Dawn Valdez, RN, LNC, CDIP, CCDS, says that the clinical indicators used to validate sepsis can also have other possible etiologies that could be equally responsible for the clinical indicators that are present—these are known as competing diagnoses.
Sarah Nehring, RHIT, CCS, CCDS, writes that ICD-10-CM/PCS reporting for the cardiac system is complex and requires frequent review in order to report the most accurate codes. In this article, Nehring covers ICD-10-CM/PCS coding and clinical indicators for cardiogenic shock, intra-aortic balloon pumps, and more. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently released its fiscal year (FY) 2020 Healthcare Fraud and Abuse Control Program report. During FY 2020, the federal government won or negotiated more than $1.8 billion in healthcare fraud judgments and settlements, according to the report.
Q: We recently had a patient admitted with severe acute meningitis causing respiratory decompensation. A diagnostic lumbar puncture and mechanical ventilation were both performed during the inpatient stay. Which of these two procedures would be the principal procedure?