In Coding
Apr 7th, 2020
On April 1, 2020, the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) formally issued updates to the ICD-10-CM List of Diseases and Injuries and the ICD-10-CM Official Coding and Reporting Guidelines, respectively. These updates will offer some essential collective guidance on COVID-19 coding and reporting for the extent of this public health emergency (PHE). Take These ...
In Coding
Apr 7th, 2020
Specificity will help your inpatient rehab facility meet the 60 percent rule. The opioid crisis has drawn a lot of attention to the number of people who suffer from pain. It’s important to understand that there are different kinds of pain. Pain should be accurately categorized and coded with specificity, especially in the inpatient rehabilitation ...
In Coding
Apr 2nd, 2020
Understand the coding mechanics behind some of the most common obstetrical US examinations. An outsider looking in might think diagnostic radiology coding is as simple as knowing the number of views of an X-ray or whether contrast was used on a computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan. But to say that’s even ...
In Coding
Apr 2nd, 2020
Prepare for the unexpected when the patient is expecting. Oh, those cute little babies! All those fingers and toes and noses — when I grow up, I want to be one of those volunteers in nurseries who just sits and rocks babies all day. It sure beats this crazy coding world I’ve gotten myself into. ...
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 arrival of spring and longer periods of daylight. Spring fever may include an ...