Coders may need to review the anatomy of the gastrointestinal system and disease processes for gallstones, hemorrhoids, and ulcerative colitis to choose the most specific ICD-10-CM code. Jaci Johnson Kipreos, CPC, CPMA, CEMC, COC, CPC-I, and Shelley C. Safian, PhD, RHIA, CCS-P, COC, CPC-I, explain aspects of anatomy and what coders will need to look for in the documentation.
Organizations have their hands full with ICD-10-CM implementation finally on the horizon. Lori-Lynne A. Webb, CPC, CCS-P, CCP, CHDA, CDIP, COBGC, and AHIMA-approved ICD-10-CM/PCS trainer, examines how coding departments can clean up their processes now so they are ready for the new code set.
Q: We had a patient come into our ED with a severe head injury. To protect his airway, we intubated the patient. Can we report an emergency endotracheal intubation (CPT ® code 31500) and CPR (92950) together if only bagging happens and no chest compressions?