CMS recently released three ICD-10-PCS codes, effective April 1, for the administration of fostamatinib (Tavalisse®)—an oral spleen tyrosine kinase inhibitor used to treat adults with low platelet count due to chronic immune thrombocytopenia.
It is estimated that as many as 1 in 500 adults may suffer from a cardiomyopathy, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Review documentation considerations and ICD-10-CM coding for different types of cardiomyopathies. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
Mechanical ventilation is a life-saving intervention used for acutely ill patients who cannot breathe on their own. Lori-Lynne A. Webb, CPC, CCS-P, CCP, CHDA, COBGC , evaluates medical terminology used to describe mechanical ventilation and breaks down ICD-10-PCS coding for this procedure.
Joe Rivet, Esq., CCS-P, CPC, CEMC, CHC, CCEP, CHRC, CHPC, CICA, CPMA, CAC, CACO , describes how to use Office of Inspector General audit reports to identify areas at risk for noncompliance and how to organize targeted internal reviews.