The AMA introduced new CPT codes for 2016 to report intracranial therapeutic interventions. Stacie L. Buck, RHIA, CCS-P, CIRCC, RCC, reviews the changes and provides examples on how to use them in a variety of procedures.
Post-traumatic stress disorder isn’t only reported for military personnel. Shelley C. Safian, PhD, RHIA, CCS-P, COC, CPC-I, AHIMA-approved ICD-10-CM/PCS trainer, writes about when PTSD may be reported and which diagnosis and procedures codes should be included.
As the healthcare industry acclimates to using ICD-10, coders can rest assured it will still be several years until ICD-11 becomes a reality. Originally pegged for a 2015 release to the World Health Assembly, the World Health Organization (WHO) has quietly pushed ICD-11’s debut to 2018.
Q: Our radiation oncology department is having some angst about some updated guidance provided by CMS regarding reporting of planning services. These services are provided prior to the actual intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) service in order to know how to deliver the IMRT. We are not sure if we have been reporting this correctly.