Respiratory failure occurs when the body is unable to provide oxygen to or remove carbon dioxide from the body. Alba Kuqi, MD, CCS, CDIP, CCDS, CRCR, CICA, CSCM , breaks down documentation and ICD-10-CM coding for acute and chronic respiratory failure.
A properly calibrated audit tool is key to uncovering educational opportunities for coding and CDI professionals. Dawn Valdez, RN, LNC, CDIP, CCDS, outlines questions for determining an audit focus and for querying providers when documentation is insufficient to support medical necessity.
A recent review of inpatient medical records published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Network Open from 463 hospitals found significant increases in pregnancy-related complications and maternal death during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Coders must be familiar with ICD-10-CM reporting guidelines for common neurological conditions. This article unpacks recent updates to the nervous system chapter of ICD-10-CM including 14 new codes for autonomic conditions and fatigue syndromes. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.