Findings from a recent medical record review published by JAMA Network Open show that physical assaults are often miscoded as accidents. Shelley C. Safian, PhD, RHIA, CCS-P, COC, CPC-I , breaks down ICD-10-CM coding for specific details about an injury or health event.
Q: A 4-year-old managing lissencephaly, hypotonia, and dysphagia with aspiration of secretions presents with fever and tachypnea. A chest x-ray shows right lower lobe infiltrates. Would it be appropriate to query the provider to confirm a diagnosis of pneumonia?
Postoperative mortality rates among Medicare beneficiaries are associated the characteristics of patients’ neighborhoods and the hospitals where they received treatment, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open in January.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) was the sixth-leading cause of death in the U.S. in 2020 with 152,657 deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read up on ICD-10-CM coding for different types of COPD including emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.