The Surviving Sepsis Campaign recently released a 2021 update to guidelines for the care of patients with sepsis. The updated guidelines emphasize the difficulties with treating patients who are experiencing long-term effects of sepsis.
In part two of this two-part series, Audrey Howard, RHIA, covers fiscal year (FY) 2022 updates to ICD-10-PCS reporting for spinal procedures, specificity updates to the ICD-10-CM official coding guidelines, and modified MS-DRG logic for type 2 myocardial infarctions. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
Hospitals often put significant thought, time, and energy into hiring new team members, and while coding and CDI managers can have the best possible staff, if they don’t feel appreciated, the odds of them staying with the company long term are low.
In this article, Alba Kuqi, MD, CICA, CCS, CDIP, CCDS, CRCR, CSMC, MSHIM, RHIA , breaks down a clinical scenario and corresponding query so inpatient coders and CDI specialists can better work to ensure proper reporting and reimbursement for diagnoses related to acute tubular necrosis (ATN).
Between 2016 and 2017, CMS overpaid hospitals and other providers an estimated $636 million in unallowable Medicare payments associated with neurostimulator implantation surgeries, according to a recent Office of Inspector General (OIG) report.
The fiscal year 2022 ICD-10-CM code set introduced 165 new codes, effective for encounters on or after October 1. Read about notable changes including new codes for anemia and thrombolysis, COVID-19-realted conditions, depression, and gastric metaplasia. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
In this article, we will take a closer look at clinical indicators for acute myocardial infarction, congestive heart failure, and arrythmias. Frequently reviewing clinical indicators for complicated diagnoses such as these will ensure both proper ICD-10-CM reporting and reimbursement.
Howard Rodenberg, MD, MPH, CCDS, writes that it only takes one or two inappropriate queries to a provider for the process to seem burdensome to them. To avoid this scenario, Rodenberg proposes three questions to consider once you’ve decided a query is in order.
In part one of this two-part series, Audrey Howard, RHIA, covers fiscal year (FY) 2022 updates to ICD-10-CM reporting for non-ischemic myocardial injury and traumatic brain compression and herniation. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
The latest quarterly National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) update includes a reversal of procedure-to-procedure (PTP) edits that involve E/M codes along with new medically unlikely edits (MUE) for a series of COVID-19 vaccination codes. Review the changes, which went into effect on October 1.
Q: A wound care patient with a 25-sq-cm chronic foot ulcer presents with a new cellulitic rash, which is treated using topical medication. During the visit, the physician also surgically removes dead tissue from the ulcer. How would these services be reported in CPT?
The October 2021 quarterly update to the OPPS announces new HCPCS codes for endoscopic submucosal dissection and central venous catheterization. It also introduces new HCPCS drug codes and revisions to the list of those qualifying for pass-through payment status.
ICD-10-CM coding for neuropathies can be challenging given the complexity of these diagnoses and associated complications. Demystify documentation requirements and ICD-10-CM coding for ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes, migraine headaches, and paralysis. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.