Essential newborn care includes services provided at the time of birth and over the first hours of life. Lori-Lynne A. Webb, CPC, CCS-P, CCP, CHDA, COBGC , writes about E/M coding for these routine obstetric services.
Q: A patient is diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes mellitus and arteriosclerotic peripheral artery disease (PAD). Can we report ICD-10-CM code E11.51 with a code from subcategory I70.2- to describe affected vessels?
CMS recently added 24 audiology and speech-language pathology services to its list of telehealth services covered under Medicare during the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE). These services include speech, hearing, and swallowing assessments, and cognitive interventions.
Viral hemorrhagic fevers (VHF) are infectious diseases that pose a great public health risk due to their epidemic potential. Debbie Jones, CPC, CCA , breaks down ICD-10-CM coding for four VHFs: Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, Ebola virus disease, Lassa fever, and Marburg virus disease. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
About 1% of children in the U.S. suffer from chronic malnutrition, according to John Hopkin’s Medicine. In this article, Alba Kuqi, MD, CICA, CCS, CDIP, CCDS, CRCR, CSMC, MSHIM, RHIA, breaks down ICD-10-CM coding and documentation requirements for malnutrition.
Cheryl Manchenton, RN, BSN, Beth Wolf, MD, CCDS, CPC, and Audrey Howard, RHIA, review ICD-10-CM coding for cytokine release syndrome, sepsis, and multisystem inflammatory syndrome. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
Physician and non-physician practitioners may benefit from reviewing documentation requirements and HCPCS Level II codes for knee orthoses, according to a recent Medicare Quarterly Compliance Newsletter .
Corneal dystrophies are a group of genetic, often progressive, eye disorders that alter functioning of the cornea. Shelley C. Safian, PhD, RHIA, CCS-P, COC, CPC-I , breaks down ICD-10-CM coding for corneal dystrophies and CPT coding for procedures used to treat them.
Medicare auditors have identified failure to document time as a key flaw in claims for advance care planning (ACP), and the Office of Inspector General plans to conduct an audit of these services. Read up on documentation requirements and CPT coding for ACP to prevent claim denials.
Approximately 34.2 million Americans, or 10.5% of the U.S. population, were diagnosed with diabetes in 2018, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Review signs and symptoms of diabetes mellitus types 1 and 2 and ICD-10-CM coding for these conditions. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
Strokes are complicated, which is why it is important for inpatient coders to be familiar with the brain’s anatomy and the clinical concepts of a stroke in order to report the most accurate ICD-10-CM codes.
It’s common to see CDI job listings that require applicants to be registered nurses. Often an RN credential is not listed as being “preferred,” but required. There are risks, however, with only seeking candidates from this one background.