Shelley C. Safian, PhD, CCS-P, CPC-H, CPC-I , examines common orthotic procedures, including fracture reduction, total knee replacement, and total hip replacement, to determine how to choose the correct CPT ® code and key terms that should be documented.
The increased specificity required for ICD-10 coding requires a solid foundation in anatomy and physiology for coders. Review the anatomy of the kidney, as well as the essential coding concepts to properly report kidney conditions in ICD-10-CM.
Sarah L. Goodman, MBA, CHCAF, CPC-H, CCP, FCS , and Susan E. Garrison, CHCA, CHCAS, PCS, FCS, CPC, CPC-H, CCS-P, CHC, CPAR, examine a pair of case studies to determine whether the right codes were applied and whether it's appropriate to append a modifier.
Q: I work for general surgeons. Here is a common scenario: The surgeon is called in to see patient in the ED for trauma or consult. The patient is admitted, but our physician is not the admitting physician. I would tend to bill the ED code set, but do I have to use the subsequent hospital care codes instead?