Guidance for coding OB delivery lacerations sometimes differs between the CPT ® Manual and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Lori-Lynne A. Webb, CPC, CCS-P, CCP, CHDA, COBGC , explains the difference in guidance and documentation necessary to report tears to the proper degree.
On July 1, CMS will implement a variety of changes to current supervision requirements as recommended by the Hospital Outpatient Payment Panel. Debbie Mackaman, RHIA, CHCO , reviews the panel's recommendations, and which CMS plans to accept or reject.
Q: If the clinical impression is physical assault, vomiting, blunt injury to abdomen, and head injury with loss of consciousness, can I code the history of hypertension, diabetes mellitus, headache, bipolar disorder, and depression?