The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released the fiscal year (FY) 2023 ICD-10-CM code set and ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting , introducing new codes and guidance for reporting dementia, head injuries, and long-term drug therapy.
Coding a chart with a sepsis diagnosis requires careful attention to detail. Alba Kuqi, MD, CCS, CDIP, CCDS, CRCR, CICA, CSCM , reviews sepsis documentation, ICD-10-CM coding requirements, and quality measures for public reporting.
Cranial diagnoses present with varied symptoms and require an individualized approach to treatment. Brush up on documentation and ICD-10-CM/PCS coding for neuroendoscopy, posterior fossa decompression, and embolectomy/thrombectomy procedures. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
CMS recently released the fiscal year (FY) 2023 ICD-10-PCS code set and ICD-10-PCS Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting . The ICD-10-PCS update includes several new codes for Destruction and Occlusion, and a new guideline for Detachment procedures of the extremities.
Inpatient coding for brain surgery can be challenging as many approaches, techniques, and devices may be used to treat cranial abnormalities. Read up on reporting requirements and ICD-10-CM/PCS coding for craniotomies and deep brain stimulation (DBS). Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
Various ICD-10-CM/PCS and CPT codes may be used to report hospital services for the diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19. Review Q&As on appropriate coding for COVID-19 laboratory testing, comorbidities, and treatments.
Correct present on admission (POA) identification and use of POA indicators is important, as these indicators directly affect how insurance providers and patients are billed. Lori-Lynne A. Webb, CPC, CCS-P, CCP, CHDA, COBGC , breaks down POA reporting requirements and payment implications.
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.
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.
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.
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.