CMS recently announced 27 new ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS codes, along with corresponding MS-DRG assignment, for diagnoses and procedures related to COVID-19. These new codes will become effective for discharges on or after January 1.
Sydni Johnson, RN, BSN, CCDS , and Denice Piwowar, BSN, RN, CCDS , detail some basics of clinical validation and how to request supporting indicators of a documented diagnosis without questioning the provider’s judgment.
Emmel Golden, MD, FCCP, CCDS , reviews three recent studies detailing sepsis trends in the U.S. and writes that now is a great time to shed light on how important complete, precise documentation and coding are to understanding the sepsis health challenges we face as a country.
Clinical indicators for certain conditions frequently require greater specificity in ICD-10-CM for which a query is often required. This article takes a closer look at clinical indicators and ICD-10-CM reporting for transient ischemic attack (TIA) and underlying causes and consequences. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.