The flu vaccine is changed each year based on the virus types that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates will be the most prevalent. Lori-Lynne Webb, CPC, CCS-P, CCP, CHDA, CDIP, COBGC , reviews CPT and ICD-10-CM coding for this year’s flu vaccine and its administration.
Sarah Nehring, CCS, CCDS , writes that CDI and coding professionals must understand the guidelines for coding myocardial infarctions (MI) as well as the clinical difference between type 1 MIs and type 2 MIs so they can be clinically validated, queried, and reported effectively to avoid negative reimbursement ramifications. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
Due to the frequency of diagnoses and treatments for breast cancer, it’s more important than ever for inpatient coders to make sure they are reporting these diagnoses and procedures with the utmost accuracy.
According to Adrienne Commeree, CPC, CPMA, CCS, CEMC, CPIP, updating diagnosis codes has been integral to the evolution of our healthcare system. In this article, she reviews the background and basics of ICD-11 in preparation for future implementation of the code set. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
As of December 4, nearly 2,300 cases of lung injury related to vaping have been reported, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In this article, Adriane Martin, DO, FACOS, CCDS , covers guidance, clinical indicators, and ICD-10-CM reporting for vaping-related lung injury.
Since the implementation of ICD-10-CM/PCS, thousands of additional codes have been added to clarify aspects of certain conditions or procedures. This, on top of yearly code updates, has had a large impact on coder productivity. In this article, let’s take a look at some recent productivity statistics gathered by First Class Solutions Inc. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
Coders need a solid understanding of complex anatomical terminology and ICD-10-CM coding guidelines to select the most specific codes for trauma and injuries. This article breaks down inpatient diagnosis coding for superficial injuries, fractures, and burns. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) is a rare genetic disorder that causes significant physical and intellectual abnormalities. Debbie Jones, CPC, CCA , writes about signs and symptoms of PWS and diagnostic and CPT coding for the disorder.
The fiscal year (FY) 2020 ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting, released shortly after the FY 2020 ICD-10-CM code release, provide instructions for healthcare professionals on how to appropriately report complex diagnoses. Coders should take time to review these changes that were implemented October 1.
As of October 1, approximately 1,080 cases of respiratory illnesses and 18 deaths brought on by vaping have been reported in the U.S., according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Despite continued research into these cases by the CDC and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the specific cause of these illnesses remains unknown.
By selecting the most specific codes for cancer diagnoses, coders can help epidemiologists track disease trends and measure the efficacy of drug therapies and radiation oncology treatments. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
Every day, more than 130 people in the U.S. die after overdosing on opioids, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. In this article, Lori-Lynne A. Webb, CPC, CCS-P, CCP, CHDA, COBGC , writes about accurate documentation and ICD-10-CM coding for opioid use, abuse, and dependence.
In part two of this two-part series, Sharme Brodie, RN, CCDS , reviews the recent guidance from Coding Clinic , Second Quarter 2019, including systemic inflammatory response syndrome, partial hip replacements, and more.
A wide range of diagnostic tests may be used by hospital providers to examine respiratory functioning. In this article, Shelley C. Safian, PhD, RHIA, HCISPP, CCS-P, CPC-I , interprets CPT guidance for reporting pulmonary functioning tests used to diagnose patients with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Joe Rivet, JD, CCS-P, CPC, CEMC, CHC, CCEP, CHRC, CHPC, CICA, CPMA, CAC, CACO, reviews how to report the stage and type of various skin ulcers, the fiscal year (FY) 2020 guideline updates for pressure ulcers, and common terminology traps inpatient coders can get tripped up by.
Endometriosis is a condition where the tissue that usually grows in the lining of the uterus grows outside of the uterus. This typically happens in the neighboring sites of the uterus such as the ovaries, the fallopian tubes, the pelvic peritoneum, or even the intestines.
The fiscal year 2020 ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting provide instructions for healthcare professionals on how to appropriately report complex diagnoses. Lori-Lynne A. Webb, CPC, CCS-P, CCP, CHDA, COBGC , writes about significant guideline updates that will impact facilities starting October 1.