Author "Gabriel Aponte"

By Gabriel Aponte
In Coding
May 2nd, 2022
Why it’s so important to capture social determinants of health in the medical record. Social determinants of health (SDOH) are “those conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work, and age, as well as the complex, interrelated social structur...
By Gabriel Aponte
In Coding
Dec 1st, 2021
End the sequela struggle for when to include a 7th character with this primer. ICD-10-CM codes aren’t just for coding; they’re also used for payments, statistics, and other health information management activities. Therefore, some codes are designed t...
By Gabriel Aponte
In Coding
May 1st, 2021
Comments Off on Is MEAT Satisfying Your RAF Hunger?
Sometimes the acronym leaves you wanting for more. MEAT is an acronym for Monitoring, Evaluating, Addressing/Assessing, and Treatment. The coding community uses MEAT to better apply and understand an ICD-10-CM guideline that is difficult to remember …...
By Gabriel Aponte
In CMS
Nov 1st, 2020
Comments Off on Factor in Uncommon Diabetes Complications for Risk Adjustment
Educate physicians on the importance of documenting all complications of diabetes a patient may hav...