CMS released the fiscal year 2018 IPPS proposed rule April 14, and with it came a bevy of new potential ICD-10-CM codes. Explore the new additions to the ophthalmologic, non-pressure chronic ulcer, maternity and external cause codes ahead of implementation October 1.
April marks sexually transmitted infections month, and Peggy S. Blue, MPH, CPC, CCS-P, CEMC , gets in the spirit by breaking down the staging, diagnosis, and treatment of syphilis before examining how to code the disease in ICD-10-CM. Note: To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
A benefit of the switch to ICD-10-CM is the ability to be as specific as possible about a patient’s condition, but the downside of this is that it can make coding fractures time-consuming and confusing. Knowledge of bone anatomy and how fracture codes work is therefore an invaluable asset in fracture coding.
In the second part of this two-part series on the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), dive deeper into the four performance categories, their requirements, and their scoring parameters for the first year of MIPS reporting. This article also gives readers tips on what clinicians need to do to prepare for and participate in MIPS in 2017.
Glands located throughout the body are responsible producing hormones and releasing chemicals into the bloodstream as part of the endocrine system. These glands help maintain many important purposes of the body, including metabolism, growth, and reproductive functions. Note: To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
In the first part of a two-part series on the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), discover the basics of the MIPS program, understand who is eligible for 2017 participation, and navigate the scoring system for the first year of reporting.
The human eye may be small, but it’s one of the most complex organ systems in the body. Review the anatomy of the eye and how to code for conditions affecting the system, including new details for 2017.
Accurate clinical documentation is the bedrock of the legal medical record, billing, and coding. It is also the most complex and vulnerable part of revenue cycle because independent providers must document according to intricate and sometimes vague rules.
The codes in ICD-10-CM Chapter 13, Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System and Connective Tissue, cover diagnoses for conditions throughout the body. Due to the wide scope of conditions in the chapter, it had extensive updates for 2017. Review some of the most significant changes and the details required to accurately report the codes.
The 2017 ICD-10-CM updates included a significant number of additions to digestive system diagnoses, especially codes for pancreatitis and intestinal infections. These codes are largely focused in the lower gastrointestinal (GI) tract, and a review of the anatomy of this body system could help improve accurate documentation interpretation and code selection.
The 2017 ICD-10-CM updates included a significant number of additions to digestive system diagnoses, especially codes for pancreatitis and intestinal infections. These codes are largely focused in the lower gastrointestinal tract, and a review of the anatomy of this body system could help improve accurate documentation interpretation and code selection.
Coding managers cannot always monitor every guideline update or coding-related issue targeted by the Office of Inspector General. Rose T. Dunn, MBA, RHIA, CPA, FACHE, FHFMA, CHPS, reviews what a coding manager can do during a coding audit and how to implement a plan.
Many coders may know that the human body contains 206 bones, but they may not realize that more than 10% of them are in the cranium. In addition to reviewing skull anatomy, examine common ICD-10-CM codes for skull conditions.
Managers should not assume that they can review every guideline, every item in Coding Clinic , or every coding-related issue targeted by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) or Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC).
The 2017 ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting brought many changes and updates for coders, and present-on-admission (POA) reporting was not excluded. Completely understanding POA guidelines is necessary for any inpatient coder.