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...
Kellie Halsted, MSN/MHA, RN, CCDS, CCM , writes about how her experience as a hospital case manager has given her additional insight into writing clinical validation appeal letters as a CDI specialist.
Reporting malnutrition correctly is a constant challenge that faces increasing payer scrutiny. Kate Siemens, RN, CMSRN, CCDS, defines malnutrition and its unique applicability to end-of-life care, documentation tips, and how to report associated conditions in ICD-10-CM. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
There is one tell-tale sign that fall is here: the October implementation of the ICD-10 coding updates. Courtney Crozier, MA, RHIA, CCS, CDIP , explains the highlights of the update for fiscal year 2024, including 395 new codes, 25 deletions, 22 revisions, and 131 new headers.
Critical care coding can challenge both new and seasoned coders. Jessica Miller-Dobbs, CPC, CPC-P, CGIC , offers tips and clarification on reporting critical care services in CPT, as well as sample provider documentation for these services.
The 2024 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule received more than 17,000 stakeholder comments. Julie Kyles, CPC , highlights some of the major concerns that commenters expressed, such as requests for more telehealth policy flexibility and community health integration services.