Lori-Lynne A. Webb, CPC, CCS-P, CCP, CHDA, CDIP, COBGC, answers questions from coders about OB diagnoses and procedures, including what’s bundled in the global package and how to report multiple births.
Extensive changes in ICD-10-CM terminology and codes for cardiovascular diseases often frustrate coders, says Cindy Basham, MHA, MSCCS, BSN, CCS, CPC . She provides an overview of the changes and notes what must be documented so coders can select the appropriate code.
Providers need to be careful when reporting multiple services with status indicator J1 on the same claim. Dave Fee, MBA, reviews potential concerns with reporting multiple comprehensive APCs as well as new codes and APCs introduced in the October 2015 I/OCE update.
Q: We are an independent outpatient end-stage renal disease clinic. When we administer a blood transfusion (we do not bill for the blood) can we bill HCPCS code A4750 (blood tubing, arterial or venous, for hemodialysis, each) for the tubing used in the procedure and also A4913 (miscellaneous dialysis supplies, not otherwise specified) for miscellaneous supplies pertaining to administering the blood?