Steven Espinosa , CCS , AHIMA-approved ICD-10-CM/PCS trainer, and Denise Williams, RN, CPC-H, outline the anatomy of the upper gastrointestinal system and how anatomical details, along with the provider's approach and intent, help determine the proper procedure code.
When is a mammogram a screening procedure and when does it qualify as a diagnostic test? Lori-Lynne A. Webb, CPC, CCS-P, CCP, CHDA, COBGC, outlines the differences between the two and what to look for in the documentation.
With the increased specificity required for ICD-10-CM coding, coders need a solid foundation in anatomy and physiology. Review the anatomy of the thoracic cage and coding concepts in ICD-10-CM related to coding diagnoses of this region.
Coders aren’t the only ones who run into problems due to a lack of complete physician documentation. Lack of sufficient documentation also causes problems for audit review of submitted claims, which in turn leads to delays in payment, according to the October 2014 Medicare Quarterly Provider Compliance Newsletter .
Q: Do any general guidelines exist for queries on outpatient services? We are beginning the process of developing such a query system for our hospital outpatient services and clinical documentation team.