Author "Michelle Dick"

By Michelle Dick
In Coding
Apr 2nd, 2020
There’s a diagnosis code for every springtime affliction you can think of. Spring fever is not a definitive diagnosis in ICD-10-CM; it’s more like a change in mindset. It’s a lift in mood and physical or behavioral changes that coincide with the arriv...
By Michelle Dick
Apr 2nd, 2020
Beyond revenue cycle integrity, medical coding has the potential to save entire patient populations. Initially, medical coding was just about assigning codes to supplies, services, and diagnoses for provider reimbursement purposes. Over the years, t...
By Michelle Dick
In Coding
Feb 12th, 2020
Since 1963, February has been “American Heart Month,” and the American Heart Association has been leading its awareness. The goal during this month is to acknowledge heart disease and to raise money for research and education. Most heart disease can b...
By Michelle Dick
In CMS
Feb 6th, 2020
As part of the Patients over Paperwork initiative, beginning in March the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will streamline its survey and certification process for psychiatric hospitals. Cutting the Red Tape Since launching the Pat...
By Michelle Dick
In Coding
Jan 28th, 2020
As football fans celebrate and top-notch athletes give it their all, know that ICD-10-CM has the event covered. Even if you aren’t a football fan, you can agree the Super Bowl is a big deal in the United States, with an average of 100 million viewers...