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.
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.
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.
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.