In Coding
Oct 16th, 2017
2018 ICD-10-CM includes many new, revised, and deleted diagnosis codes, some of which pertain to mental disorders. To save you the time it takes to cross walk these codes to their Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) counterparts (or vice versa), the American Psychiatric Association (APA) has done it for you. For 2018, there ...
In Coding
Oct 9th, 2017
Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is excessive fear and worry that an individual finds difficult to control. The disorder develops gradually, and can begin at any age. According to the Fifth Edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), the anxiety and worry are associated with three (or more) of the following six ...
In Coding
Sep 25th, 2017
When coding a previous or current cesarean-section (C-section) scar, Z98.891 History of uterine scar from previous surgery is appropriate when the mother is receiving antepartum care and has had a previous C-section delivery. You must confirm that the mother is receiving antepartum care that is considered routine, and there are (thus far) no complications with ...
In Coding
Sep 6th, 2017
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released “ICD-10-CM Coding Advice for Healthcare Encounters in Hurricane Aftermath” as a guide when coding healthcare encounters for individuals injured by a hurricane. The document reviews the use of external cause of morbidity codes, which “should be assigned to identify the cause of the injury(ies) incurred as a result ...
In Audit
Aug 30th, 2017
One week after the release of the 2018 ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the agency released an errata with updated rules for diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and principal diagnosis. And while some publishers, like AAPC, were able to put their ICD-10-CMs to press with the new guidelines, it was too ...