Sarah Nehring, RHIT, CCS, CCDS, says ICD-10-CM reporting for diabetes can be complex, that’s why it’s important for inpatient coders to regularly review reporting requirements for this diagnosis and associated complications. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
CMS and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released new ICD-10-CM/PCS codes related to vaccines and treatments for COVID-19. These new ICD-10-CM/PCS codes are effective April 1, 2022.
According to Deanne Wilk, BSN, RN, CCDS, CDIP, CCDS-O, CCS, patient safety and quality of care are forerunning concerns for organizations today, and hospitals need to examine how and when they evaluate that quality of care in order to remain ethical and compliant.
Alba Kuqi, MD, CICA, CCS, CDIP, CCDS, CRCR, CSMC, MSHIM, RHIA , writes that one diagnosis in particular that can take extra effort to understand is acute kidney injury (AKI). Frequently reviewing coding and CDI challenges related to AKI will ensure proper coding and reimbursement.
Lori-Lynne A. Webb, CPC, CCS-P, CCP, CHDA, COBGC , unpacks CPT coding for breast biopsies, mastectomies, lymph node excisions, breast reconstructions, and other procedures used to prevent and treat breast cancer.
Joe Rivet, Esq., CCS-P, CPC, CEMC, CHC, CCEP, CHRC, CHPC, CICA, CPMA, CAC, CACO , writes about key regulatory updates in the 2022 Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) final rule, including increased price transparency penalties, changes to the inpatient-only list, and payment changes.
ICD-10-CM codes for traumatic fractures specify the type of bone injury, affected area of the body, and in some cases, the degree of soft tissue damage. Review orthopedic terminology and documentation requirements for traumatic fractures to resolve the coding challenges. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
All inpatient coding and CDI professionals, whether new to the field or industry veterans, should be familiar with the American Hospital Association’s Coding Clinic . This article reviews the steps to take and the importance of submitting coding questions.
According to a recent audit performed by the Office of Inspector General (OIG), Coventry Health Care of Missouri Inc. received nearly half a million dollars in overpayments from 2014 through 2016 for incorrectly submitting diagnosis codes from high-risk groups.
Q: Our facility has been seeing more denials lately for acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), especially when both respiratory failure and ARDS are documented in the same record. How should ARDS be reported in ICD-10-CM, and which MS-DRG does this diagnosis group to?
Due to the drug ivermectin’s uptick in misuse for treating COVID-19, Susan Belley, MEd, RHIA, CPHQ, reviews ICD-10-CM reporting for poisonings, adverse and toxic effects, and underdosing. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
In this article, Alba Kuqi, MD, CICA, CCS, CDIP, CCDS, CRCR, CSMC, MSHIM, RHIA , breaks down acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and sepsis criteria and reviews documentation and querying for these diagnoses through a case study.
CMS recently released the 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) and OPPS final rules, revising E/M coding guidelines for split visit services, retaining Category 3 telehealth codes through 2023, and increasing monetary penalties for hospital price transparency noncompliance.