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In Coding
Dec 1st, 2021
End the sequela struggle for when to include a 7th character with this primer. ICD-10-CM codes aren’t just for coding; they’re also used for payments, statistics, and other health information management activities. Therefore, some codes are designed to meet certain episode of care requirements that translate into costs. For example, a code describing an acute ...
In Coding
Dec 1st, 2021
Select CPT® outpatient/office evaluation and management service codes with confidence. The CPT® Evaluation and Management (E/M) Services Guidelines that went into effect Jan. 1, 2021, resolve several issues providers were having with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ 1995 and 1997 Documentation Guidelines for E/M Services. But like anything new, there’s a learning curve. ...
In Coding
Dec 1st, 2021
Know how to spot and code social anxiety disorder. We’ve all felt nervous in social situations from time to time — that important job interview, mingling at parties, speaking in public. But for some, being nervous or self-conscious in social situations is more than just occasional uneasiness or shyness. Social anxiety disorder (also known as ...
In Coding
Nov 18th, 2021
Three new diagnosis codes for reporting COVID-19 vaccination status will go into effect April 1, 2022. The codes were presented by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) at the Sept. 14-15, ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee meeting, so they are not listed in the 2022 ICD-10-CM code book. The new ICD-10-CM codes for reporting ...
In Billing
Nov 15th, 2021
Latest Medicare rule changes aim to increase payment rates and improve health equity and quality of care for those with end-stage renal disease. On Oct. 29, 2021, The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule that updates payment rates under the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Prospective Payment System (PPS) for renal ...