Approximately 37.3 million Americans have diabetes, and nearly 20% of them don’t know they have it, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Review the signs and symptoms of diabetes and guidelines for reporting the condition in ICD-10-CM. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
A cesarean section is typically performed when complications from pregnancy make a traditional vaginal birth difficult. Shelley C. Safian, PhD, RHIA, CCS-P, COC, CPC-I , breaks down ICD-10-CM coding for common labor and delivery complications, and ICD-10-PCS coding for cesarean deliveries.
Items eligible for CMS’ New Technology Add-on Payment (NTAP) often yield high reimbursement but are prone to charging, coding, and billing errors. Learn about the NTAP designation and its impact on coding and billing processes.
Although many provisions of the 2022 OPPS final rule are a light lift for hospitals, several have far-reaching implications. Apply these expert tips to ensure you're up to speed and aware of compliance pitfalls.
Medication Therapy Management (MTM) is a group of services provided by pharmacists that involve active management of drug therapy. Review CPT coding, the role of pharmacists, and documentation tips associated with MTM.
The American Medical Association (AMA) recently announced an editorial update to the CPT code set for COVID-19 vaccines that includes new codes for Pfizer-BioNTech’s booster vaccine and Sanofi-GlaxoSmithKline’s (Sanofi-GSK) vaccine candidate.
Hospital coding for wound procedures is notoriously difficult, as the process can seem as messy as the injuries themselves. Clarify wound documentation and guidance for reporting wound diagnoses and procedures using ICD-10-CM, CPT, and HCPCS Level II codes. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
Revenue leakage can be caused by a number of factors including late filings, inconsistent documentation, and inaccurate coding. Fran Jurcak, MSN, RN, CCDS, CCDS-O , describes proactive strategies that coding professionals can use to address mid-revenue cycle leakage.
Hospitalists coded a significantly higher proportion of Medicare beneficiaries as high severity compared to non-hospitalists, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Health Forum .
CMS is proposing to hit pause on major changes to MS-DRG designations while considering numerous changes to quality reporting and value programs, according to the fiscal year 2023 IPPS proposed rule. Read up on CMS’ proposed updates, which will impact inpatient hospitals beginning October 1. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
Aspiration pneumonia is a lung infection caused by inhaled oral or gastric contents. Alba Kuqi, MD, CCS, CDIP, CCDS, CRCR, CICA, CSCM , breaks down documentation and ICD-10-CM coding requirements for aspiration pneumonia.
Sometimes even the most seasoned revenue integrity professionals get stumped trying to navigate the maze of billing, charging, and coding rules that govern chargemaster structure. Review expert answers to perplexing chargemaster questions.
CMS’ recently released fiscal year (FY) 2023 IPPS proposed rule includes 1,179 proposed ICD-10-CM code additions, mainly affecting reporting for dementia, concussions, and injuries due to motor vehicle collisions. The code changes, if finalized, would take effect October 1, 2022.
Podiatry is the study, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders or deformities of the foot and ankle. Read up on foot and ankle anatomy and CPT coding for hallux valgus and rigidus corrections, cock-up fifth toe repairs, toe amputations, and more. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
Determination of what is medically necessary for any given diagnosis is set forth by the healthcare industry’s Standard of Care. Shelley C. Safian, PhD, RHIA, CCS-P, COC, CPC-I , unpacks local and national medical necessity standards and best practices for avoiding denials due to inadequate documentation .