Heart disease is a broad category, but for this article Julian Everett, RN, BSN, CDIP , takes a look at ICD-10-CM reporting for myocardial infarctions (MI). It is essential to understand what defines an MI, current quality initiatives for MIs, and documentation and coding requirements for this diagnosis. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
Shannon McCall, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CPC, CEMC, CRC, CCDS, CCDS-O, writes that it’s important for inpatient coders to acquaint themselves with any underlying conditions related to novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in order to ensure accurate reporting, reimbursement, and data gathering.
This article details CDI quality review processes from various hospitals, some of which zero in on patient safety indicator and mortality cases to improve their facility’s severity of illness and rate of mortality scores.
As the U.S. slowly tries to recover from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the country might not ever be the same. States have been trying to reopen to regain their local economy, but in April, the U.S. unemployment rate was at the highest it’s ever been since the Great Depression.
To deal with the rising rate of infection and increased hospital admissions for extraordinarily sick patients due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), CDI teams have had to act quickly by adapting to remote work, modifying CDI practices, and more.
Sarah Nehring, CCS, CCDS , says to ensure ICD-10-PCS coding accuracy and appropriate MS-DRG assignment, inpatient coders must understand the device being inserted and how to apply the coding conventions and guidelines for pacemaker-related procedure coding. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
Joel Moorhead, MD, PhD, CPC , writes that certain clinical indicators provide strong support for a diagnosis of acute-on-chronic congestive heart failure (CHF) in adults. Because of this, it’s important for inpatient coders to familiarize themselves with baselines and clinical indicators in order to ensure accurate reporting.
Cheryl Manchenton, RN, BSN, CCDS, CPHM, writes that when it comes it reporting novel coronavirus (COVID-19), our understanding of it and its sequelae/manifestations is continually evolving. There is one “manifestation” of COVID-19 that is of interest for experimental treatment: cytokines.
Adrienne Commeree, CPC, CPMA, CCS, CEMC, CPIP, reviews Chapter 11 of the ICD-10-CM manual, Diseases of the Digestive System, as attention must be paid to the coding conventions and general coding guidelines when reviewing the manual for correct code assignment. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
It’s been nearly three years since HCPro’s last survey dedicated to query practices . Since querying is a constant and continuous aspect of CDI work, a 16-question survey focused on physician queries was recently conducted. Because of the survey’s limited length, it concentrated primarily on productivity and compliance concerns.
Jannifer Owens, MSA, BSHA, CCS, and Denise Coast, RHIA, CCS, detail tips for reporting the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and say that we have a plethora of ICD-10-CM codes to help describe the patient story and we should use them to ensure optimal coding and enhanced data capture. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
Julian Everett, RN, BSN, CDIP, writes that as some hospitals see revenue continue to decline due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, inpatient coders and CDI specialists need to brush up on the criteria, treatment, and ICD-10-CM reporting for malnutrition diagnoses to avoid any more loss in revenue.
Alba Kuqi, MD, CICA, CCS, CDIP, CCDS, CRCR, CSMC , gives guidance to CDI teams working on clinical validation, denials prevention, and appeals processes to help ensure proper reimbursement for their hospitals.
Laurie L. Prescott, RN, MSN, CCDS, CCDS-O, CDIP, CRC , reviews Coding Clinic , First Quarter 2020, guidance, which includes topics such as reporting vaping-related disorders, malnutrition, and bariatric procedures.
Adrienne Commeree, CPC, CPMA, CCS, CEMC, CPIP, details coding guidelines and instructional notes in Chapter 9 of the ICD-10-CM manual, which contains codes for diseases of the circulatory system, including rheumatic fever, hypertension, and more. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.