Q: We have patients being admitted for COVID-19 and most of them have a laundry list of various manifestations and complications. Do all manifestations and complications need to be reported in ICD-10-CM?
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.
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.
On July 30 CMS announced the addition of 12 new ICD-10-PCS codes to describe the Introduction or Transfusion of therapeutics for treating patients with COVID-19. These new codes became effective August 1.
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.
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.
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.
According to a recent audit by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General (OIG), Ohio State University Hospital received millions in overpayments during an audit period due to errors in coding, MS-DRG assignment, and billing.
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.
The ICD-10-CM Coordination and Maintenance Committee recently released the fiscal year (FY) 2021 ICD-10-CM code set, which includes 490 new, 58 deleted, and 47 revised ICD-10-CM codes. Along with updates to the Tabular index, these changes include new codes for reporting chronic kidney disease and body mass index.
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.
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.
CMS’ recently released the fiscal year (FY) 2021 IPPS proposed rule which included proposals for the creation and revision of various MS-DRGs. In particular, CMS proposed the creation of a new MS-DRG for cases involving chimeric antigen receptor T-cell (CAR-T) therapies.
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.
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.