Coders will need more information to correctly assign fracture codes in ICD-10-CM, but don’t fear. Most of that information is already in the medical record. Robert S. Gold, MD, Sandy Nicholson, MA, RHIA, and Shannon McCall, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CPC, CPC-I, CEMC, CCDS, walk through what you need to know to code fractures in ICD-10-CM
We hear about physician engagement across and throughout all healthcare settings almost daily, so it’s nothing new. But it's important for the upcoming transition to ICD-10-CM/PCS. Gloryanne Bryant, RHIA, RHIT, CCS, CCDS, offers suggestions for how to get your physicians engaged in the change.
As hospitals develop more intensive training programs for ICD-10-CM/PCS, coordinators may want to consider how different learning styles will impact the effectiveness of these training sessions. Education has to work for everyone and one size does not necessarily fit all. Victoria Weinert, RHIT, CCS and Lora Ma explain how to get everyone moving in the same direction and prevent coders from going rogue.
Coders who are preparing for the upcoming transition to ICD-10-CM should note some significant changes to the coding guidelines for glaucoma coding as part of the 2012 updates to the ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting .