The 3-day payment rule is known to coders by various names such as the 72-hour rule, the 3-day payment window, or MS-DRG window policy. Kimberly Lee M.Ed., RHIA, CCS-P , describes how to navigate the rule’s nuances for billing purposes.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released the fiscal year (FY) 2023 ICD-10-CM code set and ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting. Review key ICD-10-CM updates including new codes for dementia, head injuries, and long-term drug therapy.
Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, is a condition in which the force of blood exerted against the artery walls is higher than normal for a prolonged period. This article explains hypertension pathophysiology and ICD-10-CM coding for the condition. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
Q: Based on National Correct Coding Initiative Manual guidelines, CMS allows facilities to bill 1 unit of CPT code 94640 per episode of care regardless of the number of treatments provided. Should you bill 1 unit of CPT code 94640 even if the service was performed three times?
CMS recently published its first quarter HCPCS Application Summaries and Coding Recommendations, which, included 22 requests to establish new HCPCS Level II codes for drugs and biologicals and CMS' final HCPCS coding decisions.
CMS recently announced that it released a new HCPCS Level II code for AstraZeneca's EVUSHELD COVID-19 antibody treatment, effective for dates of service on or after February 24. The initial dose authorized for use during the public health emergency has been changed to 600 mg for pre-exposure prevention of COVID-19.
Many factors influence the identification of a primary diagnosis, including varying provider documentation styles and health record nuances. Holly Cassano CPC, CRC, navigates challenges that come with selecting an appropriate primary diagnosis code.
The National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) Policy Manual for Medicare Services is used to control improper coding leading to inappropriate payment for Part B services. This article provides an in-depth overview of 2022 updates to the NCCI Manual including new and revised reporting guidance. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.