The Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently released its annual report detailing its list of top unimplemented recommendations for 2022. The agency recommends that CMS increase scrutiny of inpatient hospital claims for severe malnutrition and other diagnoses that are vulnerable to upcoding.
Coding and CDI professionals should understand disease processes for common inpatient diagnoses. Ronald Singell, RN, BSN, CCDS , writes about clinical indicators of disease for diabetic ketoacidosis, gastrointestinal hemorrhage, and sequential organ failure.
Pneumonia is a common infection of the lungs that can be life-threatening. Shelley C. Safian, PhD, RHIA, CCS-P, COC, CPC-I , breaks down ICD-10-CM/PCS coding for this infectious disease and its treatment.
Obesity has grown into a global epidemic with significant social and economic consequences. Review ICD-10-CM coding for obesity and other weight-related conditions, and ICD-10-PCS coding for surgical interventions used to maintain a healthy weight. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.