Social determinants of health such as economic stability and access to education significantly impacting health outcomes. Kim Conner, BSN, RN, CCDS, CCDS-O , outlines potentially confusing ICD-10-CM guidelines and documentation challenges that complicate coding for social determinants.
Endometriosis is a common gynecological condition that occurs when the tissue that lines the inside of the uterus grows outside of the uterus. Brush up on ICD-10-CM coding for the condition and ICD-10-PCS coding for surgical procedures used to treat it. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
Debridement is used to treat serious or chronic wounds that do not heal with standard treatment. Lori-Lynne A. Webb, CPC, CCS-P, CCP, CHDA, COBG , describes five types of debridement and how to report these procedures in ICD-10-PCS.
A recent audit conducted by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) found that Cariten Health Plan Inc. in Knoxville, Tennessee, received at least $9.2 million in net overpayments from 2016 to 2017 for incorrectly submitting selected high-risk diagnosis codes.
Malnutrition includes undernutrition, inadequate vitamins or minerals, overnutrition, obesity, and diet-related noncommunicable diseases. Inpatient coders must be familiar with clinical criteria and ICD-10-CM coding for this condition as it is frequently the focus of clinical validation audits. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
Bronchus, lung, and lymph node biopsies are often performed via a bronchoscopic technique. Sarah Nehring, BS, RHIT, CCS, CCDS , breaks down ICD-10-PCS coding for brush, transbronchial fine needle aspiration, and transbronchial forceps biopsies.