CMS recently published an update to the fiscal year (FY) 2020 IPPS final rule. This update corrects certain technical and typographical errors and contains corrections to the final payment factors. In this article, Judith Kares, JD , gives a summary of these key updates and related guidance.
Coders need a solid understanding of complex anatomical terminology and ICD-10-CM coding guidelines to select the most specific codes for trauma and injuries. This article breaks down inpatient diagnosis coding for superficial injuries, fractures, and burns. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
Q: When a diabetic patient has arteriosclerotic peripheral artery disease (PAD), should an additional ICD-10-CM code be assigned from subcategory I70.2- (atherosclerosis of native arteries of extremities) to describe the affected vessel and laterality?
Julian Everett, RN, BSN, CDIP, writes that early recognition of sepsis in pediatric patients, along with accurate reporting, is vital to the future of healthcare. With the goal of improving patient outcomes through documentation, Everett outlines her experience in providing documentation education to physicians.
Q: Does a psychiatrist need to document a physical examination and a review of prescriptions in order to support the reporting of CPT code 90792 (psychiatric diagnostic evaluation with medical services)?
Advances in technology have made it easier for providers to administer remote physiologic monitoring services. However, because these services are relatively new, they remain underutilized and Part B providers have questions on how to accurately report and bill for them.
CPT coding for behavioral health can be challenging given the multitude of factors that influence code selection. Review procedural coding for psychiatric diagnostic assessments, psychotherapy, and other mental health services commonly performed in the office setting. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
CMS released the calendar year (CY) 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and OPPS final rules approving changes to E/M documentation guidelines, introducing new HCPCS codes, and continuing its potentially unlawful payment policy for drugs purchased through the 340B drug discount program.
Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) is a rare genetic disorder that causes significant physical and intellectual abnormalities. Debbie Jones, CPC, CCA , writes about signs and symptoms of PWS and diagnostic and CPT coding for the disorder.
Let’s take a look at some common questions asked about MS-DRG optimization, and review how inpatient coding and documentation plays a significant role in the MS-DRG review process. Learning the ins and outs of this process will ensure that your facility remains educated and compliant on this topic.
Every day, more than 130 people in the U.S. die after overdosing on opioids, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. In this article, Lori-Lynne A. Webb, CPC, CCS-P, CCP, CHDA, COBGC , writes about accurate documentation and ICD-10-CM coding for opioid use, abuse, and dependence.
Many physician practices are now performing chronic care management (CCM) services yet providers continue to encounter significant barriers in completely connecting eligible patients to such care. Read about these regulatory challenges and how CCM providers should report their services using CPT codes.
By selecting the most specific codes for cancer diagnoses, coders can help epidemiologists track disease trends and measure the efficacy of drug therapies and radiation oncology treatments. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released documentation guidance for providers who evaluate patients with symptoms of e-cigarette- or vaping-associated lung injury, as well as official ICD-10-CM coding guidance for reporting these encounters.
Joe Rivet, JD, CCS-P, CPC, CEMC, CHC, CCEP, CHRC, CHPC, CICA, CPMA, CAC, CACO, reviews the basics of reporting with ICD-10-PCS including how to use the ICD-10-PCS manual, decipher root operation guidelines, and identify the principal procedure in physician documentation. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
While “myocardial ischemia” is a familiar term to CDI professionals and inpatient coders, the term “myocardial injury” does not share the same widespread recognition. In this article, Adriane Martin, DO, FACOS, CCDS , deciphers the clinical criteria and reporting guidelines for capturing myocardial injuries and demand ischemia.