Coders can no longer rely on the muscle memory and cheat sheets they developed working with ICD-9-CM for so long. Lori-Lynne A. Webb, CPC, CCS-P, CCP, CHDA, CDIP, COBGC, reviews ways coders can update their processes for reporting certain OB/GYN services in ICD-10-CM.
Providers have to create their own ED E/M guidelines, which can present a variety of challenges for facilities. For coders, this means an understanding of how to calculate critical care and other factors in order to report the correct visit level.
Most improper payments for diagnostic nasal endoscopies reviewed during a Comprehensive Error Rate Testing (CERT) special study occurred due to insufficient documentation, according to the latest Medicare Quarterly Compliance Newsletter .