Q: A wound care patient with a 25-sq-cm chronic foot ulcer presents with a new cellulitic rash, which is treated using topical medication. During the visit, the physician also surgically removes dead tissue from the ulcer. How would these services be reported in CPT?
Q: Our coding team has been having trouble reporting post-operative complications due to vague physician documentation. What language might you suggest that physicians use to clarify that the complication is indeed due to surgery?
Q: A 32-year-old female presents for a planned vaginal delivery of twins. Twin A is delivered vaginally but due to complications, the second-born is delivered via a caesarean section (C-section). How would these obstetric services be reported in CPT?
Q: We recently had a patient admitted with severe acute meningitis causing respiratory decompensation. A diagnostic lumbar puncture and mechanical ventilation were both performed during the inpatient stay. Which of these two procedures would be the principal procedure?
Q: Would telemetry and the continuation of home medications be considered continued care for a myocardial infarction (MI) or treatment when reporting in ICD-10-CM? Would this meet the definition of a secondary diagnosis?