ICD-10

ICD-10

In Billing
Aug 15th, 2016
The 2017 ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting is now available for download on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) website. This latest version includes several changes worth noting. The guidelines are usually r...
In Coding
Aug 2nd, 2016
When medical documentation is unclear or incomplete, the coder’s job is to query the provider. This can be done verbally or in writing, but not in an email or with a sticky note in the chart. With the introduction of electronic medical records (EMR), ...
In Coding
Aug 2nd, 2016
Hypertensive heart disease refers to a group of disorders that includes heart failure, ischemic heart disease, and left ventricular hypertrophy. It is the number one cause of death associated with high blood pressure. Documentation must state (heart f...
In CMS
Jul 12th, 2016
The ICD-10-CM grace period offered by Medicare and some private payers – the ability to submit less specified codes without penalty – is about to end, just as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) rolls out more than 7,000 changes to ...
In Coding
Jun 13th, 2016
Codes for pressure ulcers and non-pressure chronic ulcers are located in ICD-10-CM chapter 12, Disease of the skin and subcutaneous tissue. The concept of laterality (e.g., left or right) is introduced, and should be included in the clinical documenta...