Author "Sheri Poe Bernard"

By Sheri Poe Bernard
In Coding
Feb 27th, 2019
Different interpretations of ICD-10-CM coding leave you at risk for improper quality scores and payment. Medical record auditors see a wide range of interpretation among coders and medical organizations regarding when and how overweight, obesity, and ...
By Sheri Poe Bernard
In Coding
Aug 9th, 2018
Follow both ICD-10 Official Guidelines and AHA Coding Clinic guidance to meet MACRA performance requirements. Diagnostic coding accuracy is a lot more important than it used to be. Under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA)...
By Sheri Poe Bernard
Jan 12th, 2017
Prevent the spread of misguided MRSA claims with these tips for precise ICD-10-CM coding. Although the precision of code descriptions makes it harder to miscode an infection in ICD-10-CM, there are three tricks to coding Methicillin-resistant Staphylo...
By Sheri Poe Bernard
Aug 1st, 2016
If you’re still confused about coding diabetes manifestations, look to Coding Clinic. The American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Coding Clinic provides welcome relief for diabetes coders, describing new documentation requirements for establishing causa...
By Sheri Poe Bernard
Apr 1st, 2016
Coder’s Voice The toolkit clarifies risks and provides guidance, but more can be done to address software and user pitfalls. Without any fanfare, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) last year published its Electronic Health Records ...