Author "Kimberly Farley"

By Kimberly Farley
Dec 1st, 2020
How to handle clinical validation and DRG denials...
By Kimberly Farley
Oct 1st, 2020
Know what the ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS guidelines mean and how to enforce them in your practice or facility...
By Kimberly Farley
In Coding
Oct 1st, 2019
Comments Off on Learn and Apply the 2020 ICD-10-PCS Code Updates
To help you ease into new coding, consume the changes in the sections that will impact your daily claims processing. Even with a decrease in the amount of ICD-10-PCS codes for fiscal year 2020, it can seem a bit daunting to take in 734 new codes, two ...
By Kimberly Farley
In Coding
Feb 5th, 2019
Comments Off on New Codes, New Guidelines: ICD-10-PCS
Don’t forget to review guideline changes while you familiarize yourself with 2019 code updates. For fiscal year 2019, we have 78,881 ICD-10-PCS codes to work with. Thankfully, there aren’t quite as many updates as last year: 392 new codes, eight revis...
By Kimberly Farley
Nov 1st, 2018
In understanding each other’s role in healthcare reimbursement, coders and CDI specialists make a dynamic duo. In healthcare, we can no longer work in silos, separate from each other, doing our own thing, unaware of what other staffers are doing. We m...