Sharme Brodie, RN, CCDS, CCDS-O , writes that the cost of new technologies can lead to an overwhelming financial burden to hospitals and patients, which is why accurate reporting of ICD-10-PCS codes in the new technology section of the ICD-10-PCS manual is more important than ever.
In July, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) released a report regarding the incorrect assignment of ICD-10-CM codes for severe malnutrition on inpatient hospital claims. In this article, Yvette M. DeVay, MHA, CPC, CPMA, CIC , reviews these findings and explains how to better document and report malnutrition.
Adrienne Commeree, CPC, CPMA, CCS, CEMC, CPIP, writes that attention must be paid to coding conventions and general coding guidelines when reviewing the ICD-10-CM manual for correct code assignment for diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
Q: We have an elderly patient admitted in our hospital who is also presenting with glaucoma. Since we don’t report glaucoma on a regular basis, can you explain any background, guidelines, or tips for reporting glaucoma in ICD-10-CM?