Providers frequently need to treat fractures in the ED, so coders need to be aware of the types of fractures and how to report them using CPT codes. Review types of fractures, treatment, and coding tips for reporting fractures in the ED.
Providers need to make sure that electronic order templates include all the necessary information to bill correctly and avoid issues during audits. Valerie A. Rinkle, MPA, writes about what must be contained in the order and ICD-10-specific updates providers should consider.
CMS released the 2017 OPPS final rule November 1, implementing site-neutral payment policies required by Section 603 of the Bipartisan Budget Act, adding new comprehensive APCs, and refining several packaging policies.
Lori-Lynne A. Webb, CPC, CCS-P, CCP, CHDA, COBGC, CDIP, continues her look at 2017 diagnosis code changes for genitourinary conditions by focusing tips for reporting urinary and male genitourinary diagnoses.