Q: Our facility has been seeing more denials lately for acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), especially when both respiratory failure and ARDS are documented in the same record. How should ARDS be reported in ICD-10-CM, and which MS-DRG does this diagnosis group to?
According to a recent audit performed by the Office of Inspector General (OIG), Coventry Health Care of Missouri Inc. received nearly half a million dollars in overpayments from 2014 through 2016 for incorrectly submitting diagnosis codes from high-risk groups.
All inpatient coding and CDI professionals, whether new to the field or industry veterans, should be familiar with the American Hospital Association’s Coding Clinic . This article reviews the steps to take and the importance of submitting coding questions.
In this article, Alba Kuqi, MD, CICA, CCS, CDIP, CCDS, CRCR, CSMC, MSHIM, RHIA , breaks down acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and sepsis criteria and reviews documentation and querying for these diagnoses through a case study.
Due to the drug ivermectin’s uptick in misuse for treating COVID-19, Susan Belley, MEd, RHIA, CPHQ, reviews ICD-10-CM reporting for poisonings, adverse and toxic effects, and underdosing. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.