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.
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 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 (GI) 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.
Coders have many more options to report diagnoses of the foot in ICD-10-CM, with the ability to include laterality, location, and other details related to the injury. Review the bones of the feet and tips for additional documentation details to note when choosing codes for foot fractures.
Lori-Lynne A. Webb, CPC, CCS-P, CCP, CHDA, COBGC, CDIP, continues her look at 2017 diagnosis code changes for genitourinary conditions by focusing tips for reporting urinary and male genitourinary diagnoses.
Just like the lyrics to the popular Gap Band song say, "You dropped a bomb on me… I won't forget it," there are definitely some changes in the 2017 ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting that some of us may wish the Cooperating Parties will forget were ever mentioned.
Facilities may not yet be using clinical documentation improvement staff to review outpatient records, but the increasing number of value-based payment models and Medicare Advantage patients could make the practice worthwhile, according to Angela Carmichael, MBA, RHIA, CDIP, CCS, CCS-P, CRC, and Lena Lizberg, BSN.
The new ICD-10-CM codes activated October 1 affect nearly every section of the manual. Lori-Lynne A. Webb, CPC, CCS-P, CCP, CHDA, COBGC, CDIP, writes about codes that impact genitourinary and gynecological diagnoses with tips for reporting them accurately.