporary brachytherapy.
Trey La Charité, MD, FACP, SFHM, CCS, CCDS , writes about conflicting documentation and how coders and clinical documentation integrity specialists can resolve inconsistencies in provider documentation to prevent claim denials.
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death, making up almost 25% of all cancer deaths in the U.S., according to the American Cancer Society. In this article, Shannon McCall, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CPC, CEMC, CRC, CCDS, CCDS-O , reviews ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS coding for common types of cancer. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
CMS recently published Special Edition MLN Matters article 20004 regarding changes to new technology add-on payments (NTAP) under the IPPS that are meant to increase access to innovative antibiotics for hospital inpatients.
With the increased focus on clinical validation denials, more and more CDI professionals are finding themselves involved in the appeals-writing process and may initially feel a bit overwhelmed by the magnitude of the job. This article is part two of the two-part series covering best practices and appeal advice for those on the frontlines.
Adrienne Commeree, CPC, CPMA, CCS, CEMC, CPIP, analyzes pertinent guidelines and coding dilemmas found within Chapter 1 of the ICD-10-CM Manual: Certain Infectious and Parasitic Diseases. Commeree covers instructional note guidance and other chapter specific guidance for diagnoses such as sepsis and HIV. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, flu season is underway for most of the United States, and the activity level is expected to increase over the next several weeks. In this article, Adriane Martin, DO, FACOS, CCDS, reviews inpatient ICD-10-CM reporting for the flu and its potential complications.
Q: We are finding that physician documentation is lacking for vaping-related lung injuries at our hospital, making it hard to report the condition accurately. What can our coding team do to remedy this situation, and how do we accurately report vaping-related lung injuries in ICD-10-CM?