In part two of this series, expert Lori-Lynne Webb, CPC, CCS-P, CCP, CHDA, COBGC, addresses the “nuts and bolts” of ICD-10-CM coding for anesthesia services, including how and when to append modifiers.
Most coders never have the opportunity to code for anesthesia. Expert Lori-Lynne Webb, CPC, CCS-P, CCP, CHDA, COBGC, explains that ICD-10-CM coding for anesthesia services is interesting and straightforward, but can be confusing if an individual is unfamiliar with coding guidelines and terminology for anesthesia administration.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released the 2023 ICD-10-CM code set and ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting. Review key ICD-10-CM updates including new codes for dementia, head injuries, and long-term drug therapy.
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. Review key ICD-10-CM updates including new codes for dementia, head injuries, and long-term drug therapy.
Coding managers should not assume that they can review every coding guideline, Coding Clinic , or coding-related issue targeted by the Office of Inspector General. Review considerations for conducting focused internal and external audits.
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.
Physician service modifier -FT for unrelated E/M visits provided on the same day has been a source of confusion for many coding and billing professionals. Review the latest coding and billing guidance for reporting this modifier.
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., according to the National Institute of Mental Health Statistics. Shelley Safian, PhD, RHIA, CCS-P, COC, CIC , breaks down ICD-10-CM coding for common types of anxiety disorders and psychotherapy treatments used to manage them.
Joe Rivet, Esq., CCS-P, CPC, CEMC, CHC, CCEP, CHRC, CHPC, CICA, CPMA, CAC, CACO , describes how to use Office of Inspector General audit reports to identify areas at risk for noncompliance and how to organize targeted internal reviews.
Under certain circumstances, a service or procedure may be partially reduced or eliminated at the discretion of the physician. Read up on the correct application of hospital modifiers -52, -73, and -74 for reduced and discontinued procedural services.
Organizations may opt to measure productivity using several methods, such as number of charts coded per day or per month, based on their needs, service lines, and other considerations. Some organizations use different productivity metrics for specific settings or account types.
The 2022 ICD-10-CM manual includes new codes for thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA)—a rare clinical syndrome defined by the presence of hemolytic anemia, organ dysfunction, and low platelets. Read up on TMA pathophysiology and diagnosis coding.