Q: Was there an Excludes note change for subcategory G93.4- (other and unspecified encephalopathy) for fiscal year 2021? If so, how will it change any ICD-10-CM reporting and reimbursement for toxic encephalopathy and metabolic encephalopathy going forward?
Q: Is there ICD-10-CM sequencing guidance for a patient who had a hemorrhagic stroke and then a seizure without a pre-existing seizure disorder? Would it be appropriate to report epilepsy, and are there any inclusion terms we should be aware of?
Q: When might it be appropriate to report computer-aided mapping of the cervix uteri using 2021 CPT add-on code 57465 (computer-aided mapping of cervix uteri during colposcopy, including optical dynamic spectral imaging and algorithmic quantification of the acetowhitening effect)?
Q: We have an elderly patient admitted to our hospital who is also presenting with osteoarthritis (OA) of the right knee. How can we determine primary versus secondary OA, and how would it be reported in ICD-10-CM?
Q: Our coding team is having trouble understanding the different types of chronic respiratory failure (CRF) and knowing when to suspect its presence when it’s not specifically documented by our physicians. Can you please help us with this?
Q: CMS created a new MS-DRG for chimeric antigen receptor T-cell (CAR-T) therapies in the fiscal year (FY) 2021 IPPS final rule. Which ICD-10-PCS codes group to this new MS-DRG and does it qualify for an additional new technology add-on payment?
A patient with a history of hypertension sees a cardiologist for chest discomfort during exercise. The cardiologist completes an office visit and performs a cardiac stress test the same day. Would it be appropriate to report the visit using an E/M code with modifier -25?
Q: We are having trouble with a case that involves an Implantation of a cardiac resynchronization therapy-pacemaker (CRT-P) with three leads and an envelope since our facility is new to using pacemaker envelopes. How should this procedure be reported in ICD-10-PCS?
Q: During an outpatient visit, a nurse reviews the patient’s medical history and a physician performs an examination in the presence of the nurse. If you adhere to the 2021 E/M guidelines and use time as the controlling factor for code selection, can you report one E/M code for these shared services?