Shannon E. McCall, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CPC, CPC-I, CEMC, CCDS, reviews updates in Coding Clinic about coding orthopedic procedures in ICD-10-PCS, coma data in ICD-10-CM, and both cardiovascular procedures and diagnoses.
Marianne Durling, MHA, RHIA, CDIP, CCS, CPC, CIC, an HIM director for a health system in North Carolina, provides her wish list for her department and coders, including thoughts on implementing a CDI program, working with payers, and hiring staff.
Shelley C. Safian, PhD, RHIA, CCS-P, COC, CPC-I, AHIMA-approved ICD-10-CM/PCS trainer, writes about how to report biopsies in ICD-10-PCS since the code set does not include the term among available root operations.
A recent court ruling determined that CMS had to explain its calculation for a negative 0.2% reduction in inpatient payment rates as a result of implementing the 2-midnight rule. The court also said that providers should have an opportunity to comment on the calculation.