Craniosynostosis, a congenital premature fusion of cranial sutures in infants, poses a complex challenge to the child’s appearance and health. Debbie Jones, CPC, CCA , explains the condition, as well as how to report its many types in ICD-10-CM and associated surgical correction procedures in CPT.
CMS' recently implemented October OPPS update brings with it a slew of new, revised, and deleted CPT and HCPCS Level II codes with effective dates ranging from April 18 to October 1. Among the additions are codes for vaccines, vaccine administration, skin substitutes, renal histotripsy, and breast imaging.
Coding staff and treating providers can increase E/M code reporting accuracy to ensure their claims hit the mark by reviewing these six Q&As. The material, created by Julia Kyles, CPC , covers medical decision making and time-based coding.
Wound care procedure reporting requires coders to follow many specific policies and procedures. This article reviews common wound care techniques of dressing changes, casting, negative pressure wound therapy, and the necessary documentation to report them in CPT. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.