Author "Jeanne Yoder"

By Jeanne Yoder
Mar 1st, 2018
Know when to code newborn conditions that only require a watchful eye. During an initial newborn evaluation, watchful waiting conditions are findings that usually resolve without medical intervention in a few weeks to a few years. Some watchful waitin...
By Jeanne Yoder
Oct 1st, 2016
These “unique” codes allow more specific diagnosis reporting and statistics. The Defense Health Agency (DHA), which supports the delivery of health services to Military Health System beneficiaries, occasionally requests the National Center for Health ...
By Jeanne Yoder
In Coding
Aug 20th, 2015
By Jeanne Yoder, RHIA, CPC, CPC-I, CCS-P Finally. A way to code tobacco use without tagging a patient with a mental condition. What percent of the patients coded with ICD-9-CM 305.1 Tobacco Use Disorder actually have some kind of mental disorder? Usua...
By Jeanne Yoder
Aug 20th, 2015
By Jeanne Yoder, RHIA, CPC, CPC-I, CCS-P Professional Components of Procedures What is changing with CPT on 1 Oct 2015?  Nothing.  Absolutely nothing.  Save for the annual updates, CPT and HCPCS  Level II  stay the same with the transition to ICD-10-...
By Jeanne Yoder
In CMS
Jul 29th, 2015
By Jeanne Yoder, RHIA, CPC, CPC-I, CCS-P What is a diagnosis ‘family?’ More than one coder was wondering this when they saw: What happens if I use the wrong ICD-10 code, will my claim be denied? While diagnosis coding to correct level of specificity ...