Aimee Wilcox, CPMA, CCS-P, CST, MA, MT, and Karla VonEschen, MS, CPC, CPMA, CCDS-O, take a look back at the progression of diagnosis and mortality coding before looking ahead to ICD-11 and how coding departments can prepare for it.
Heart failure affects more than 6 million adults in the U.S. and costs the nation more than $30 billion. Review ICD-10-CM guidance and documentation details required for accurately reporting the condition. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
Artificial intelligence (AI) has burst on the scene with numerous clinical and coding applications for providers. This article looks at how the technology can be used and where human oversight is still required.
Most fracture cases originate in the ED, so orthopedic coders must understand the various scenarios that may arise based on the patient’s condition and the intent of the performing clinician. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
Diane Pittman, CPC, CPMA, CRC, CCD-O, and April Russell, MBA, CPC, CPC-P, COC, CRC, CCDS-O , explain how reporting ICD-10-CM social determinants of health, their context, and coder feedback can influence natural language understanding.
For accurate CPT and ICD-10-CM coding of fractures, coders will need to identify many pieces of information, including location and type. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
CMS posted its 2024 Therapy Code List and Dispositions on December 28. This list indicates whether therapy services, as distinguished by HCPCS Level II and CPT codes, are recognized under CMS as “sometimes therapy” or “always therapy.”
Michael Malohifo’ou, RN, MBA, PhD , explains how excessive use of emergency departments can result in unfavorable outcomes . He also assesses the complicated relationships between EDs, social determinants of health ICD-10-CM coding, and mental and behavioral health CPT services.
This Q&A with Nancy Enos, FACMPE, CPC-I, CPMA, CEMC , covers independent historians, independent interpretations, discussion with external physicians, risk, and billing for separate E/M visits. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
The 2024 ICD-10-CM update added 36 codes to the now nearly 400 codes in category M80.- (osteoporosis with current pathological fracture). The additional codes add further specificity for pelvis fractures due to age-related osteoporosis.