Author "Kimberly Farley"

By Kimberly Farley
In Coding
Oct 1st, 2019
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
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...
By Kimberly Farley
In Coding
Jun 6th, 2018
Don’t let procedural coding intimidate you; it may turn out to be your preferred code set. I admit it: I was very intimidated at the thought of using a procedural coding system (PCS), at first. Prior to Oct. 1, 2015, I coded inpatient procedures using...
By Kimberly Farley
Dec 5th, 2017
Medicare claims payment hinges on knowing the differences between settings. Inpatient and outpatient coding, although similar in theory, are very different. Services performed in either setting are reported using different code sets and guidelines. S...