A lot of learning is ahead for coders and others who will need to learn how to code in ICD-10. There are changes all around, and OB coding is no exception. Lori-Lynne A, Webb, COBGC, CPC, CCS-P, CCP, CHDA, explains coding for OB ultrasounds, amniocentesis, MRIs, and other procedures in CPT ® , ICD-9, and ICD-10
By now, you may have heard that the ICD-10-CM codes are more specific than those used in the ICD-9-CM system, and fracture coding is one of the areas undergoing the most changes. Shannon McCall, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CPC, CEMC, CPC-I, CCDS, discusses fracture coding in ICD-10 and some of the expected documentation challenges associated them.
Many HIM directors and coding managers are aware of the decrease in productivity that is anticipated with the implementation of ICD-10. The concern is a valid one, according to Rose T. Dunn, MBA, RHIA, CPA, FACHE, FHFMA, who explains what’s ahead and how HIM professionals should prepare.
CMS has issued both a National Coverage Determination (NCD) Transmittal 143 and Medicare Claims Processing Transmittal 2473 on the coverage of extracorporeal photopheresis for the treatment of bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS) in certain circumstances under clinical research studies.