We’ve survived the holiday feast and decided to skip the doorbusting to head out and visit the cute and fluffy animals at the Anytown Zoo. Of course, no outing would be complete without some injuries...
Tom Turkey has come in to the Stitch ‘Em Up Hospital for a little work before Thanksgiving. Dr. Carver is going to first take out Tom’s guts, then replace them with stuffing. How would we code Tom’s...
Kathleen M. Romero, MSN, RN, EBP-C , Cynthia Beal, MBA-HCM, BSN, RN, and Renee Pate, MSOL, MSN Ed., RN, CCDS, explain how they implemented a CDI program in their facility’s emergency department and the how establishing this program improved coding accuracy and increased reimbursement.
Q: Would a same date admission/discharge E/M code be used for a scenario in which a patient is admitted at 11 p.m. on a Monday, is seen by the provider at 4 a.m. on Tuesday, and discharged at 8 p.m. on Tuesday?
The CPT Editorial Panel made a handful of changes to codes for ocular and auditory system procedures as part of its 2023 update to the code set. This article reviews canaloplasty and auditory osseointegrated implant CPT code revisions and additions. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
Findings from a recent medical record review published by JAMA Network Open show that physical assaults are often miscoded as accidents. Shelley C. Safian, PhD, RHIA, CCS-P, COC, CPC-I , breaks down ICD-10-CM coding for specific details about an injury or health event.
Q: A 4-year-old managing lissencephaly, hypotonia, and dysphagia with aspiration of secretions presents with fever and tachypnea. A chest x-ray shows right lower lobe infiltrates. Would it be appropriate to query the provider to confirm a diagnosis of pneumonia?