As we continue seeing an influx of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, there is no better time for inpatient coders to review ICD-10-PCS reporting for extracorporeal membranous oxygenation (ECMO) procedures. Hopefully these procedures are only necessary in rare circumstances for those COVID-19 inpatients.
The fiscal year (FY) 2021 ICD-10-CM code set includes 26 new codes for nervous system conditions such as cerebellar ataxia, Dravet syndrome, and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks. This article details these code changes and associated updates to the ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting , which went into effect last month.
CMS set the timer on transforming MS-DRGs in the recently released fiscal year (FY) 2021 IPPS final rule . The agency strongly signaled its wish to de-emphasize the role of the chargemaster and the cost-to-charge ratio (CCR) in MS-DRG rate setting and laid out a pathway to a methodology that would align traditional Medicare MS-DRG rates with Medicare Advantage (MA).
It’s more important than ever that organizations keep ahead of COVID-19 ICD-10-CM and MS-DRG audits and denials. The financial strain that many organizations are under makes it imperative that they minimize disruptions to revenue.
Sarah Nehring, CCS, CCDS, RHIT, writes that acute blood loss anemia can increase expected reimbursement, the expected length of stay, and the severity of illness for an encounter. For these reasons, she presents seven things coders wish providers knew about accurately documenting this condition.
Q: CMS created a new MS-DRG for chimeric antigen receptor T-cell (CAR-T) therapies in the fiscal year (FY) 2021 IPPS final rule. Which ICD-10-PCS codes group to this new MS-DRG and does it qualify for an additional new technology add-on payment?
Adrienne Commeree, CPC, CPMA, CCS, CEMC, CPIP, RHIA , examines the reporting for codes in Chapter 13, Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System and Connective Tissue, of the ICD-10-CM manual, which included infectious arthropathies, inflammatory polyarthropathies, osteoarthritis, and other joint disorders. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
The finalized fiscal year (FY) 2021 ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS code sets were recently released in the FY 2021 IPPS final rule, introducing new, revised, and deleted codes for diagnostic and procedural services and accompanying guideline changes.
In a recent National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) update, CMS rolled back many of the procedural edits that it temporarily extended in light of the novel coronavirus public health emergency. Read up on the changes, including 291,274 procedure-to-procedure edits, which took effect October 1.
A few years ago, there was a change of attitude within seizure medicine that manifested itself as new terminology. The older term “pseudoseizure” was replaced by the phrase “psychogenic non-epileptogenic seizure.”
Outpatient coding for behavioral health services can be tricky given number of conditions that influence mental wellbeing. Review potentially confusing CPT coding guidelines for psychiatric evaluations, E/M visit services, and 2021 updates to ICD-10-CM codes for behavioral health. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
CMS released the fiscal year (FY) 2021 IPPS final rule on September 2. In this article, we will review key priorities for the coming FY, including a continuing emphasis on addressing disparities in reimbursement between urban and rural hospitals and expanding beneficiary access to cutting-edge technologies.
Sarah Nehring, CCS, CCDS, RHIT, writes that although noted in the ICD-10-CM alphabetic index, cardiorenal syndrome is not always hypertensive heart and chronic kidney disease, which is why clinical knowledge for this condition is very important for proper ICD-10-CM reporting. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.