Shannon McCall, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CPC, CEMC, CRC, CCDS, CCDS-O, writes that it’s important for inpatient coders to acquaint themselves with any underlying conditions related to novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in order to ensure accurate reporting, reimbursement, and data gathering.
Q: We have patients being admitted for COVID-19 and most of them have a laundry list of various manifestations and complications. Do all manifestations and complications need to be reported in ICD-10-CM?
This article details CDI quality review processes from various hospitals, some of which zero in on patient safety indicator and mortality cases to improve their facility’s severity of illness and rate of mortality scores.
On July 30 CMS announced the addition of 12 new ICD-10-PCS codes to describe the Introduction or Transfusion of therapeutics for treating patients with COVID-19. These new codes became effective August 1.
Heart disease is a broad category, but for this article Julian Everett, RN, BSN, CDIP , takes a look at ICD-10-CM reporting for myocardial infarctions (MI). It is essential to understand what defines an MI, current quality initiatives for MIs, and documentation and coding requirements for this diagnosis. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
Sarah Nehring, CCS, CCDS , says to ensure ICD-10-PCS coding accuracy and appropriate MS-DRG assignment, inpatient coders must understand the device being inserted and how to apply the coding conventions and guidelines for pacemaker-related procedure coding. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
Joel Moorhead, MD, PhD, CPC , writes that certain clinical indicators provide strong support for a diagnosis of acute-on-chronic congestive heart failure (CHF) in adults. Because of this, it’s important for inpatient coders to familiarize themselves with baselines and clinical indicators in order to ensure accurate reporting.
According to a recent audit by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General (OIG), Ohio State University Hospital received millions in overpayments during an audit period due to errors in coding, MS-DRG assignment, and billing.
To deal with the rising rate of infection and increased hospital admissions for extraordinarily sick patients due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), CDI teams have had to act quickly by adapting to remote work, modifying CDI practices, and more.