Q: Our coding team is having trouble understanding the different types of chronic respiratory failure (CRF) and knowing when to suspect its presence when it’s not specifically documented by our physicians. Can you please help us with this?
Incorrect acute stroke diagnosis codes reported by Medicare providers resulted in millions of dollars in increased payments to Medicare Advantage organizations, according to a recent Office of Inspector General (OIG) report.
Up to now, public health data collection has been mainly focused on adult COVID-19 patients, but we are beginning to see data indicating that COVID-19 is impacting children’s health as well. With more of the spotlight on pediatric COVID-19 diagnoses, it’s important to ensure proper documentation to help improve data collection.
Gloryanne Bryant, RHIA, CDIP, CCS, CCDS, writes that the better the CDI policies and procedures, the better CDI and inpatient coding departments can work efficiently together to achieve proper documentation, coding, and reimbursement.
Sarah Nehring, RHIT, CCS, CCDS , details three significant changes to the ICD-10-CM tabular list Excludes notes that may prove valuable to hospitals in fiscal year (FY) 2021, including updates to Excludes notes for encephalopathy, toxic encephalopathy, and more. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.