CMS released its 2023 OPPS final rule on November 1. The document finalizes most proposed policies, including a new provider type for rural emergency hospitals (REH), continued coverage of telehealth services, and implementation of new skin substitute HCPCS codes, among other changes, which largely take effect January 1, 2023.
Diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease that causes elevated levels of glucose in the blood. It invades the body in many different ways. Shelley Safian PhD, RHIA, CCS-P, COC, CPC-I describes the types, manifestations, and treatment methods for diabetes mellitus and how to report them accurately in ICD-10-CM.
CMS confirmed in the 2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule final rule that it will adopt the framework of the revised AMA E/M guidelines, including payment based on medical decision-making (MDM) or time, effective January 1, 2023. Laura Evans, CPC, explains how the agency will diverge from the AMA on some points, however.
The 2023 ICD-10-CM update brought many new codes to report injuries sustained from collisions between motorcycles or electric-assisted bicycles and other vehicles, entities, or objects. This article reviews external cause codes and examines the new additions. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.