ICD-10 implementation represented an unprecedented challenge for the U.S. healthcare system. Rose T. Dunn, MBA, RHIA, CPA, FACHE, FHFMA, writes about the impact of the change by looking at survey results that compare ICD-10 productivity benchmarks to ICD-9-CM.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new guidance last week with updated clinical recommendations for patients exposed to the Zika virus and also announced a registry for pregnant women infected with the virus.
Respondents to HCPro’s 2016 ICD-10 survey share their challenges and successes since implementation, while Monica Pappas, RHIA, and Darice M. Grzybowski, MA, RHIA, FAHIMA, offer their thoughts on the impact of ICD-10.
Providers need to keep more in mind than just diagnosis and procedure coding when performing sterilizations for men and women. Lori-Lynne A. Webb, CPC, CCS-P, CCP, CHDA, COBGC, CDIP, reviews the requirements for sterilizations and the part coders can play in avoiding denials.