Laurie L. Prescott, RN, MSN, CCDS, CCDS-O, CDIP, CRC , reviews Coding Clinic , First Quarter 2020, guidance, which includes topics such as reporting vaping-related disorders, malnutrition, and bariatric procedures.
Sarah A. Nehring, CCS, CCDS, writes that an inpatient coder’s first concern regarding the reporting of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is to code all confirmed cases and only confirmed cases. In this article, Nehring details guidelines on how to accomplish this.
Adrienne Commeree, CPC, CPMA, CCS, CEMC, CPIP, details coding guidelines and instructional notes in Chapter 9 of the ICD-10-CM manual, which contains codes for diseases of the circulatory system, including rheumatic fever, hypertension, and more. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
CMS recently released the fiscal year (FY) 2021 ICD-10-PCS code set and ICD-10-PCS Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting . The ICD-10-PCS code update includes new codes for Fragmentation and Drainage, while the guidelines update includes new and revised guidelines for certain root operations, approach values, and device combinations.
Adrienne Commeree, CPC, CPMA, CCS, CEMC, CPIP, details MS-DRG updates found in the fiscal year (FY) 2021 IPPS proposed rule, including the proposed creation of MS-DRG 521 (Hip Replacement with Principal Diagnosis of Hip Fracture with MCC) and MS-DRG 522 (Hip Replacement with Principal Diagnosis of Hip Fracture without MCC). Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
Clinical validation reviews and queries ensure that the documented diagnoses and clinical indicators hold up to inspection. This article gives an overview on processes and templates, top queried diagnoses, and physician engagement to help CDI teams perfect their clinical validation efforts.